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Aetna Wins Contract for Kansas Medicaid Program

The State of Kansas notified Aetna (NYSE: AET)
that it has awarded a Medicaid managed care contract to Aetna Better
HealthSM of Kansas.

Starting on January 1, 2019, Aetna Better Health of Kansas will offer
Medicaid benefits to enrollees statewide in the KanCare Medicaid managed
care program. KanCare serves parents, pregnant women and children,
individuals with intellectual/developmental or physical disabilities and
individuals over the age of 65 with a comprehensive benefit package that
includes long-term services and supports and behavioral health care.

“We are excited to partner with the State of Kansas in providing health
care solutions for the state’s most vulnerable populations,” said Janet
Grant, vice president of Aetna Better Health’s Great Plains Region. “We
appreciate the State’s fair and thorough evaluation process and we’re
confident we can deliver improved health status, better access to
coordinated care and greater emphasis on prevention and education. We
are known nationally for our ability to establish collaborative
relationships with health care providers and community leaders that
focus on making members healthier and improving their health care
experience.”

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits
companies, serving an estimated 40.3 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 and behavioral health 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 and
learn about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews

About Aetna Medicaid

Aetna Medicaid Administrators LLC (Aetna Medicaid) has over 30 years of
experience managing the care of the most medically vulnerable, using
innovative approaches and a local presence in each market to achieve
both successful health care results and effective cost outcomes. Aetna
Medicaid has particular expertise serving high-need Medicaid members,
including those who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare.
Currently, Aetna Medicaid owns and/or administers Medicaid managed
health care plans under the names of Aetna Better Health and other
affiliate names. Together, these plans serve 2.8 million people in 15
states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Virginia, West Virginia, and Texas. For more information, see www.aetnabetterhealth.com.

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