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About Us

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Why we’re different

Our goal is to improve the health care system by making patients' experiences easier and more affordable. We’re looking to do this by creating better patient outcomes, lowering costs and making care easier and more efficient. With a proven track record, we are uniquely positioned to make Banner|Aetna sustainable and affordable.

Our Network

Banner|Aetna features Banner Health’s network of doctors, health centers, clinics and hospitals, working together to provide high-quality health care. Doctors within the network will work with each other and clinical teams to ensure patients are healthier and satisfied with their care. The Banner|Aetna Performance network, which includes Maricopa, Pinal, Pima and Coconino counties also includes providers from HonorHealth, Banner University Medical Center & Medical Group, Tucson Medical Center, TMC One, Arizona Community Partners, El Rio Health, Northern Arizona Healthcare, Banner Page Hospital and Banner Primary care, Including:

  • 2,956+ primary care doctors1
  • 19,123+ specialists1
  • 38 hospitals
  • 172 urgent care centers
  • 36 walk-in clinics
  • 13 Banner Health Centers

Joining Banner|Aetna means joining the goal of higher quality of care, in more places, for more people. All backed by our strong network of providers to give employers and patients’ choices.

1Some providers practice solely within a facility setting and are not available to members for appointment.


To learn more about BannerlAetna and for additional resources, visit our resources page.

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The vision of Banner and Aetna is to help light a path to high quality medical care and health management at an affordable price. We look forward to expanding this vision so that Arizonans statewide have access to care and coverage under this plan.

Chuck Lehn
President, Banner Health Network

Who We Help

If your company is looking to offer your employees a high quality, cost-efficient health plan, we’ve got you. Our unique business model is easier, proven and revolutionary.

Delivering better health care, together

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Why did Banner and Aetna create a partnership?

Banner and Aetna share a history of building successful, value-based care models. They’ve given members and employers higher-quality, lower-cost care. This has helped improve health outcomes. Aetna began offering the Aetna Whole Health – Banner Health Network in 2011. More than 250,000 members in the Phoenix & Tucson areas are now covered under these plans and this model of care.

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What does Aetna bring to the new company?

Aetna uses advanced health care analytics and reporting to find gaps in care. So we make sure patients get the right care at the right time. With a robust health information technology platform and online tools, patients can easily find treatments and doctors in their neighborhoods. 

With a 160-year history, Aetna is one of the nation's leading health care companies and:

  • Serves about 46.5 million** people
  • Offers health care benefits to about 300,000** commercial members in the Phoenix area

**As of May 2016

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What does Banner bring to the new company?

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Banner is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. Part of Banner is Banner – University Medicine, which is the new academic medicine division with three academic medical centers in Phoenix and Tucson.

Banner also offers services in 6 states and employs more than 48,000 people. It operates 26 hospitals, along with:

  • Banner Medical Group and Banner Health Network
  • Banner Health Centers and Clinics
  • Banner Urgent Care and Banner Home Care
  • Banner - University Medical Centers South and Tucson
  • Banner – University Medical Group 
  • Banner Hospice, long-term care centers, surgery centers and related health services

Transforming health care, together

Banner|Aetna aims to offer access to more efficient and effective member care at a more affordable cost. We join the right medical professionals with the right technology, so members benefit from quality, personalized health care designed to help them reach their health ambitions.

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Health benefits and health insurance plans are offered, underwritten, and/or administered by Banner Health and Aetna Health Insurance Company and/or Banner Health and Aetna Health Plan Inc. (Banner|Aetna). Banner|Aetna is an affiliate of Banner Health and of Aetna Life Insurance Company and its affiliates (Aetna). Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products. Aetna and Banner Health provide certain management services to Banner|Aetna. Aetna, CVS Pharmacy® and MinuteClinic, LLC (which either operates or provides certain management support services to MinuteClinic-branded walk-in clinics) are part of the CVS Health® family of companies.

98point6® is a registered trademark of 98point6 Inc. Access to 98point6® is not included in all plans. 98point6 is available to members age 1-17 when an adult parent or guardian is also enrolled in the plan.

This material is for information only. An application must be completed to obtain coverage. Rates and benefits vary by location. Providers are independent contractors and are not agents of Banner|Aetna. Provider participation may change without notice.

Health insurance plans contain exclusions and limitations.

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