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Who we are and who we serve.

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Who We Are

Banner|Aetna makes health care easier at a lower cost, while offering members a world class experience.

We do this by creating better patient outcomes, lowering costs and removing administrative barriers.

With a proven track record, we are uniquely positioned to make Banner|Aetna sustainable and affordable. This collaboration will create meaningful change to the overall experience of health care.

The new partnership will feature the Banner Health Network as its core, which includes more than 1,400 primary care physicians, 7,900 specialists, 125 urgent care facilities, as well as 16 hospitals, 14 emergency rooms and 11 Banner Health Centers.

Banner and Aetna share a history of building sought-after health care insurance coverage options. Aetna began offering the Aetna Whole Health – Banner Health Network insurance product in 2011. Since the launch, more than 48,000 members in Phoenix are covered under this model of care.

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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
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Our joint venture is bringing a set of innovative products and services to members and employers. Banner|Aetna is creating a health care experience that’s simpler, more sustainable and works for members. I’m excited to be part of changing the face of health care in Arizona.

Jonathan Mayhew
Senior Vice President National Accounts and Individual Business Units
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Who We Serve

Banner|Aetna is for companies looking to provide their employees with the highest quality, most cost-efficient health plan, Banner|Aetna is the smart buy, because Banner|Aetna’s unique business model is:

  • Easier
  • Proven
  • Revolutionary

The Partners

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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, which have provided consumers and employers with higher-quality, lower-cost care and improved outcomes. Aetna began offering the Aetna Whole Health – Banner Health Network in 2011. More than 48,000 members in Phoenix are covered under these plans and this model of care.

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What does Aetna bring to the new company?

  • One of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving about 46.5 million* people.
  • In the greater Phoenix area, Aetna provides health care benefits to about 300,000* commercial members.
  • Plus, over our 160+ year history, Aetna has developed:
    • Sophisticated analytics and reporting to transform clinical and claims data into actionable recommendations for improvement and identify gaps in care and members who may need extra assistance.
    • Technology infrastructure and online tools that empower members to research treatments and easily find providers.

*As of May 2016

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What does Banner bring to the new company?

  • Banner is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country, providing services in six states.
  • Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Banner operates 26 hospitals, plus Banner Medical Group, Banner Health Network, Banner Health Centers and Clinics, Banner Urgent Care, Banner Home Care, Banner Hospice, long-term care centers, surgery centers and related health services.
  • Banner – University Medicine is the new academic medicine division of Banner anchored by three academic medical centers in Phoenix and Tucson.
  • With more than 48,000 employees, Banner is the largest private employer in Arizona and third largest employer in Northern Colorado.
     

Banner’s non-profit mission: “Making health care easier, so that life can be better.”

Transforming health care, together

Together, Banner Health and Aetna aim to offer more efficient and effective patient care at a more affordable cost. We join the right medical professionals with the right technology, so patients benefit from quality, personalized health care designed to help them reach their health ambitions.

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Banner|Aetna is the brand name used for products and services provided by Banner Health and Aetna Health Insurance Company and Banner Health and Aetna Health Plan Inc. Health benefits and health insurance plans are offered and/or underwritten by Banner Health and Aetna Health Insurance Company and/or Banner Health and Aetna Health Plan Inc. (Banner|Aetna). Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products. Banner Health and Aetna Health Insurance Company and Banner Health and Aetna Health Plan Inc. are affiliates of Banner Health and, of Aetna Life Insurance Company and its affiliates (Aetna). Aetna provides certain management services to Banner|Aetna.

This material is for information only and is not an offer or invitation to contract. An application must be completed to obtain coverage. Health benefits and health insurance plans contain exclusions and limitations. Providers are independent contractors and not our agents. Provider participation may change without notice. We do not provide care or guarantee access to health services. Not all health services are covered. See plan documents for a complete description of benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability are subject to change and may vary by location. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change.

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