Aetna Inc. is introducing new preferred provider organization plans for individuals and families in Ohio and California and limited-benefit health plans for workers in southeastern Pennsylvania.[@@]

Aetna, Hartford, is selling 4 new Aetna Advantage PPO health plans for individuals and families in Ohio, 4 Aetna Advantage PPO health plans in California, and 4 Aetna Advantage Value PPO plans in California.

The Aetna Advantage Value PPO plans are similar to the Aetna Advantage PPO plans, but the Value plans cover doctors’ office visits only after members meet annual deductible requirements.

Aetna also is selling 2 new high-deductible health insurance plans aimed at holders of health savings accounts in each state.

All of the Aetna Advantage plans are available on a child-only basis, Aetna says.

In Ohio, Aetna will be offering basic dental coverage along with the health coverage.

In Pennsylvania, Aetna is introducing a family of Aetna Affordable Health Choices Community Plans. The plans are designed for employers with at least 4 employees. They provide limited-benefit coverage for medical, dental, life and accidental death and short-term disability, as well as discount cards for prescription drugs and vision care.

Strategic Resource Company, Columbia, S.C., a newly acquired Aetna subsidiary, designed the new limited-benefit plans.