PPO Options (HealthPlus and Standard) summary chart

The PPO Options are available only if you live in an area where the Aetna Choice POS II network is available. In addition to the options described below, you may want to consider the Health+Savings PPO Option.

If you participate in an Out-of-Area Option, see the Out-of-Area (OOA) Options (HealthPlus and Standard) summary chart or the Health+Savings Out-of-Area (OOA) Option summary chart.

 
 
HealthPlus PPO Option
2019/2020 Plan Year
Standard PPO Option
2019/2020 Plan Year
  Network Out-of-Networka,b Network Out-of-Networka,b
General information
Plan year deductiblec,d $300/person;
$900/family
maximum
$900/person;
$2,700/family
maximum
$600/person;
$1,800/family
maximum
$1,800/person;
$5,400/family
maximum
Plan year out-of-pocket maximumc,d
 
$3,000/person;
$6,000/family
maximum
$8,000/person;
$16,000/family
maximum
$5,000/person;
$12,500/family
maximum
$12,000/person;
$24,000/family
maximum
Lifetime maximum benefit None None None None
Prescription drug (administered by Express Scripts)
Prescription drug plan year deductible (separate from and in addition to your medical plan deductible) No separate deductible $75/person; $225/family
FDA-approved women’s contraception and generic and OTC bowel prep medications for colonoscopy 100%; no deductible or copay 100%; no deductible or copay
Retail Pharmacy Network (up to a 30-day supply)
Note: Prescriptions purchased at an out-of-network pharmacy are covered only if a network pharmacy is not available.  
Generic
100% after $5 copay
100% after $5 copay
Brand name (preferred)
100% after $25 copay 
80% covered — you pay 20% ($25 minimum; $50 maximum)
Brand name (non-preferred)
100% after $45 copay
60% covered — you pay 40% ($45 minimum; $100 maximum)
Brand name (when generic is available) Brand name copay plus the difference in cost between the brand name and the equivalent generic Brand name coinsurance plus the difference in cost between the brand name and the equivalent generic
Home Delivery Program (up to a 90-day supply)    
Generic
100% after $12 copay
100% after $12 copay
Brand name (preferred)
100% after $65 copay
80% covered — you pay 20% ($65 minimum; $130 maximum)
Brand name (non-preferred)
100% after $125 copay
60% covered — you pay 40% ($125 minimum; $250 maximum)
Brand name (when generic is available) Brand name copay plus the difference in cost between the brand name and the equivalent generic Brand name coinsurance plus the difference in cost between the brand name and the equivalent generic
For the following covered treatments and services, the PPO Options pay
Doctor visits (other than preventive care)e
Primary care office visit 100% after
$20 copay, no deductiblef
Note:  surgery is covered at 80% after deductible
60% 80% 60%
Specialist office visit 100% after
$30 copay, no deductiblef
Note:  surgery is covered at 80% after deductible
60% 80% 60%
Behavioral health office visit 100% after
$20 copay, no deductiblef
60% 80% 60%
Maternity services 100%, no deductible/copay (prenatal); 80% after deductible (post-natal) 60% 100%, no deductible/copay (prenatal); 80% after deductible (post-natal) 60%
Lab and X-ray 80%f 60%f 80%f 60%f
Preventive caree,h
Routine physicals 100%, no copay, no deductiblei 60% 100%, no copay, no deductiblei 60%
Annual well-woman exams 100%, no copay, no deductiblei 60% 100%, no copay, no deductiblei 60%
Mammograms (routine) 100%, no copay, no deductible 60% 100%, no copay, no deductible 60%
Gestational diabetes screening 100%, no copay, no deductible 60% 100%, no copay, no deductible 60%
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests (routine) 100%, no copay, no deductible 60% 100%, no copay, no deductible 60%
Colorectal screenings (routine) 100%, no copay, no deductible 60% 100%, no copay, no deductible 60%
Well-child care (routine) 100%, no copay, no deductiblei 60% 100%, no copay, no deductiblei 60%
Emergency servicese
Emergency room (applies to facility charges only)j 80% after $150 copay, no deductible 80% after $150 copay, no deductible 80% after $150 copay, no deductible 80% after $150 copay, no deductible
Ambulance 80% 80% 80% 80%
Urgent care facility (applies to facility charges only) 100% after $30 copay, no deductible 60% 80% 60%
Outpatient services (services provided other than in a doctor's office)e
Outpatient surgery facility 80% 60%g 80% 60%g
Hospital outpatient services 80% 60%g 80% 60%g
Doctor/surgeon and related professional fees 80% 60% 80% 60%
Behavioral health outpatient treatment (other than office visit) 80% 60%k 80% 60%k
Lab 80%n 60% 80%n 60%
X-ray 80%n 60%g 80%n 60%g
Radiation therapy/chemotherapy 80%n 60% 80%n 60%
Inpatient hospital servicese   
Room and board (semi-private room) 80% 60%g,k 80% 60%g,k
Inpatient behavioral health stay, including residential treatment and partial hospitalization 80% 60%g,k 80% 60%g,k
Doctor hospital visits 80% 60% 80% 60%
Lab and X-ray 80% 60%g 80% 60%g
Anesthesia 80% 60% 80% 60%
Alternatives to inpatient hospital caree   
Skilled nursing facility (up to 60 days/plan year)l 80% 60%g,k 80% 60%g,k
Home health care (limited to 120 visits/plan year)l 80% 60%k 80% 60%k
Hospice care 80% 60%g,k 80% 60%g,k
Outpatient private duty nursing (up to 70 shifts/plan year)l 80% 60%k 80% 60%k
Other covered servicese   
Chiropractic care (including lab/X-ray provided by a chiropractor); up to 20 visits/plan yearl 80% 60% 80% 60%
Contraceptive administration (includes coverage for all contraceptive devices including the associated office visit) 100%, no deductible 60% 100%, no deductible 60%
Durable medical equipment, orthotics, consumable medical suppliesm 80% 60% 80% 60%
Prosthetic appliances (including external breast prostheses, wigs) 80% 60% 80% 60%
Breast pumps and supplies (electronic breast pump limited to one per 36 months) 100%, no deductible 60% 100%, no deductible 60%
Lactation consultation 100%, no deductible/copay for first 6 visits; then primary care/specialist copay applies (deductible and coinsurance apply if not part of office visit) 60% 100%, no deductible/copay for first 6 visits; then 80% after deductible 60%
Infertility treatment (limited to diagnostic testing and corrective surgery) 80% 60% 80% 60%
Sterilization (female tubal ligation) 100% covered, no deductible/copay; includes ancillary services 60% 100% covered, no deductible/copay; includes ancillary services 60%
Sterilization (male vasectomy) 80% 60% 80% 60%
Outpatient rehabilitation (physical/speech/occupational therapy) and cardiac rehabilitation (A combined maximum of 60 visits per plan year applies to physical, speech and occupational therapy, with no medical review required. Additional visits are not covered.)o 80% 60% 80% 60%
Coverage for autism spectrum disorders, including physical therapy/occupational therapy/speech therapy (PT/OT/ST visit limit applies) 80% 60% 80% 60%
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) (requires precertification) 80% 60% 80% 60%
TMJ (medical treatment for TMJ covered; TMJ-related dental services and orthodontic appliances not covered) 80% 60% 80% 60%

a Benefits are subject to recognized charge limits.
b You may need to pay the full amount and submit a claim for reimbursement to Aetna.
c Covered network expenses do not apply to the plan year out-of-network deductible or out-of-pocket maximum, and covered out-of-network expenses do not apply to the plan year network deductible or out-of-pocket maximum.
d Precertification penalties and amounts above recognized charges do not apply to the plan year deductible or out-of-pocket maximum. Office visit copays, emergency room/urgent care facility copays and prescription drug expenses do not apply to the plan year medical deductible; however, they do apply to the plan year out-of-pocket maximum.
e Unless otherwise noted, benefits paid at 80% or 60% are paid after the plan year deductible has been met.
f The office visit copay covers lab and X-ray charges performed in a doctor's office and billed as part of the visit. When these services are not performed at the time of the office visit, performed at another network facility or performed by a network entity other than the doctor's office, you must first meet your deductible and then the expense, if covered, would be paid at 80%.
g For facility charges and non-emergency admissions, reimbursement is limited to 60%, with a maximum allowed amount of 1.5 times the Medicare Fee Schedule for that area.
h Except for routine physicals, which are covered annually, preventive care benefits are subject to age restrictions/limitations as determined under guidelines established by Aetna. For additional information about covered preventive care benefits, contact Aetna Member Services at 1-866-436-2606.
i Includes all tests (e.g., lab work, X-rays) associated with the visit and all office-based procedures.
j Non-facility charges for emergency services incurred in the emergency room are paid at applicable network levels.
k Precertification required; benefits may be reduced or denied if precertification not obtained.
l The visit/plan year limit applies to total of both network and out-of-network visits.
m Deductible waived for diabetic insulin pumps and tubing.
n The following in-network services require precertification: cardiac imaging (including non-urgent outpatient diagnostic heart catheterizations and echo stress tests); cardiac rhythm implantable devices; sleep studies; high-tech radiology (e.g., MRI/MRA, CT scans, PET scans and nuclear imaging); radiation oncology therapy.
o Speech therapy is subject to medical review if one of the following circumstances exist: developmentally delayed due to an injury or sickness (other than a functional nervous disorder); diagnosis of chronic otitis media; or a congenital defect for which corrective surgery has been performed.

 

Publication date: April 2019

 

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