NU Online News Service, Feb. 17, 2004, 5:48 p.m. EST – Aetna Inc., Hartford, says its defined contribution health plans are getting good results.[@@]
Aetna began enrolling large numbers of employees in its HealthFund defined contribution program plans in 2003. The plans combine high-deductible health coverage with personal health accounts.
Aetna compared claims for about 14,000 workers who belonged to the HealthFund plans for the first 9 months of 2003 with claims for the same workers for the first 9 months of 2002, when the workers were in conventional health plans.