Press Release

For Immediate Release
Oct 10, 2012
Contact : Robert Cavanaugh, Public Affairs Manager  

Aetna and Meridian Health Reach Agreement


Neptune, NJ - In May of this year, Aetna Medicare HMO members received a letter notifying them that the hospitals of Meridian Health would no longer be part of their network as of July 1, 2012.  We are pleased to announce that Aetna and Meridian have reached a formal agreement.  As a result, Meridian Health hospitals remain in-network providers in all of Aetna’s products, including Aetna’s Medicare network.  Please note that between July 1, 2012 and today, Meridian hospitals were still part of the Aetna Medicare network since an agreement was reached in principal.  

Meridian Health hospitals include:

•    Bayshore Community Hospital
•    Jersey Shore University Medical Center
•    K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital
•    Ocean Medical Center
•    Riverview Medical Center
•    Southern Ocean Medical Center

If you are an Aetna Medicare HMO member and have questions, please call the Aetna Member Services telephone number listed on your Aetna member ID card.