Beginning Jan 1, 2019, Aetna Choice will become a 3-tier network plan. Check out pages 14 - 20 of the 2019 Postdoc Benefits Guide to see the new 3-tier structure.
With Aetna Choice POS II plan, you may select any physicians and hospitals in and outside the plan's network. Selecting this plan will give you the freedom to continue seeing your current doctor if your doctor isn't part of the Aetna Choice POS II network.
Keep in mind that if your physician is not part of the plan's POS network, you will have to pay more for each visit, submit a claim for reimbursement and/or pay for the entire visit. If your current doctor is not in the Aetna choice II POS network, Aetna will work with you to transition your care to an Aetna network provider.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as the Health Care Reform law) requires that you receive a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC). The SBC is designed to help you understand and evaluate your health plan choices. Digital copies provided in the Resource section on this page. Paper copies are also available, free of charge, from the Postdoc Benefits Office by calling 650-724-9490.