WASHINGTON (Reuters) Apr 17 - The influential organization for the elderly AARP has expanded its line of health insurance plans for older Americans in conjunction with UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Aetna Inc., AARP said on Tuesday.
AARP and UnitedHealth, which already offer a number of joint insurance plans, will add a Medicare Advantage managed care plan with prescription drug benefits for people who qualify for Medicare.
AARP's new arrangement with UnitedHealth is expected to bring in an extra $22 million a year in royalties for the group, which said it could not comment on what the deal was worth to the insurer. It also said it aimed to boost current enrollment from 7 million AARP members in the insurer's various plans to 14 million by 2014.
AARP has about 38 million members overall.