Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) Q4 2014 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

Feb 03, 2015 • 08:00 am ET

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Aetna Inc. (NYSE:AET) Q4 2014 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

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Q & A
Executive
Mark Bertolini

as we work through all the issues with the Federal Government, where private exchange models that connect Medicare, Medicaid, Individual and Small Group, any marketplace, and create ubiquity or fundageability of products through one marketplace and opportunity for private exchanges, including the potential for subsidy in the longer run. So that all depends on how things work out in Washington.

But we see

Executive
Unidentified Speaker

this private exchange model even more importantly with the ben/admin platform on the backend, which most private exchange models do not have and that ability to provide benefit administration for the employer bundled into the cost of the overall product and the private exchange experience, our marketplace, really creates a lot of flexibility with us to provide value to certain employers segments.

Analyst
Unidentified Participant

And then just one follow-up, in terms of the large end, is the initial drive to make it risk based or an initial stages be more flexible to the particular customer needs?

Executive
Mark Bertolini

We will be flexible but we will offer both alternatives.

Analyst
Unidentified Participant

Okay. Thanks a lot. Appreciate it.

Executive
Tom Cowhey

A transcript of the prepared portion of this call will be posted shortly on the Investor Information section of aetna.com, where you can also find a copy of our updated Guidance Summary containing details of our guidance metrics, including those that were unchanged and not discussed on this call. If you have any questions about matters discussed this morning. Please feel free to call me or Joe Zubretsky, in the Investor Relation office. Thank you for joining us this morning.

Operator
operator

Ladies and gentlemen, this does conclude today's conference. Thank you for your participation.