Aetna health insurance garnered 5 out of 5 stars for its claims processing in our best health insurance companies survey. A notable 86% of Aetna customers that were surveyed said they plan to renew their health insurance policy with this company. Aetna is the fifth largest health insurance company in the nation, by direct premiums written, according to SNL Financial. Aetna is a publicly held company based in Hartford, Connecticut, with 2.6 million members in medical insurance plans.
A supporting role in American history
Aetna is one of the nation's leaders in health care, providing medical, dental, pharmacy, group life, and disability insurance.
The company got its start well before the turn of the 20th century, when in 1850 Aetna Insurance company created an annuity fund to sell life insurance. Geography buffs might enjoy learning that the company’s name was inspired from a volcano in Sicily called Mt. Etna, at the time the most active volcano in Europe. The company also bonded construction of the Hoover Dam, the National Archives Building, and provided insurance coverage for the Manhattan Project.
Aetna offers approximately 37.2 million members 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. Aetna also provides medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans.
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