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Aetna Life Insurance Company

Aetna is one of the largest providers of health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, disability, and long-term care insurance and employee benefits in the United States. Aetna Life Insurance Company began selling life insurance in 1850. Since that time, Aetna expanded into health care specialties; however, continues to provide group life insurance, group long term care insurance and group disability insurance. Aetna customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans and government-sponsored plans. Membership includes 13.6 million group insurance members.

Aetna Life Insurance Products

Aetna's benefits are largely provided through employers in all 50 states, with options for companies of all sizes. Their 2005 revenue was $22.5 billion. Group life insurance includes:

  • Renewable term life insurance – with amounts fixed or linked to salary level
  • Group disability insurance – providing income replacement for short-term and long-term disability
  • Long-term care insurance – benefits for long-term care expenses (nursing home or adult care)

The Aetna Companies include ActiveHealth Management, Strategic Resource Company and The Chickering Group.

Aetna Life Insurance Ratings

A.M. Best: A
Fitch: A+
Moody's: A1
Standard & Poor's: A

The financial strength of a company and potential for prolonged survival are represented by the above ratings.

Aetna Life Insurance Awards

  • #2 on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list (2005)
  • #42 on Training Magazine’s Top 100 Training Companies list (2005)
  • HERA Award by American Health Insurance Plans (2001)
  • "Stevie" Award for best business turnaround (2004)
  • #28 on Business Ethics' 100 Best Corporate Citizen’s list (2004)

Aetna's focus is on meeting customers' needs, by introducing innovative products, delivering strong customer service and providing easy-to-understand information. The result of their mission is a wide range of health and benefits options that deliver a valuable difference. Aetna has three segments of benefits: the health care segment (includes health and dental plans), group insurance (group life insurance, group disability insurance and long-term care insurance), and the large case pension segment (manages a variety of retirement products including pension and annuity products for benefit and contribution plans).

Aetna Company Information

151 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06156



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