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A Closer Look: Aetna

A Closer Look: Aetna
History Aetna, Inc. is an American health insurance company, which is the direct descendant of Aetna (Fire) Insurance Company, of Hartford, Connecticut. In 1850 Aetna began operation of an Annuity Fund and the company would soon to be known as Aetna Life Insurance Company. In 1899 Aetna became one of the first publicly held insurance companies to enter the health insurance field. Since then Aetna has become committed to providing access to cost-effective health care of the highest possible standard, to protect people against health-related risks and enable them to achieve both good health and financial security. Aetna has provided such products and services for 159 years, and has the ability to be a leader in building a strong and effective system of health care by cooperating with health care professionals and public officials (Aetna, n.d). Aetna, Inc. provides a range of traditional and consumer directed health care insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmaceutical, dental, behavioral health, group life, long-term care, and disability plans, and medical management capabilities.
Aetna Health Insurance was developed in 1853 and today serves 14.8 million medical members. Aetna is the first national and full-service health-insurer to offer consumer-directed healthcare products (Aetna, n.d). Today, Aetna is one of the nation’s leading health insurance companies which providers top products covering dental which covers 13.1 million members, pharmacy which covers 9.4 million members, group life which covers 13.6 million members and disability as well as employee benefits (Aetna, n.d).
Aetna’s mission, values and goals are expressed through The Aetna Way. The Aetna Way, comprising the elements below, encompasses our shared sense of purpose and provides clarity as we pursue our operational and…...

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