Have meals delivered to your home — focus on recovery instead.
Hello again! With the Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO plan with an extended service area, you can get healthy, precooked meals delivered to your home after an inpatient hospital stay, at no extra cost. This helps you focus on recovery — and lets you eat healthy at the same time.
We partner with GA Foods to coordinate this benefit. Since 1973, GA Foods has been creating and delivering high-quality, nutritious meals to those in need. GA Foods provides home-delivered meals from coast-to-coast throughout the continental United States.
How many meals can I get?
You’ll get fourteen meals — two a day, for seven days.
What are the meal options?
Each meal includes tasty entrées like pasta, stews and salads. They also feature fruit, vegetables and desserts. The menu is developed by registered dietitians. So, all meals are low in sodium, fat, cholesterol and sugar, and high in vitamins and minerals.
How easy is it to get the meals?
After discharge from an inpatient hospital stay, you’ll get a phone call from GA Foods.
- They’ll explain the meal benefit and discuss delivery time frames.
- They can deliver meals to the home within 48 hours.
- They will deliver the meals, or have FedEx deliver them, depending on the location.
View the Aetna Advantage Plan FAQs and learn more about other member perks.
Till next time,
Aetna Medicare is an HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal. See Evidence of Coverage for a complete description of plan benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by service area. Out-of-network/non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat Aetna members, except in emergency situations. Please call our customer service number or see your Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that applies to out-of-network services. The formulary, provider and/or pharmacy network> may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. Participating physicians, hospitals and other health care providers are independent contractors and are neither agents nor employees of Aetna. The availability of any particular provider cannot be guaranteed, and provider network composition is subject to change.
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