Aetna Life Insurance
About Aetna Insurance
Founded in 1850, Aetna has grown to become one of the nation's leaders in health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, disability insurance and employee benefits. Dedicated to helping people achieve financial security, Aetna provides information and helpful resources to help its customers make better-informed decisions about their health care.
Aetna is the direct descendant of Aetna Insurance Company, of Hartford, Connecticut, which issued its first life insurance policy in 1850. In 1998, Aetna bought NYLCare Health Plans for about $1 billion, adding 2.2 million members. The next year, it bought Prudential HealthCare for $1 billion, making it the largest provider of health benefits in the United States, with more than 21 million members. In 2002, Aetna agreed to streamline communications, reduce administrative complexity and improve the quality of the health care system -- ending litigation between Aetna and 700,000 physicians and medical societies. The agreement also resulted in establishment of an independent foundation (Physicians’ Foundation for Health Systems Excellence) to focus on critical health care issues and a physicians’ advisory board. Around this time, Aetna also became a founding member of CAQH -- an alliance of health plans and trade associations that work to simplify healthcare administration.
Aetna Life Insurance Says
Aetna Insurance Company offers life insurance and long term care and disability insurance. These polices provide cash benefits and a peace of mind for the insured.
Contact Aetna at:
151 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06156
Telephone: (860) 273-0123
Sources: "About Us," Aetna Web site, 2009; "Our History," Aetna Web site, 2009; "Aetna page," Wikipedia.com, 2009