Aetna, one of the largest health insurance providers in the United States, is offering a new program called the Healthy Food Card. The program is designed to assist people who are struggling to afford healthy food for themselves and their families.
This initiative will provide financial assistance for eligible individuals and families to purchase healthful foods from authorized food retailers.
The Healthy Food Card is available to Aetna members with certain plans and covers up to $50 of eligible grocery purchases each month. Eligible items include fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish, whole grain products, and dairy products. In addition, the card also covers some prepared foods that meet nutritional guidelines such as salads and sandwiches.
The Healthy Food Card can be used at participating retailers including supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, online grocers, and farmers’ markets. To use the card customers must present their Aetna member ID card along with a valid photo ID.
How Does It Work?
The Aetna Healthy Food Card works like a debit card. Customers sign up for the program online or by calling Aetna customer service.
Once enrolled in the program customers will receive their card in the mail within a few days. Customers can then use their card at participating retailers to purchase eligible items up to $50 each month.
Who Is Eligible?
The Healthy Food Card is available for Aetna members who have certain plans including Medicare Advantage plans or employer-sponsored group plans. Customers must also meet certain income requirements that vary based on household size.
Aetna’s Healthy Food Card provides an opportunity for eligible customers to purchase healthier foods at an affordable price. The program allows customers to purchase up to $50 of eligible items each month from participating retailers using their Aetna member ID card. So yes, Aetna does have a healthy food card!