As of June 2015, the Aetna network features more than 1.1 million health care professionals in the United States, including more than 675,000 primary care doctors and specialists, according to the company's official website. More than 5,600 hospitals are also in Aetna's network.
As of 2015, approximately 23.7 million medical members, more than 15.5 million dental members and more than 15 million pharmacy benefit members choose Aetna for their health insurance needs, reports the company's website. In addition to the medical, dental and pharmacy plans, Aetna offers Medicaid services, behavioral health programs, and life and disability plans. The company offers individual plans, family plans and group plans.
Aetna was founded in 1853 in Hartford, Conn., reports the company's website. The insurer's name is derived from Mt. Etna, a Sicilian volcano that was the most active in Europe in the 19th century. In July 2015, the company announced that it was undergoing a major expansion by acquiring Humana, another large health insurance company.
At Aetna.com, customers can shop for a plan, get a quote, and take advantage of healthy living tips, explains the company's website. Current Aetna members can log into their accounts to find a doctor, request an ID card, view current claims and take advantage of other features.