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UBR quick reference

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UBR quick reference

UAW Trust members trust you, and you’ll play a big role in helping them navigate the transition to Aetna and Medicare Advantage. Just know that we’re here to help.


Below, you can access all materials that detail the plan available in your area, along with important links for Trust members. We’ve also included information on a credit that new Aetna members can get for out-of-pocket expenses paid toward their previous plan.

Doctors and the Aetna network

Doctors and the Aetna network

Keeping their current doctors is important to Trust members. And the county a member resides in will determine whether they have the preferred provider organization (PPO) plan or the extended service area (ESA) plan. With both plans, members can use the doctors in or out of their Aetna network. However, there are differences. 


  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO plan
    Members in the PPO plan can see any provider who participates with Medicare and accepts the Aetna plan. When they use providers in Aetna’s network, they’ll pay less out of pocket. Members can also use out-of-network providers, but they’ll pay more.
  • Aetna Medicate Advantage PPO ESA plan
    Members in the PPO ESA plan can see any provider who participates with Medicare and is willing to treat them, even if they are not in our network. Regardless of whether the provider is in or out of the network, members will pay the same cost-share amount.

Not sure which plan applies to your UAW Trust member? Click on the links below for details.

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View maps of states with both ESA and PPO counties

We're here to help

UAW Trust members that already have Aetna Medicare Advantage can call Aetna Member Services at 1-800-663-0885 (TTY: 711), Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 9 PM ET, for help with provider questions. UAW Trust members that aren’t yet an Aetna member can call 1-855-406-4062 (TTY: 711), Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 9 PM ET.

Additional resources

Let UAW Trust members know about meetings

We hold regular meetings so UAW Trust members can ask questions. We’ll be updating our meeting schedule for 2020 soon, so check back in June.


We also have informational conference calls for UAW Trust members who are just turning 65 and are new to Medicare. See the Age-In Conference Call Flyers to find one for your Trust member. 

Living healthy

With the Aetna Medicare Advantage plan, members get extra health and wellness benefits beyond what Original Medicare offers. Check out the links below to services that enhance their benefit plans.

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Your Aetna contact


Regional dedicated contacts for UBRs:


Region 2B: IN, OH
Pam Killebrew 860-900-5962


Region 4:  AK, IA, IL, MN, ND, NE, SD, WI
Angela Plante 860-900-5964


Region 4: ID, HI, KS, MO, MT, NV, OR, WA, WY
Brian Perkins 959-299-5290


Region 8: AL, DE, FL, GA, KY, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV
Kaketta Mills 860-900-5967 


Region 8: AR, AZ, CA, CO, LA, NM, OK, TX, UT

Brian Perkins 959-299-5290


Region 9: NY, PA, NJ
Tiara Wilson 959-299-5234


Region 9A: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
Tiara Wilson 959-299-5234


Dedicated UBR contacts

Contact us by email

Important: If you’re sending PHI to this email, be sure to send securely. Be sure to include your region number in the email.


Aetna Medicare is a HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal.