Arizona has selected 4 carriers to provide health benefits for 135,000 state employee health plan enrollees.
The providers include units of Aetna Inc., Hartford; CIGNA Corp., Philadelphia; and UnitedHealth Group Inc., Minnetonka, Minn.
AmeriBen, a unit of IEC Group Inc., Boise, Idaho, will provide a fourth option for Arizona employee plan participants. AmeriBen will work with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona, Phoenix, to run a preferred provider organization plan program.
The Arizona employee health plan generates about $750 million in premiums per year.