The Choices You Want
Aetna plans come with many extra health and wellness programs at no cost to you, plus additional discount programs to help you save even more. The Silver Sneakers Fitness Program and Healthy Lifestyle Coaching are available to only Medicare Retirees. All of the other options are available to all members (Active Employees, Non-Medicare Retirees and Medicare Retirees).
Gym Memberships

As an Aetna member, you'll have access to our Informed Health Line, toll-free, day or night. You can't always call your doctor to talk about a health problem or question. But you can call Informed Health Line® (1-800-556-1555), a toll-free service staffed by trained registered nurses. While the nurses aren't authorized to diagnose illnesses or prescribe drugs, they can:

  • Answer health-related questions
  • Help you decide whether or not to go to the emergency room
  • Tell you simple steps you can take to address a health issue until you can get to a doctor

  • Learn more about our Informed Health Line (PDF)

When facing the advanced stages of an illness, it’s comforting to know you can turn to people who care. The Aetna Compassionate Care Program is here to help you and your family through this challenging time with compassion, care and support.

As an Aetna member, you have access to these services and resources at no additional charge. These are included with your medical benefits:

  • Nurses who are specially trained to coordinate care, help you manage your benefits, identify helpful resources and more
  • Hospice care support and coordination with curative treatment programs*
  • A website that can give you information about living wills, tips for discussing care and treatment options with loved ones, and more

To learn more about the program and find important information on advance directives, pain management and other related topics, visit

As an Aetna member, you can take advantage of the following discount programs:

The Aetna VisionSM discount program, for savings on eye care products and services, including eyeglasses, contact lenses and solution, non-prescription sunglasses and LASIK surgery. You can use your Aetna discount at optical centers nationwide, including: Pearle Vision® Centers, LensCrafters®, JCPenney® Optical, Target Optical® and participating Sears Optical® locations. Just show your Aetna ID card. For more information, call 1-800-793-8616.

Aetna HearingSM discount program, for savings on the latest hearing aid styles and technologies. You can get 40 percent off on the retail price of hearing exams and hearing aid services (including repairs) at over 1,500 participating locations nationwide. Remember, your health plan benefits cover routine hearing exams. For more information, call 1-877-301-0840.

The Aetna FitnessSM discount program, for discounts on health club memberships and certain home exercise equipment and videos through GlobalFit™ one of the nation’s leading providers of fitness services and facilities. For more information, call 1-800-298-7800.

The Aetna Weight ManagementSM discount program provides you and your eligible family members with access to discounts on:

  • CalorieKing® weight-loss program
  • Jenny Craig® weight loss programs and products
  • Nutrisystem® weight loss meal plans

To learn more and get started with these discounts, visit Aetna Navigator®. Click on Health Programs tab at the top of your home page and you’ll see the link for discounts.

The Aetna Fitness Program, an exciting program for our Medicare Advantage members, is designed to help you feel fit and stay healthy. The benefit includes Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness program, plus it offers you the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of resources that promote exercise and a healthy diet.

Aetna’s Medicare Fitness Program includes the following at no additional cost to you.

Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness program, which includes:

  • a fitness membership with access to more than 11,000 fitness locations nationwide with use of all amenities
  • SilverSneakers group exercise classes led by certified instructors
  • SilverSneakers FLEX™ with classes such as tai chi, yoga and walking groups offered at locations outside the traditional fitness center
  • SilverSneakers Steps® that lets you choose a general fitness, strength, walking or yoga kit for use at home or on the go
  • PACT™, with online activity reporting and a personal support network that you choose to help you stay motivated

Learn more about SilverSneakers Fitness and find participating fitness locations (PDF).

Discounts on magazine subscriptions. Receive a 45% to 75% discount off the newsstand price of popular magazines such as Fitness and Cooking Light that help to keep you informed about ways to eat healthfully, exercise safely and live longer.

Access to member education tools about preventive health, nutrition, and overall wellness, including:

  • HEALING KITCHEN. Discover how food can potentially heal, as well as taste great.
  • REFERENCE LIBRARY. Learn all about alternative therapies
  • NEWS and PERSPECTIVES. Get the latest research from around the world

Discounts on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioner services.

SeniorPHIT Personal Health Improvement Training, an online health and wellness program designed to help individuals 60 and older get in shape, eat right and live well.

Want to learn more about Aetna’s Medicare fitness program? Contact a Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness program representative toll-free at 1-888-423-4632, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday Eastern time. TTY service for the hearing-impaired is available at 711.

As an Aetna Medicare Advantage member you have access to a Healthy Lifestyle Coach that will help you change unhealthy habits at no extra cost to you.

Healthy Lifestyle Coaching® is different from other programs you may have tried. You’re matched with a personal health coach who is trained to understand your needs. You’ll talk with your coach privately, over the phone, when it’s convenient for you.

This program offers you help with:

For State of Maine Employees, Non-Medicare Retirees, Ancillary Group members and Medicare Retirees please contact Employee Health and Benefits at 207-624-7380 or 1-800-422-4503 for enrollment information.

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