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Aetna Mobile Adds Disability Benefit Access for Easy, On-The-Go Management of Absence Information

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Aetna Mobile Adds Disability Benefit Access for Easy, On-The-Go Management of Absence Information

10:00 EDT Thursday, July 18, 2013

HARTFORD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- Today Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced the addition of Disability and Leave Management functionality to Aetna Mobile. Members can now view and manage their disability and leave information on-the-go using Aetna Mobile from their smartphone or tablet.

“Aetna continues to invest in technology that enhances the health care experience for our members,” said Dan Fishbein, president, Specialty Businesses. “We're thrilled to introduce on-demand access to Disability and Leave Management benefits through Aetna Mobile. It's a tool that connects members to meaningful health care and absence information in an efficient way.”

According to a study by Cybercitizen Health and Manhattan Research, the number of adults using mobile phones for health information was 75 million in 2012, up from 61 million in 2011.1

Members with an active disability or leave claim can use Aetna's mobile app to:

  • Review disability claims or leave status, including dates of absence from work
  • View disability benefit payment history, including payment amounts and claim details
  • Contact Aetna for assistance with disability claims and leave requests

“This solution supports the return-to-work strategy of our customers, as it helps their employees efficiently manage their absence,” said Keith Nelson, head of Disability and Absence Business Systems. “The convenience of Aetna Mobile gives employees secure and timely access to details about their disability or leave event when they need it 24/7.”

To learn more about Aetna Mobile, visit www.aetna.com/mobile.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 44 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers' compensation administrative services and health information technology services. Aetna's customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.

1 Manhattan Research's Cybercitizen Health® U.S. 2012 study.

Aetna
Trasee Carr, 614-855-6254
carrt@aetna.com

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