NU Online News Service, Aug. 16, 2004, 12:13 p.m. EDT

Aetna Inc., Hartford, will be selling a discount dental card program to college students.[@@]

Aetna’s Chickering Group student insurance unit will market the Vital Savings discount card program to 501,000 students on 48 U.S. college and university campuses.

Card holders pay a monthly or annual fee. The card does not provide dental insurance, but it does provide access to a network of dentists who have agreed to accept prenegotiated rates.