Aetna CVS Health to enter ACA individual insurance exchange marketplace in select counties in California

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Aetna, a CVS Health company, is entering the individual insurance exchange marketplace in California (in select counties) with its Aetna CVS Health co-branded insurance product, providing affordable access to health care for more Californians.

“With millions of Americans being uninsured or underinsured, our plans provide quality care, at an affordable price and the ability to conveniently access this care using virtual technology and in-person care in their communities,” said Dr. Kyu Rhee, Chief Medical Officer, Aetna. “By bridging the gap between people and the support and services they need, we can offer a human-centered approach where, when and how they need us.”

With the launch of these plans, members will have access to Aetna’s expansive network of primary care doctors, mental health providers, specialists and hospitals – including Santé Physicians (Fresno) and Nivano Physicians (Sacramento). Plus, convenient and affordable care options through telehealth and MinuteClinic® and HealthHUB™ locations – removing more barriers to accessing care.

Aetna CVS Health ACA exchange products bring together the coverage of Aetna and the convenience of CVS Health. It’s health insurance done differently and features:

  • Quality care with Aetna’s broad network of primary care doctors, specialists and hospitals
  • Affordable care with plans that include in-network $0 virtual and walk-in clinic care*
  • Care on your schedule with 24/7 access to virtual care, plus walk-in visits at 1,100 CVS Minute Clinic locations nationwide

“We understand that everyone has their own unique circumstances and making health care simple, easy and affordable is how we are meeting them where they are on their journey,” said Jeff Hermosillo, California Market President, Aetna. “We’re ensuring more Californians – and Americans – can get access to Aetna’s quality care. We are uniquely positioned to work with the member to achieve better outcomes, across health plans, MinuteClinic, CVS HealthHUB, CVS Pharmacy or any of our virtual care options.”

The Aetna CVS Health ACA plans are comprehensive health care plans that provide care and coverage for:

  • Pediatric services, including oral and vision care
  • Ambulatory patient services (outpatient services)
  • Emergency services
  • Hospitalization
  • Maternity and newborn care
  • Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment
  • Prescription drugs
  • Rehabilitative and habilitative services (those that help patients acquire, maintain, or improve skills necessary for daily functioning) and devices
  • Laboratory services
  • Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management

This new offering will be available in select California counties, including: Sacramento County and the neighboring counties of El DoradoPlacer and Yolo; and the greater Fresno counties of FresnoKings and Madera.


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