Aetna Receives International Benefits Provider of the Year Award!

Posted on Dec 7, 2010

HARTFORD, Conn., Friday, December 3rd 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

(BUSINESS WIRE)– Aetna (NYSE: AET) won the International Benefits Provider of the Year category for the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs) at an event in New York City. Aetna Global Benefits (AGB), the companys international business segment, provides tools, programs and services to help its more than 400,000 members access high quality health care around the world and make informed health decisions.

We are very honored by this recognition, said Donna Otten, head of AGB. As we continue to expand our presence in the global marketplace, we not only want to ensure our expat members have comprehensive benefits as they move around the globe, but we want to help them live healthier lives.

The EMMAs were developed by The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) to recognize excellence in global mobility in 14 different categories of distinction. This year, more than 240 entries were received from both corporate HR and service providers. The independent judging panel consisted of more than 20 mobility experts from global organizations, including Unilever, Mercer, Ernst & Young, the National Foreign Trade Council and World Bank.

We are delighted to honor companies and people who view expatriate management through the correct lens and make it easier for people to work and live in different parts of the world, said Brian Friedman, founder and CEO of FEM. Its important to recognize companies like Aetna that provide exceptional services to support globally mobile professionals.

FEM is an information and news portal with services to help connect organizations and professionals who either manage international employees or provide support services to facilitate cross-border employment and living.

About Aetna Global Benefits

Aetna Global Benefits, the international business segment of Aetna, is committed to helping create a stronger, healthier global community by delivering comprehensive health benefits and health management solutions worldwide. AGB”s expatriate business is one of the industry”s largest and most prominent U.S.-based international health benefits providers, supporting more than 400,000 members worldwide. Our expatriate offerings include medical, dental, vision, life, disability and emergency assistance. The organization”s health management business collaborates with health care systems, government entities and plan sponsors around the world to design and build locally-applied health management solutions to improve health, quality and cost outcomes. For more information, see www.aetnaglobalbenefits.com. />

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nations leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 35.4 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com. To learn more about Aetna”s innovative online tools, visit www.aetnatools.com. />

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