Aetna Offers Health Insurance For Part-Time Workers

August 3, 2005 ( - Aetna has introduced Affordable Health Choices Community Plans to Pennsylvania employers with at least four employees that will feature 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.

An Aetna news release says the plans are designed for part-time employees who work less than 25 hours per week, seasonal employees, and employees serving a waiting period for their company’s benefits.

“We’re excited to be able to offer access to affordable health and preventive care to individuals who otherwise would have no insurance coverage at all,” said Patrick Young, head of Aetna’s small group business in the Mid-Atlantic Region, in the news release. Part-time and hourly workers make up a significant percentage of the nation’s uninsured population,  Young said.

The new plans will be offered to new and current Aetna customers through Strategic Resource Company, an Aetna company based in Columbia, South Carolina.

Aetna provides health benefits to more than 820,000 members in Southeastern Pennsylvania.