MasterCard and consumer healthcare solutions firm Aetna have announced a strategic agreement. MasterCard will be the preferred payment brand for Aetna’s card services such as Health Savings Accounts and prepaid stored value cards.
“Consumers are looking to get more active in managing their health and health care finances,” said Rob Butler, head of Consumer Financial Solutions for Aetna. “We are pleased to join forces with MasterCard, an industry leader in card services. Our new agreement will help empower consumers with the products, services and tools they need to make informed decisions that help them get the most for their health care dollar.”
“In 2011, the U.S. prepaid healthcare opportunity was placed at USD24.7bn. By 2017, the figure is expected to more than double to USD52.4bn,” said Marcia Vannuccini, head of Aetna Card Solutions. “We are pleased to join forces with MasterCard, an industry leader in card services, to deliver new and innovative offerings to this growing marketplace.”
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