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2023

Fierce Health Payer Summit CEO spoke on managing employers’ expectations on health plans at the inaugural event.

Becker's Healthcare 14th Annual Meeting CEO Tom Grote to speak about value-based care on a panel at the annual meeting.

Becker's Payer Issues Roundtable November 2023 CMO Dr. Groves discussed chronic care, as well as health system-owned health plans.

Becker's Payer Issues Roundtable November 2023 Tom Grote spoke on the top issues for health plan CEOs.

Becker’s Healthcare speaking series Dr. Groves’ shared his opinion on health equity in this article.

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast COO Joanne Mizell’s podcast feature highlighted her background and experience at Banner|Aetna.

AZ Big Media COO Joanne Mizel was featured as a Most Influential Woman.

Modern Healthcare Banner|Aetna was named a Top Innovator by Modern Healthcare.

Hubbard Radio Banner|Aetna’s IFP plans were featured in this episode of Valley Focus.

Becker’s Payer Issues Banner|Aetna’s individual and family plans were highlighted in this round up article.

Becker’s Payer Issues Roundtable Dr. Groves was interviewed on-site at the Becker’s Chicago event.

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast Tom Grote described his experience and organization direction ahead of the event.

Hertel Report Banner|Aetna was put in the spotlight for the organization’s Modern Healthcare Top Innovator award.

Fierce Healthcare Joanne Mizell was featured after being named a 2023 Woman of Influence.

AzBusiness Tom Grote was highlighted as a health care industry leader.

Phoenix Magazine Tom Grote was named to the Great 48 list in the health care category.

AzBusiness Dr. Groves was featured as a health care leader on the provider list.

BestCompaniesAZ Banner|Aetna was named a top small company to work for in Arizona

Modern Healthcare Banner|Aetna was named a “Top Innovator” organization for the company’s ability to employ creative strategies and achieve concrete results in the health care industry

AZ Big Media COO Joanne Mizell was named to the “Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2023” list

AzBusiness Joanne Mizell was featured in the July/August edition of the magazine for her “Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2023” achievement

Becker’s Payer Issues Dr. Groves shared his advice for future leaders in the health care industry in Becker’s speaker series

Women We Admire Joanne was named to the Top Women Leaders for 2023 list

Becker’s Payer Issues Podcast Dr. Groves discussed the programs and initiatives of Banner|Aetna in this Becker’s Healthcare podcast

AZ Big Media Joanne Mizell was recognized for her dedication to the health care industry

Healthcare Partnership Network (HPN) Dr. Groves contributed his insight as a keynote speaker on sustainable and equitable health care at the HPN Miami conference

Arizona Capitol Times Joanne was named a Women Achiever of Arizona in the health care category

News 4 Tucson - KVOA Banner|Aetna sponsored the Pima County Sheriff's Department’s 'Badges and Backpacks' event

Tucson.com Banner|Aetna teamed up with the Pima County Sheriff's Department to provide 2,700 free backpacks and school supplies for kids

The Groves Connection Dr. Groves sat down with Lenovo Executive Director, Paul Battle, in the AJMC studio

ACO & Payer Leadership Summit Dr. Groves spoke about advancing innovation in value-based care at the invitation-only summit

AZ Big Media Joanne Mizell was recognized as a 2023 Most Influential Women in Arizona

Women We Admire Joanne was named a top women leader in Arizona

Trilliant Health Dr. Groves gave his input on The Compass, a publication read by C-suite executives across all segments of health

Becker’s Payer Issues Dr. Groves discussed his thoughts on the biggest misconceptions about payers

Phoenix Business Journal Banner|Aetna was ranked as one of the largest PPO health insurance companies in Arizona

American Journal of Managed Care Dr. Groves explores payment reform and rising oncology drug costs in this evidence-based oncology journal

Phoenix Business Journal CEO Tom Grote shared his experiences over the course of his career after being named a 2023 Most Admired Leader

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast Tom Grote discusses what effective health care leaders need to be successful in the coming years

Prime Health Dr. Groves spoke at the 10th Annual Colorado Health Innovation Summit on telemedicine

Becker’s Hospital Review Joanne Mizell discusses how Banner|Aetna is breaking down data silos

Becker’s Payer Issues Dr. Groves answers the question, “How will AI change the payer industry?”

Az Big Media Champions of Change Tom Grote was a finalist for health care leader of the year

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast Dr. Groves explains his career journey in this podcast

Phoenix Business Journal 2023 Most Admired Leaders CEO Tom Grote was announced as a winner in the esteemed award program

Greater Phoenix InBusiness Tom Grote states the importance of collaboration in the healthcare industry and how it has worked for Banner|Aetna

American Journal of Managed Care Dr. Groves explains how outcomes from Type 2 diabetes reversal program are tracked  

AZ Big Media’s 2023 Champions of Change award Tom Grote is a finalist for this award, recognizing dynamic innovators who are changing Arizona’s business landscape

Outcomes Rocket podcast Joanne Mizell shares the importance of collaboration between health systems and payers

Greater Phoenix InBusiness Tom Grote is featured as April’s guest editor

Inspiring Women podcast Joanne Mizell discusses health care complexity with a new care delivery model

American Journal of Managed Care Dr. Groves highlights Virta Health and its diabetes reversal results

Slice of Healthcare podcast COO Joanne Mizell discusses her ideal innovation to help lower health care costs

10th-Annual Phoenix Business Journal Mentoring Monday event Joanne Mizell shared her career insights at the Phoenix Business Journal event

Collision Point podcast Dr. Groves discusses how tech, like AI and predictive analytics, can improve population health

Phoenix Business Journal Banner|Aetna is featured in this article on prescription drugs

Transcarent to Acquire 98point6 Tom Grote commented on the acquisition, stating Banner|Aetna will continue offering 98point6 to members

8th Annual Becker’s Health IT + Digital Health + RCM Meeting Joanne Mizell to speak on a panel at the upcoming event

Bright Spots in Healthcare podcast Joanne Mizell describes Banner|Aetna’s uniqueness and approach to whole person care

Bright Spots in Healthcare videocast Joanne Mizell joins Eric Glazer in a discussion rethinking whole person care

American Journal of Managed Care Updates in Value-Based Cancer Care Dr. Groves cochaired this insightful panel, sharing the latest in value-based cancer care

The Hertel Report Banner|Aetna’s Tom Grote speaks to Medicaid redetermination efforts (login required)

Ranking Arizona: Top 8 Health Insurance Companies Banner|Aetna was named a top health insurance company in the 2023 edition

Becker’s Payer Roundtable Dr. Groves to speak at industry conference on what is next for value-based care and digital transformation

Healthcare IT Today podcast Joanne Mizell breaks down the frictionless billing initiative and shares insight on key health care topics

Becker’s Payer Roundtable Tom Grote to address where payer-health system relationships are headed

Collision Point podcast Dr. Groves discusses how technologies like artificial intelligence and predictive analytics can improve population health

AJMC Evidence-Based Oncology Journal Dr. Groves joined a panel focused on improving population health

Becker’s Women’s Leadership podcast COO Joanne Mizell featured in healthcare podcast

AHIP Executive Leadership Summit Tom Grote to participate in influential leadership summit

Becker’s Healthcare Outlook for Healthcare 2023 Dr. Groves participated in industry discussion

The Executive podcast Joanne Mizell featured in executive profile podcast

Becker’s Healthcare Inflation Roundtable Dr. Groves participated in discussion on how inflation will drive health plan strategy

Greater Phoenix InBusiness COO Joanne Mizell and the frictionless billing program are highlighted

AzBusiness Leaders award Tom Grote named a top business leader for 2023

Healthcare Innovation article Banner|Aetna is highlighted as a “pioneering superstructure”

Healthcare Business Today COO Joanne Mizell and the frictionless billing program are featured

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Tom Grote on how local employers can benefit from innovative health insurance models

2022

Society of Healthcare Innovation podcast Dr. Groves of Banner|Aetna featured in “Healthcare Reimagined” podcast

Advisory Board Banner|Aetna featured in value-based care

HealthPayerIntelligence Banner|Aetna COO Joanne Mizell and its frictionless billing program featured

Hubbard Radio Tom Grote and Banner|Aetna’s ACA exchange plans are featured in local Valley Focus radio show (starts at 20:10)

CBS Banner|Aetna’s partnership with Virta Health helps member reverse diabetes diagnosis

Healthcare Financial Management Association Banner|Aetna is featured in this “Healthcare 2030” payvider trends report

Healthcare Finance News Banner|Aetna’s partnership with Type 2 reversal program noted

Fort Morgan Times Banner|Aetna member is featured in this article on diabetes reversal

AZ Central Banner|Aetna’s ACA exchange plans noted

Becker’s Payer Issues Banner|Aetna ACA plan expansion highlighted

The Hertel Report ACA open enrollment announcement includes Banner|Aetna

HealthPayerIntelligence Banner|Aetna streamlines bill format to improve medical billing

MedCity News Banner|Aetna’s frictionless billing program featured

American Heart Association CEO Tom Grote named 2022 American Heart Association Executive Volunteer of the Year by the Phoenix American Heart Association

Becker’s Payer Issues Banner|Aetna COO Joanne Mizell featured in new program announcement

MedCity News Banner|Aetna frictionless billing program announcement featured

Greater Phoenix InBusiness Banner|Aetna new billing program highlighted

Moonshots for Health Dr. Groves speaks on panel addressing reversing chronic disease through new care models

Healthcare Innovation Tom Grote and Dr. Groves to speak on value-based care webinar

Phoenix Business Journal Q&A with Tom Grote on health care collaboration

Becker’s Payer Issues Dr. Groves of Banner|Aetna included in the Speaker Series

Phoenix Business Journal Banner|Aetna featured in how health insurance payvider models are driving innovation in the marketplace

American Heart Association Dr. Groves featured in “diabetes and your heart” webinar

Becker’s Payer Issues CEO Tom Grote is featured in the Speakers Series

Trilliant Health podcast Dr. Groves featured in Executive Perspectives podcast series

Break Everything in Healthcare podcast Dr. Groves of Banner|Aetna is featured in this recent podcast

Healthcare Finance Banner|Aetna’s Type 2 diabetes reversal program with Virta Health is highlighted

Moonshots for Health Dr. Groves to speak at industry conference focused on reversing America’s chronic disease crisis

BenefitsPro CEO Tom Grote recently shared his insights on value-based care and joint venture health plans

Phoenix Business Journal Banner|Aetna team member Rhian Madrid accepted in Valley Leadership program

Healthcare Ecosystems for the Future 2022 Dr. Groves to address key clinical principles and trends during industry fireside chat

Greater Phoenix InBusiness Banner|Aetna team member Faith Heinrich graduates from Gilbert Leadership program

Medium Chief Operating Officer Joanne Mizell featured in “Women of the C-Suite” article

Becker’s 2022 Payer Virtual Event Dr. Groves of Banner|Aetna addressing Where Value-Based Care is Headed

HIT Consultant Dr. Groves of Banner|Aetna weighs in on industry telehealth trends

WEDI Virtual Spotlight Dr. Groves speaks on value-based care trends (1:55:55 time mark)

Phoenix Business Journal Banner|Aetna listed as one of the largest Arizona PPO health insurance companies

Greater Phoenix In Business Tom Grote outlines how Banner|Aetna delivers results in Arizona

MedCity News Dr. Groves featured in op-ed about helping patients with diabetes

South Pima News Banner|Aetna to host school supply giveaway in partnership with the Sheriff’s department

HealthLeaders Dr. Groves of Banner|Aetna featured in the Intelligence Report “Value-based care: can the model succeed?” (login required)

Becker’s 2022 Payer Virtual Event Tom Grote of Banner|Aetna addressing The Evolving Health Insurance Ecosystem

Becker’s Payer Issues Roundtable Tom Grote addressing The Evolution of New Types of Health Plans

Becker’s Payer Issues Roundtable Dr. Groves of Banner|Aetna addressing The Rise of 'Pay-viders': What Works and What Doesn't for Health System-Owned Health Plans

Becker’s Payer Issues Q&A with CEO Tom Grote on the joint venture’s first 5 years

HealthIMPACT Spring Forum Dr. Groves speaks to “What does door to door healthcare delivery look like in a value-based patient-centered digital world?” (login required)

WEDI Health IT Association Dr. Robert Groves of Banner|Aetna addressing “Driving Innovation; Collaborative Value Based Care Models”

Voyage Phoenix Banner|Aetna CEO profiled as 2022 American Heart Association Phoenix Walk Chair

Arizona Business Magazine Banner|Aetna included on Ranking Arizona’s 2022 listing of top 10 health insurance companies

The American Journal of Accountable Care Banner|Aetna leaders featured in article that highlights putting care decisions in the hands of providers

Becker’s Payer Issues 5 years later: Chief Medical Officer shares results of Banner|Aetna partnership

AJMC webinar Banner|Aetna leaders featured in Matters in Managed Care webinar series: An evolution from ACO to partnership

AJMC webinar Banner|Aetna leaders featured in Matters in Managed Care webinar series: From high-risk management to patient engagement

AJMC webinar Banner|Aetna leaders featured in Matters in Managed Care webinar series: Better access equals better experience

AJMC webinar Banner|Aetna leaders featured in Matters in Managed Care webinar series: Virtual care and mental health delivery

AZ Central Dr. Groves’ op-ed addresses “Want to reverse Type 2 diabetes? Here's the secret ingredient”

HealthIMPACT Live Spring Forum Dr. Groves speaks to “Healthcare delivery in a value-based patient-centered digital world”

AZ Business CEO Tom Grote selected as a 2022 Arizona Business Leader

Arizona HIMSS Chapter Dr. Robert Groves speaks at Behavioral Health Innovation panel

Healthcare Innovation's Southern California Summit Banner|Aetna CEO Tom Grote speaks on “Envisioning the Future of Payers and Providers: The Bold Journey of Banner|Aetna”

ABC15 Health Insider Banner|Aetna member featured using the Virta Health’s diabetes reversal program

City Sun Times Banner|Aetna member featured in article that highlights its innovative programs

Microsoft Dr. Groves featured in recent article on reimagining healthcare for the future

Microsoft Dr. Groves featured in recent article on how healthcare industry leaders can help fight burnout

Becker’s Hospital Review podcast Dr. Groves spoke on how technology can ease the burden on the frontlines

The Hertel Report Banner|Aetna partners with Virta Health to offer drug-free diabetes treatment (log in required)

KVOA Tucsonan uses lifestyle treatment plan to reverse diabetes without surgery or medication

American Hospital Association Banner|Aetna featured in article highlighting how aligning incentives drives innovation

Arizona Foothills Magazine Banner|Aetna CEO chairs the American Heart Association Phoenix Heart Walk

Physicians’ Education Resource Dr. Robert Groves spoke at the recent 26th Annual International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies 

The Groves Connection Podcast Podcast features CMO Dr. Robert Groves and type 2 diabetes reversal leader Virta Health

American Journal of Accountable Care CMO Dr. Groves addresses aligning healthcare incentives to drive innovation

American Heart Association webinar Dr. Groves speaks to metabolic syndrome, who's at risk, and what you can do today to improve your overall cardiovascular health

The Executive Dr. Groves, CMO of Banner|Aetna, is featured in an executive profile on ways to solve healthcare challenges

Phoenix Business Journal Banner|Aetna’s Candice Cutler is featured in “People on the Move”

Healthcare Finance News Banner|Aetna partners with Virta Health on diabetes reversal

Becker's Healthcare  Banner|Aetna EVP and CMO at Robert Groves, MD, discussed healthcare's biggest policy issues as a Payer Issues Virtual Forum panelist

Becker's Payer Issues Podcast CMO Dr. Groves speaks to value-based care opportunities, precision medicine and collaboration between payers and providers

Modern Healthcare Banner|Aetna forms partnership with type 2 diabetes reversal company 

Healthcare Finance News Banner|Aetna partners with Virta Health on diabetes reversal

mHealthIntelligence Banner|Aetna Takes Aim at Type 2 Diabetes With Virtual Care Partnership

2021

Banner Health  Tom Grote, CEO of Banner|Aetna, shares top 2022 open enrollment facts

The American Journal of Managed Care  Dr. Robert Groves, CMO of Banner|Aetna shares insights on utilization management in psoriasis treatment

AZ Central  CEO Tom Grote’s op-ed addresses “Why are there still 800,000 uninsured Arizonans when no- and low-cost options exist?”

Healthcare Innovation Southwest Summit  Dr. Robert Groves, CMO of Banner|Aetna, shares how Banner|Aetna is leading the way on payer/provider collaboration

AZ Central  Banner|Aetna announces consumers and their families can now enroll in affordable, quality health plans via the Individual Health Insurance Exchange through January 15, 2022

American Heart Association Webinar  Dr. Robert Groves, CMO of Banner|Aetna presents community educational session focused on strokes

AristaMD Telehealth Conference 2021  CMO Dr. Robert Groves of Banner|Aetna delivered a keynote on the future of knowledge management and digitally enable patient care

Becker’s Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference  Dr. Robert Groves of Banner|Aetna spoke during the keynote panel about the best ideas today in telehealth, mobile health and digital transformation

Moonshots for Health Conference  CMO Dr. Robert Groves recently participated in a panel discussion “From Hospital to Home-Based Care” on what innovations still need refinement before more patients can be treated at home

American Journal of Managed Care  Dr. Robert Groves, CMO of Banner|Aetna, spoke about how health systems can use psychographics to help patients change behaviors at the Patient-Centered Oncology Care Conference

Health Equity Now  CMO Dr. Robert Groves discusses what health insurers can do to help rebuild trust in the health system in this video podcast.

Healthinsurance.org  This consumer health information site included the announcement that Banner|Aetna will be offering affordable, quality health plans to consumers and their families in Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties via the Individual Health Insurance Exchange.

Phoenix Business Journal   Banner|Aetna CEO Tom Grote is quoted about our decision to join the individual health insurance exchange beginning in 2022

Valley Focus (KDUS-AM)   Banner|Aetna CEO Tom Grote and Catherine Gaffigan, MD, President of Arizona and Northwest Markets at Aetna talk about the significance of the individual market exchange for consumers and the benefits offered through Banner|Aetna’s new plans on Hubbard Radio Phoenix’s public affairs show

AIS Health   AIS Health DataPoint runs a brief story about Banner|Aetna’s plans to join the individual health insurance exchange in 2022

KFNN   Phoenix radio station KFNN talks with Chief Executive Officer Tom Grote about Banner|Aetna joining the individual health exchange in 2022

Becker’s Payer Issues   Banner|Aetna joint venture to enter Arizona ACA marketplace

Tucson.com   Banner|Aetna to host school supply giveaway in partnership with the Sheriff’s department

Becker’s Payer Issues   Banner|Aetna Chief Medical Officer Dr. Groves featured in Becker's Healthcare Podcast

American Heart Association   Banner|Aetna Chief Medical Officer presented community webinar focused on heart disease

The Hertel Report     Banner|Aetna partnership: Performance network making gains & attracting clients 

Becker’s Hospital Review   Banner, Aetna strike long-term agreement for joint venture

Press Release   Banner|Aetna Long-Term Contract Extension

American Heart Association   Banner|Aetna Chief Medical Officer presented community webinar focused on high blood pressure

2020

AZ Central   Telehealth advanced by a decade in just one month of the coronavirus pandemic

AZ Big Media   Hometown Heroes: Banner|Aetna delivers snack drops at 13 Valley hospitals

Tucson.com   Sheriff's Department hosts drive-thru backpack, school supply giveaway

Tucson.com   Giving Back in Southern Arizona

2019

In Business Magazine

AZBM Market Spotlight

On the move at Banner|Aetna, UA, Mission of Mercy, GCP, WESTMARC, Platinum

Jon Dingledine – People on the Move

2019 Arizona Healthcare Leaders of the Year

Workplace Wellness

Banner|Aetna utilizes AI in new virtual care option

Banner|Aetna Selects 98point6 as Virtual Primary Care Solution

Your doctor is a text away: Banner Aetna insurer brings AI to Arizona enrollees

Banner Health and Aetna partner to create new primary care service

Banner|Aetna introduce virtual care app

Banner Health adopts new point-of-care platform

98point6 inks deal with health plan Banner|Aetna

Virtual primary care startup 98point6 collaborates with health plan Banner|Aetna

98point6 supports Banner|Aetna's members

The big unlock podcast with guest Thomas Grote

Health Care Heroes 2019 Innovator finalists: Dr. Robert Groves

Determining the right healthcare plan for your business

2018

Phoenix-based Banner|Aetna expands into Pima County

Banner|Aetna Expands into Pima County New Health Plan’s Revolutionary Model Offered Statewide

On the move at Sundt, FH, JSH, Banner|Aetna, Vixxo

On the move at Banner|Aetna, MEB Management

Joint Banner Health-Aetna health plan names COO

Joanne Mizell Named COO by Banner|Aetna

Joanne Mizell – People on the Move

Jason Renne – People on the Move

Joint Banner Health-Aetna health plan names COO – Becker’s Hospital Review

Joanne Mizell named COO by Banner|Aetna

Banner|Aetna names Joanne Mizell as COO

2017

Banner Aetna built better member experience

Banner|Aetna appoints two executives to C-Suite team

Strategic Alliance Partnership

Banner|Aetna has partnered with The American Journal of Managed Care® to bring managed care professionals the latest in research and in practice.

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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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