Aetna Contract Negotiation Update

NewYork-Presbyterian has reached an agreement with your health benefits administrator, Aetna. This means the high-quality care that NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals and NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group clinical practices provide to our patients will continue to be covered as in-network with no interruption. For our employees with NYP Aetna medical plans, although structures were put in place to keep NYP-Aetna covered employees within network, those mitigations are no longer necessary. You will continue to receive in-network care at NYP without any additional intervention. 


No-cost flu shots at any participating network pharmacy

NYP Aetna medical plan members over age 18 can now get a free flu shot at any CVS as well as any pharmacy participating in CVS’ broad vaccine network. Visit the CVS website vaccination page and after a short questionnaire you can schedule your appointment at a network pharmacy near you. Bring your CVS Caremark pharmacy insurance card with you to receive the vaccine. Employees should obtain the CVS “Vaccine Consent and Administration Record” form to submit to Workforce Health & Safety via VaxApp.

Gender Affirming Care Resource

Aetna’s LGBTQIA+ dedicated team and wellness director have launched a Gender Affirming Support Resource page on the Aetna Member Website!

Aetna’s Teladoc: 24/7 access to healthcare and medical advice by phone, video or the app 

Pay just a copay for services including:

  • General medicine – like colds, flu, allergies, and more
  • Mental Health – consult with a licensed therapist or psychiatrist
  • Dermatology – upload photos to get a treatment plan for skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and more

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Question about RSV vaccine coverage?

The RSV vaccine will be covered under either Aetna medical plans when determined to be medically necessary for the prevention of lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV in members age 60 and older. If you are below 60 years of age with pre-existing medical conditions, your physician can request RSV vaccine to be considered by Aetna due to medical necessity with the appropriate medical information.

Brightline – Virtual Pediatric Behavioral Health Care

Brightline is a first-of-its-kind virtual pediatric behavioral health provider that offers kids, teens, and caregivers a full system of personalized support to get back on track.

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Access Aetna's member website

Think of it as your go-to resource for all things related to your plan. You can manage your plan details, find health resources and more —all in one place. There is also a new feature for submitting your claims online! You can follow this "How-To" guide to get started. Create an account or log in if you already have an account.

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Hearing aid discount available

WCM’s ENT department offers NYP Aetna members discounts on hearing aids and related services.

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