You can get a week of healthy, precooked meals delivered to your home after an inpatient hospital stay. These meals let you focus on recuperating while getting good nutrition. This benefit is part of your Aetna® Medicare Advantage PPO plan and is offered at no extra cost to you.


Get home-delivered meals after leaving the hospital

Aetna partners with a vendor called Nations Market to coordinate this benefit. Nations Market, has been creating and delivering high-quality, nutritious meals to those in need. They provide meals in 40 states.

How many meals can members have delivered?

14 meals - 2 meals a day, for 7 days.

What are the meal options?

Each meal includes a chef-inspired entrée, such as pasta, stews and salads. They also feature fruit, vegetables and desserts. The menu is developed by registered dieticians, so all meals are low in sodium, fat, cholesterol and sugar, and high in vitamins and minerals. All meals are easily prepared, shelf-stable and frozen.

Here’s how to use your meal benefit

After you’re discharged from an inpatient hospital stay:

  • Nations Market will call you to talk about your meal benefit and discuss delivery time frames
  • You should start receiving your meals within 48 hours
  • FedEx or Nations Market will deliver your meals, depending on your location