Welcome Members of the Labor Benefits Association!

We created the Labor Benefits Association (LBA)* in 2018 to help provide affordable and robust benefits for certain members.

The LBA and Aetna have teamed up to offer you a Medicare Advantage plan — also called the Aetna MedicareSM Plan (PPO) with Extended Service Area (ESA).

The Aetna plans are the only plans endorsed by the LBA and supported by local unions. You will receive information from other insurance carriers about different plans, but no other plan or carrier is endorsed by the LBA and local unions.

The Aetna Medicare Advantage plan is more than just a plan that helps pay your medical and prescription drug costs. You’ll get access to more benefits and programs to help you live the kind of life you want in your retirement years.

This letter will help you understand the value of these plan options, how to learn more and how to enroll.

*You can learn how to join the LBA from Doyle Rowe LTD. There is a $36 per household annual membership fee. Union membership is not required.

How the LBA Aetna Medicare Advantage plan offers value:


Save money

You may save on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

Reach your health potential

Take advantage of programs to stay healthy, find help at home and more — at no extra cost to you. We work with your doctors to help you.

Switch your plan, not your doctors

Many doctors will accept the LBA Aetna Medicare Advantage plan — in or out of network.

The Aetna Medicare Plan (PPO) with ESA is a type of Medicare Advantage plan. Generally, in a PPO plan you pay more for out-of-network services, but with this type of plan you pay the same cost for any doctor or hospital, according to the costs listed on your plan benefits summary. The provider must be eligible to receive Medicare payment and accept your plan.

Over 1,000,000 providers and 4,000 hospitals accept the Aetna Medicare Advantage plan.

To learn more

  • Call Aetna at 1-800-307-4830 (TTY: 711), Monday—Friday,
    7 AM–8 PM CT for plan information and to see if your doctor is in
    the network.
  • Call Doyle Rowe LTD: 1-866-201-2524, Monday—Friday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM CT to enroll in the Aetna Medicare Advantage plan. You can also get more information and pricing on the MA plans available for enrollees who only have Part B coverage.

To enroll or to get more information

If you’re ready to enroll, or you’d like to get an information packet with
full plan details, call Doyle Rowe LTD: 1-866-201-2524, Monday—Friday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM CT.