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Banner | Aetna Health Care Summit Draws Brokers and Health Care Leaders


September 9, 2017

Banner|Aetna Health Care Summit Draws Brokers and Health Care Leaders Together to Discuss a Revolutionary Approach to Health Care

PHOENIX - Banner|Aetna hosted some of the valley’s most prominent brokers and health care leaders over the past two days at its Health Care Summit at Talking Stick Resort & Casino. The conversation was centered around how health care in America continues to evolve, and it’s evident that a one-size-fits-all health care system is no longer working. Two of the most respected names in the industry, Banner Health and Aetna, presented its new joint venture, and highlighted how the new model of care is easier, proven and revolutionary.

Banner|Aetna CEO Tom Grote, and Banner Health chief medical officer Dr. Groves joined over 150 brokers on September 7 and 8 to discuss the most pressing issues facing health care today including:

  • Improving health outcomes at a lower cost
  • Solidifying an excellent patient experience
  • Using digital technology to enhance the health care system
  • Population health management
  • A health care model based on better health outcomes instead of fee-for-service

“We are leading a movement to offer a better member experience at a lower cost,” said CEO Tom Grote during the summit. “Our new model of health care delivery in Arizona has the potential to become a national model for how an insurance company and a provider can create a sustainable solution for population health care management while setting a standard of excellence for the patient experience.”

The summit also included dynamic presentations from Banner Health chief medical officer Dr. Robert Groves, and a keynote speech, including a performance, from YouTube sensation ZDoggMD.

About Banner|Aetna

BannerIAetna is a jointly owned health plan company focusing on better patient outcomes at a lower cost, all while improving the overall member experience for employers and consumers in Arizona. The partnership combines Banner Health’s high quality, local providers and delivery systems with Aetna’s health-plan experience, care management and health-information technology. For more information about BannerIAetna, visit

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.

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