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09/19/18Aetna Announces CEO to Lead New Aetna Medicaid Plan in Kansas
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 19, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) has named Keith Wisdom as the Chief Executive Officer for Aetna Better Health® of Kansas, Aetna’s Medicaid health plan in the state. Aetna Better Health was recently selected by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to offer Medicaid benefits to enrollees statewide in the KanCare Medicaid managed care program starting on January 1, 2019. “We are excite... 
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09/18/18Aetna Names Richard Weiss Market President of Florida
SUNRISE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 18, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) has announced that Richard Weiss has been named president of its Florida market. In this role, Weiss has profit and loss responsibility for the market’s small group, large group, public & labor and Medicare businesses. “Richard brings strong leadership and a well-rounded background from within the company. His industry experience and business acumen makes him the ... 
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09/13/18Aetna Announces Additional Hurricane Florence Resources
Aetna Foundation Provides $100,000 Contribution to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 13, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) is offering additional assistance to members in Maryland, Georgia and Washington, D.C. ahead of Hurricane Florence making landfall. Earlier this week, Aetna modified its policies for members in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Aetna members in NC, SC, VA, MD, G... 
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09/10/18Aetna Offers Assistance Ahead of Hurricane Florence
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 10, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) is offering resources to members who may be impacted by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Aetna members can refill their prescriptions early, if needed. Those members who use Aetna’s mail-order pharmacy can either get a prescription at an alternate delivery location or refill a prescription that may have been lost, damaged or destroyed. ... 
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09/05/18Aetna Offers Assistance to Members Affected by Tropical Storm Gordon
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 5, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) is offering resources to members who have been affected by Tropical Storm Gordon in Louisiana, the counties of George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Peal River and Stone in Mississippi, and the counties of Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe and Washington in Alabama. Aetna members can refill their prescriptions early, if needed. Those members who use ... 
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08/27/18Aetna Opens Support Lines to the Public Following Shooting at The Jacksonville Landing
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2018-- In the wake of the tragedy that took place yesterday at The Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, Florida, Aetna (NYSE: AET) is offering support services and counseling through Aetna Resources For Living to assist any person who may have trouble coping with this senseless act of violence. The number to call is 1-833-327-AETNA (1-833-327-2386) Aetna Resources For Living professionals... 
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08/13/18Aetna Collaborates with Four Local Health Systems, Introduces Regional Aetna Whole Health℠ - Southern California Plan
SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 13, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) has introduced the regional Aetna Whole Health - Southern California plan to employers with employees in San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles County and select portions of the Inland Empire. The new, regional health care solution includes the networks of four existing accountable care collaborations -- Aetna Whole Health - Sharp in San Diego; Aetna Whole Health -... 
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08/02/18Aetna Reports Second-Quarter 2018 Results
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced second-quarter 2018 net income(1) of approximately $1.2 billion, or $3.67 per share. Adjusted earnings(2) for second-quarter 2018 were approximately $1.1 billion, or $3.43 per share. Aetna's performance for the six months ended June 30, 2018 resulted in net income of approximately $2.4 billion, or $7.34 per share, and adjusted earnings of approximately $2.2 billion, or $6.62 per... 
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07/19/18Aetna to Announce Second-Quarter 2018 Results
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 19, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that second-quarter 2018 results will be made public on Thursday, August 2, at 6:30 a.m. ET. Given the pending transaction with CVS Health, Aetna will not host a conference call in conjunction with its earnings release. About Aetna Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 40.3 million people ... 
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07/12/18Aetna Donates Narcan to Wayne County
Donation Will Help Save Lives In a Region Afflicted With Opioid Overdoses WOOSTER, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 12, 2018-- Kathryn Helmuth, M.D., Medical Director of the Wayne County Health Department, today accepted a donation of 192 Narcan (naloxone) kits from Aetna (NYSE: AET) and the Aetna Foundation to combat the ongoing opioid crisis in Wayne County. Aetna’s donation is the first of its kind to a county in Ohio. The kits, ... 
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06/22/18Aetna Wins Contract for Kansas Medicaid Program
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 22, 2018-- The State of Kansas notified Aetna (NYSE: AET) that it has awarded a Medicaid managed care contract to Aetna Better HealthSM of Kansas. Starting on January 1, 2019, Aetna Better Health of Kansas will offer Medicaid benefits to enrollees statewide in the KanCare Medicaid managed care program. KanCare serves parents, pregnant women and children, individuals with intellectual/developmental or ... 
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06/21/18Aetna Launches New Health Insurance Option in Michigan for Small Businesses
Aetna Funding Advantage Offers High-Quality with Affordable Cost HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 21, 2018-- Michigan-based small businesses now have access to a new self-funded health product called Aetna Funding Advantage (AFA). The product was designed for small businesses that enroll five to 50 benefit-eligible employees that want to offer their employees a quality health plan at a reasonable cost. Aetna Funding Advantage offers a variety o... 
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06/18/18New Aetna Study Finds Consumers Want Easier Ways to Manage Their Health Goals
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 18, 2018-- Today, Aetna (NYSE: AET) released the results of its inaugural Health Ambitions Study, which explores consumers’ health goals and the relationship between consumers and providers in the evolving health care system. The study finds that people, particularly women, are paying attention to their holistic health, as they seek resources that better support both health and wellbeing. If given an ... 
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06/15/18Aetna Adding Jobs in New Albany, Expanding Facilities
Area Economic Leaders Join Aetna Ohio Leadership for Facility Unveiling COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 19, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) Market President of Ohio and Kentucky Brad Fischer joins local and state-based economic leaders today to jointly announce Aetna’s growing investment in the New Albany community and economy. The company has expanded its operations into a new 50,000+ square foot facility and is projected to hire up to 650 new... 
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05/25/18Aetna Opens Support Lines to the Public Following Shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2018-- In the wake of today’s shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Hamilton County, Indiana, Aetna (NYSE: AET) is offering support services and counseling through Aetna Resources for Living to assist any person in the Indiana area, or nationwide, impacted by this tragedy. The number to call is 1-833-327-AETNA (1-833-327-2386) Aetna Behavioral Health Employee Assistance Program prof... 
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05/18/18Aetna Opens Support Lines to the Public Following Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2018-- In the wake of the tragedy earlier today at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas, Aetna (NYSE: AET) is offering support services and counseling through Aetna Resources For Living to assist any person in South Texas who may have trouble coping with this senseless act of violence. The number to call is 1-833-327-AETNA (1-833-327-2386) Aetna Resources For Living professionals... 
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05/18/18Aetna Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2018-- On May 18, 2018, the board of directors of Aetna (NYSE: AET) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on August 1, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 25, 2018. Declaration and payment of future dividends is at the discretion of the board and may be adjusted as business needs or market conditions change... 
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05/04/18Aetna Shareholder Meeting to Be Webcast
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Friday, May 18, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. ET in New York City. The meeting will be accessible through a live, audio-only webcast on the company’s Investor Information website, www.aetna.com/investor. A webcast replay will be available after the event. Anyone attending or listening to the meeting is encouraged to read the company’s 201... 
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05/01/18Aetna Reports First-Quarter 2018 Results
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced first-quarter 2018 net income(1) of $1.2 billion, or $3.67 per share. Adjusted earnings(2) for first-quarter 2018 were $1.1 billion, or $3.19 per share. “Our core businesses performed well in the quarter, generating strong earnings per share growth and delivering significant value to our members, clients and shareholders,” said Mark T. Bertolini, Aetna chairman and... 
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04/17/18Aetna to Release First-Quarter 2018 Results; Announces Business Segment Realignment
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 17, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that first-quarter 2018 results will be made public on Tuesday, May 1, at 6:30 a.m. ET. Given the pending transaction with CVS Health, Aetna will not host a conference call in conjunction with its earnings release and does not expect to do so for future quarters. Effective for the first quarter of 2018, Aetna realigned its business segments to correspond wi... 
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04/03/18Aetna and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Launch Five-Year Well-Being Research Initiative
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 3, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced a multi-year research collaboration with faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The goal of the research will be to study the determinants of well-being, correlations to population health and productivity, and ways to enhance total well-being. Working together, researchers at Aetna and Harvard will gather data across six dimensions – physical heal... 
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03/27/18Tom Lindquist Tapped as CEO of Allina Health Aetna Joint Venture
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 27, 2018-- Allina Health and Aetna (NYSE: AET) have named Tom Lindquist as CEO of Allina Health and Aetna Insurance Company (Allina Health | Aetna), the jointly owned health care company that was announced by the two organizations in January 2017. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180327005928/en/ “After a comprehensive search proce... 
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03/27/18Aetna to Provide Pharmacy Rebates at Time of Sale, Encourages Transparency from Drug Manufacturers
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 27, 2018-- Beginning in 2019, Aetna (NYSE: AET) will automatically apply pharmacy rebates at the time of sale for its Commercial fully insured plan members. While the majority of rebates have always been passed on to plan sponsors and their employees through lower premiums, Aetna believes that greater transparency is needed throughout the pharmaceutical supply chain in response to the nearly 25 percent increa... 
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03/13/18Aetna Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition by CVS Health
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 13, 2018-- At today’s special meeting of Aetna (NYSE: AET) shareholders, approximately 97 percent of the votes cast, and over 77 percent of the 326,942,525 shares outstanding and entitled to vote, voted to approve and adopt the agreement and plan of merger dated as of December 3, 2017, as it may be amended from time to time, pursuant to which CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has agreed to acquire Aetna. Under the agree... 
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02/23/18Aetna Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2018-- On February 23, 2018, the board of directors of Aetna (NYSE: AET) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on April 27, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 12, 2018. Declaration and payment of future dividends is at the discretion of the board and may be adjusted as business needs or market conditions... 
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02/15/18Aetna Opens Support Lines to the Public Following Broward County School Shooting
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2018-- In the wake of the senseless tragedy yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, Aetna (NYSE: AET) is offering support services and counseling through Aetna Resources for Living to assist any person in Florida impacted by this act of violence. The number to call is 1-888-AETNA-EAP (1-888-238-6232). Aetna Behavioral Health Employee Assistance Program professionals ... 
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02/13/18Aetna Foundation to Support States in Fight against the Opioid Epidemic
North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition to receive first grant from $6 million national program RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2018-- According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 42,000 Americans die each year from opioid overdoses. While opioid abuse is widespread across the country, certain communities and states have been particularly hard hit. In response, the Aetna Foundation t... 
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01/31/18Aetna Foundation’s New Awards Shine the “Spotlight” on Programs That Are Improving Community Health
From Complete Streets to Community Gardens: 10 Cities and Counties Recognized for Programs Making Progress in Addressing Social Determinants of Health HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2018-- The Aetna Foundation today announced 10 community health programs nationwide that are receiving their newly-launched “Spotlight Award.” The award is part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (the Challenge), an initiative laun... 
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01/30/18Aetna Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Results
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced fourth-quarter 2017 net income(1) of $244 million, or $0.74 per share. Adjusted earnings(2) for fourth-quarter 2017 were $411 million, or $1.25 per share. Full-year 2017 net income was $1.9 billion, or $5.68 per share. Full-year 2017 adjusted earnings were $3.3 billion, or $9.86 per share. “Aetna’s strong 2017 results demonstrate the power and versatility of our ... 
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01/29/18Aetna Announces Transaction with Vitality Re IX
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 29, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that it has entered into a four-year reinsurance arrangement with Vitality Re IX Limited as part of its long-term capital management strategy. The arrangement allows Aetna to reduce its required capital and provides $200 million of collateralized excess of loss reinsurance coverage on a portion of Aetna’s group commercial health insurance business.1 Vitality Re IX ... 
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01/18/18Aetna Enhances Accountable Care Product in Connecticut with Trinity Health Of New England
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced an enhanced accountable care product, Aetna Whole HealthSM Value Care Alliance and Trinity Health Of New England. The new product will provide employers with a value-based health care option designed to increase quality and improve the patient experience while driving efficiency and controlling costs. Employers who choose Aetna Whole HealthSM for their heal... 
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01/16/18Aetna to Announce Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Results
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 results will be made public on Tuesday, January 30, at 6:30 a.m. ET. Given the pending transaction with CVS Health, Aetna will not host a conference call in conjunction with its earnings release and does not expect to do so for future quarters. About Aetna Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified... 
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01/11/18Introducing Aetna Better Health® of California
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 11, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) has announced the California Department of Health Care Services has approved Aetna’s participation in Medi-Cal, the State’s Medicaid managed care program. Effective immediately, Medicaid beneficiaries who are eligible for Medi-Cal now have the opportunity to sign up with Aetna Better Health in Sacramento and San Diego Counties. “Aetna Better Health is committed to... 
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01/10/18Aetna Collaborates with Community Care Of North Carolina to Deliver Integrated Care to State Medicaid Beneficiaries
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2018-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) and Community Care of North Carolina. Inc. (CCNC) today announced a new agreement to combine Aetna’s expertise in Medicaid managed health care services with CCNC’s medical home and care management services, Community Care Physician Network, LLC (CCPN), and Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) USA. A Request for Proposal (RFP) is expected to be released as early as ... 
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