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Insurers contribute to Hurricane Sandy relief effort

Volunteers distribute supplies to victims of Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Volunteers distribute supplies to victims of Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Aetna (NYSE: AET) is mobilizing its nationwide force of employee volunteers to offer assistance to communities in need. Aetna also is reaching out to particularly vulnerable members in affected areas to see if help is needed, and helping consumers determine which hospitals in storm-torn areas are operational.

Aetna’s specialty pharmacy team also is reaching out to members who were expecting shipments of specialty or biotech medications used to treat chronic diseases. As needed, Aetna is redirecting shipments to alternate locations where members have evacuated, authorizing replacement prescriptions at retail pharmacies or hospital outpatient pharmacies that are operational, providing advice on the stability of medications that may have been unrefrigerated for a period of time, and other special issues.

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