Simple Steps To A Healthier Life®

As an Aetna member, you have access to a host of free wellness resources and programs that help you live your healthiest! Simple Steps To A Healthier Life is an online wellness program that gives you information, tools and guidance to improve your diet, get in shape, cope with stress and learn about ways to enjoy better health at all stages of life. Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1 — Complete the Health Assessment

    The Health Assessment takes just 10 minutes to complete. You answer questions about personal and family health history, lifestyle habits, recent health screening results and other health factors. If you completed the Assessment in last year, you will only have to update it. Many of your previous answers will carry over. Your answers to the health assessment aren’t set in stone. You can go back whenever you like to update and add information. 

    You (and your covered spouse) can each earn $75 in incentive monies by completing the Health Assessment. To get started, log in to your Aetna member website and click on "Take your Assessment" under the "Stay Healthy" section on the home page.

  • Step 2 — Receive a Personalized Health Report and Action Plan

    Based on your answers to the health assessment, you will receive recommendations and an action plan based on your unique needs. You can choose to participate in that program or any of the other available online interactive wellness programs. The best part is you decide how you want to proceed, and you work through the programs at your own pace.

  • Step 3 — Use the Online Wellness Journeys to Reach Your Goals

    Online Journeys are another part of the wellness program. When you complete the health assessment, you’ll get an action plan with recommended online health coaching programs. You can follow the programs at your own pace to lose weight, eat healthier, start an exercise program, manage stress or even get a better night’s sleep without medication. Each program features “Journeys” that tailor tools and content to your particular needs and goals. The average time to complete a Journey is 32 days.

    You (and your covered spouse) can each earn $75 in incentive monies for each Journey you complete (up to 4 Journeys).

Get personal attention to manage your chronic conditions

If you've been living with a chronic condition, support is available as part of your health plan. The Aetna Health Connections Disease Management Program provides education and information from nurses who can:

  • Help you better understand your condition and stay on track with your doctor-prescribed treatment plan.
  • Answer questions and mail helpful information to your home.
  • Develop an action plan that addresses your unique health needs.
  • Recommend online coaching programs you can follow at your own pace.
  • The program supports more than 35 conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, cancer, high cholesterol, cancer and more.
  • The program is voluntary. If you could benefit from its services, a program nurse may call to invite you to participate. However, you don’t have to wait to be contacted. You can learn more and get started by calling Aetna at 1-866-269-4500, or log in at
  • Complete 3 calls with a disease management nurse and earn a $75 Health Incentives.

As an Aetna member, you also have access to Healthy Lifestyle Coaching. With this program, you can participate in group sessions with people who want to make the same healthy changes you want to make, along with one-on-one sessions with your Aetna wellness coach. The coach will help you with wellness goals, such as losing weight, eating better, reducing stress, quitting smoking and more.

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