Starting in January 2019 the Trust is transitioning to Aetna as our Provider Network to better serve our members.
Our Trustees are constantly looking for ways to improve service to members of Western Grocers Employee Benefits Trust. They are pleased to announce that starting January 1st 2019 all members will be given access to Aetna’s expansive network of providers. Aetna’s network will be replacing the existing provider contracts the Trust has with CIGNA, Providence, and First Choice.
How did this decision come about? Our Administrator, Cypress Benefits Administrators, negotiated a new contract with Aetna for their clients use earlier this year. A comprehensive analysis was conducted for Western Grocers Trust and the results indicated overall better access to providers in all regions as well as stronger discounts for members.
Armed with this information, the Trustees felt it in the best interest of the Trust and its members to take advantage of this new opportunity and make the change.
You can learn more about the Aetna Provider Network by reviewing the Aetna Informational Flyer available on our Member Resources page. And you can search for available providers using their website www.aetna.com/asa.