Aetna Inc. will have Aexcel specialist networks in 20 markets in January 2006.[@@]

Aetna, Hartford, says it has developed the Aexcel network by choosing physicians in 12 specialties, such as general surgery and obstetrics/gynecology, who provide good, efficient care.

This year, 25 employers are using the Aexcel network to provide care for 300,000 plan members in 9 markets.

The markets now coming into the program are Arizona; Austin, Texas; Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Maine; Orlando, Fla.; South Florida; San Antonio; Tampa, Fla.; and Northern Valley and Central Valley in California.