Medical Coverage

McClatchy's health care plans are designed to provide our benefit-eligible employees with comprehensive and affordable care. Additional information on medical coverage is listed below.

McClatchy's medical plans, administered by Aetna, help make it easy for you to get the care you need.

Care Overview

Both plans cover the same types of procedures and services and you’ll have access to the same large network of doctors and facilities throughout the country; however, they differ in the way the cost of care is structured and in the strategies you can use to control your expenses.

By enrolling in one of McClatchy's health plans you have access to all of the plans and programs mentioned below. You may never need every feature. But if you do, they’re there for you.

Aetna's health plan covers certain preventive services — like shots and screening tests — at no cost to you.

McClatchy also offers free health screenings once a year to all benefit-eligible employees. If you and your spouse/domestic partner are enrolled, then you will receive a $50 rebate each for completing the screening! This is a great, quick way to know your numbers and ensure you're staying healthy!


For information on behavioral health services available to members for balancing demands of work, life and personal issues, visit the Well-Being page.

Savings Advantage with HSA Plan

This is a traditional PPO plan with a high deductible and a Health Savings Account (HSA) that you can use to save and pay for qualified health care expenses now or in the future. With the Savings Advantage plan, you’ll pay a lower monthly premium contribution and McClatchy contributes to your HSA to jumpstart your savings. You pay the full cost of care until you reach your deductible, then the plan will pay coinsurance until you reach your out-of-pocket maximum. In-network preventive care is covered 100%.

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Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC):

McClatchy will contribute the amounts listed below to each employee enrolled in the Savings Advantage Plan and meets the IRS HSA eligibility rules.
- Contributions will be deposited into the employee's Health Savings Account (HSA) in two installments.
- To be eligible for the contribution, employee must be actively employed by McClatchy and enrolled in the Savings Advantage Plan on the date of the installment.


Midyear enrollments should refer to the Employer Contribution Schedule.

Classic Care Plan

In this plan, you choose any physician or hospital for care, but pay less when you receive care from an in-network provider. With the Classic Care PPO, you pay more in monthly premium contributions than the Savings Advantage plan and pay co-pays or coinsurance after meeting the deductible. In-network preventive care is covered 100%.

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Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC):

Member Tools

Alex is an online benefits counselor who can help you find the medical plan that makes the most sense for you and helps you to save the most on taxes!

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Plan ahead and get an up to date, personalized estimate of what you'll pay out of pocket for a lot of common medical services – before you even make an appointment.

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Consultations with U.S. board-certified doctors who can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for a variety of medical issues. Teladoc is available 365 days a year, by web, phone, or mobile app.

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  • Aetna Member Services: 888-492-3862 (Group Number: 620229)
  • Aetna Member Website
    • Track claims, request ID cards, compare providers and service cost
      • Must be enrolled in a McClatchy medical plan to register.
    • If your coverage hasn't taken effect yet, check out Aetna/McClatchy's microsite
  • 24-Hour Nurse Line / Informed Health Line: 800-556-1555
    • Medical advice over the phone and after hours
  • Health Advocate Team: 888-277-2467
    • Transition of care and pre-certification for inpatient procedures
  • Medical Pre-certification: 888-277-2467
  • Out-of-Country Medical Emergencies: 877-212-8811 or 215-775-6445
  • Teladoc Physician Care: 855-835-2362
    • 24/7 National network access to board-certified doctor over the phone, web or mobil app and after hours