Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has announced her approval of the government of Guam’s health insurance plan and it’s not Calvo’s Selectcare or TakeCare, the bitterest rivals vying for the GovGuam contract.
Instead, for fiscal year 2020, Aetna International will be the government of Guam’s exclusive insurance provider.
According to Adelup, the Aetna plan will benefit participating employees, retirees, and the island’s foster children.
Among all the bidders, the governor said Aetna offered the most economical and beneficial healthcare insurance proposal plan.
“For several reasons, the GovGuam negotiating team was limited in time to conduct its negotiations. Even so, it was able to perform all of its duties and provide me with a quality insurance plan to consider,” the governor said in a release.
As mandated by Public Law 34-83, the negotiating team is limited to forwarding only the lowest cost option healthcare insurance proposal plan to the governor.
Of all the proposals, the governor said Aetna International represented the smallest increase when compared to the fiscal year 2019 plans.
“Now that the work of the Health Negotiation Team is done, my administration will
spend the next few days working to ensure that any increase to the finalized rate
structures will minimally affect, if at all, our employees, retirees, and foster
children,” the governor said.