Aetna and GNP Create Insurance Alliance to Give Mexican Families Access to Doctors in the U.S. and Abroad

-- GNP launches international health care plans with Aetna coverage --

HARTFORD, Conn. & MEXICO CITY--()--Aetna (NYSE: AET), one of the United States’ largest health care benefits companies, and Grupo Nacional Provincial (GNP), Mexico’s largest health insurance company, today announced a strategic alliance that embeds Aetna’s international health care coverage in two high-end GNP health care plans sold to residents of Mexico.

The GNP plans, Línea Azul Internacional and Línea Azul VIP, roll out this month with international coverage from Aetna. In addition to domestic coverage in Mexico, the plans’ benefits feature hospitalization, outpatient treatment, pharmacy, and emergency assistance, among other services, in the U.S. and abroad. Members of the plans will have access to Aetna’s network of more than one million health care providers in the U.S. and an additional 100,000 providers around the globe. Additional benefits include Aetna’s health care management services, mobile technology tools, and extensive health and wellness information. The plans will cover the members in the U.S. in accordance with U.S. laws and regulations, including health care reform legislation.

“Our customers who purchase our Línea Azul Internacional and Línea Azul VIP plans often have second homes in the U.S. and travel extensively,” said Alejandro Bailleres, CEO of GNP. “They are accustomed to the very best. We are pleased to work with Aetna to give our members easy access to high-quality health care no matter where in the world they might be. Aetna’s strength in health management analytics, technology and wellness solutions will serve our customers well.”

Eugene Marks, Aetna International’s general manager of the Americas, said, “GNP shares our deep commitment to excellence and focus on customer needs. As one of the largest providers of global health care coverage for expatriates, we understand how important it is for our members to count on us to help them stay healthy or be by their side through a medical crisis when they are far from home. We look forward to serving GNP’s members when they are in the U.S. and traveling around the world plus further expanding our relationship on a number of additional technology, product and service fronts."

Mexican residents interested in learning more about GNP’s Línea Azul Internacional and Línea Azul VIP plans may contact GNP at +52 55 52 27 3000 or 01800 400 9000 or their local agent.

About GNP

GNP is the largest multi-line insurance company in Mexico with a successful history that dates back to 1901. Among the years, GNP has been recognized for the experience, innovation and financial stability. Today, GNP offers a diverse set of protection solutions in all lines of business –Health, Life, Auto and Property and Casualty– serving not only individuals but also Corporations and Government. Within the Mexican health insurance market, GNP is the leader in written premiums and amount of paid claims, attending more than 1.2 million members through the established partnerships, built with the most prominent health service providers and renowned physicians. GNP assists it clients through a network of more than 5,000 agents and more than 5,000 collaborators. For further information, please visit www.gnp.com.mx.

About Aetna International

Aetna International is committed to helping create a stronger, healthier global community by delivering comprehensive health benefits and health management solutions worldwide. Aetna International's expatriate business is one of the industry's largest and most prominent international health benefits providers, supporting more than 500,000 members worldwide. The organisation’s expatriate offerings include medical, dental, vision, life, disability and emergency assistance. Aetna International’s health management business collaborates with health care systems, government entities and plan sponsors around the world to design and build locally applied health management solutions to improve health, quality and cost outcomes. For more information, see www.aetnainternational.com.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the United States’ 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 products and 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.

Contacts

Media Contact:
Aetna
Marnie Goodman, +1-860-273-2314
GoodmanM2@aetna.com
or
Media Contact:
GNP
Mónica Mejía, +52 55 5227
monica.mejia@gnp.com.mx

Release Summary

Aetna (AET), one of the United States’ largest health care benefits companies, and Grupo Nacional Provincial (GNP), Mexico’s largest health insurance company, today announced a strategic alliance.

Sharing

Contacts

Media Contact:
Aetna
Marnie Goodman, +1-860-273-2314
GoodmanM2@aetna.com
or
Media Contact:
GNP
Mónica Mejía, +52 55 5227
monica.mejia@gnp.com.mx