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11/07/17Aetna Introduces New Low-Cost Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)
$18 average plan premium makes new stand-alone Part D plan one of the lowest-cost plans available nationwide in 20181 HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced the launch of Aetna Medicare Rx® Select (PDP). This new, low-cost prescription drug plan is designed for active, cost-conscious consumers. The plan will be available beginning January 1, 2018 in 27 states2 and the District of Columbia. ... 
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10/31/17Aetna Reports Third-Quarter 2017 Results
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced third-quarter 2017 net income(1) of $838 million, or $2.52 per share. Adjusted earnings(2) for third-quarter 2017 were $814 million, or $2.45 per share. Aetna's strong third-quarter performance resulted in net income of $1.7 billion and adjusted earnings of $2.9 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. “Our third-quarter results are a continuation of... 
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10/30/17The Aetna Foundation Helps Improve the Health of 25 Communities Nationwide Through More Than $2 Million in Grants
Grants will support improvements for more than 300,000 people as part of the Cultivating Healthy Communities initiative WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2017-- Approximately 60 percent of a person’s life expectancy is driven by factors outside of the doctor’s office – our individual behaviors, as well as social and environmental factors1. As part of its continued effort to address social determinants of health, the Aetna Foundation announ... 
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10/17/17Aetna to Announce Third-Quarter 2017 Results
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that third-quarter 2017 results will be made public on Tuesday, October 31, at 6 a.m. ET. The company will also host a conference call, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET. The public may access the conference call through a live audio webcast available via Aetna’s Investor Information website, www.aetna.com/investor. Financial, statistical and other informati... 
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10/13/17Aetna Once Again Outperforms Industry Average in Latest Medicare Star Ratings
87 percent of Medicare Advantage members enrolled in plans rated 4.0 stars or higher, demonstrating our commitment to providing high-quality plans to our Medicare members HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2017-- Aetna’s Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) plans have once again received higher than average ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the annual Star Ratings, released on October 11. For 2... 
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09/29/17Aetna Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 29, 2017-- The Board of Directors of Aetna (NYSE: AET) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on October 27, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 12, 2017. 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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09/27/17Meals on Wheels America and Aetna Form Innovative Collaboration to Improve Senior Care
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 27, 2017-- Meals on Wheels America announced today a new national program with Aetna to collaborate on groundbreaking research and innovative models for patient care coordination. The nonprofit and Fortune 50 health company will work together to facilitate access to critical health and social services for America’s seniors at all stages of medical need, from preventive to post-hospital discharge. This Smart ... 
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09/08/17Aetna Offers Assistance to Members Affected by Hurricane Irma
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 8, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) is offering resources to members who have been affected by Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and the counties of Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jenkins, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Ta... 
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09/06/17Aetna Executive to Present at CEO Investor Forum 2.0
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 6, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that Chairman and CEO Mark T. Bertolini is scheduled to present at the CECP CEO Investor Forum 2.0 in New York City on Tuesday, September 19 at 2:40 p.m. ET. A live webcast will be accessible at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/cecp2/aet. Interested parties should visit the site prior to the presentation to register. The full presentation will be available on the ... 
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08/29/17Aetna Executive to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that Shawn M. Guertin, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is scheduled to present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference in New York City on Tuesday, September 12 at 12:20 p.m. ET. A live audio webcast will be accessible through the Aetna Investor Relations website at http://www.aetna.com/investor. Interested parties sh... 
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08/27/17Aetna Offers Assistance to Members Affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE:AET) is offering resources to members who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Texas counties of Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bee, Bexar, Brazoria, Caldwell, Cameron, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Gonzales, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kerr, Kleberg, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Libert... 
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08/10/17Aetna Completes $1 Billion Bond Offering
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that it has completed a public offering of $1 billion of 3.875 percent senior notes due in 2047. The company intends to use the proceeds of the offering to repay a portion of its 1.5 percent senior notes and floating-rate senior notes, both due in 2017, and for general corporate purposes. About Aetna Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified ... 
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08/03/17Aetna Reports Second-Quarter 2017 Results
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced second-quarter 2017 net income(1) of $1.2 billion, or $3.60 per share. Adjusted earnings(2) for second-quarter 2017 were $1.1 billion, or $3.42 per share. Aetna's strong second-quarter performance resulted in net income of $822 million and adjusted earnings of $2.1 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2017. “Our strong second quarter results speak to our cont... 
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07/20/17Aetna to Announce Second-Quarter 2017 Results
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 20, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that second-quarter 2017 results will be made public on Thursday, August 3, at 6 a.m. ET. The company will also host a conference call, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET. The public may access the conference call through a live audio webcast available via Aetna’s Investor Information website, www.aetna.com/investor. Financial, statistical and other informati... 
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06/21/17Aetna and Community Care Physician Network Sign Collaborative Agreement
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 21, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced a new collaborative agreement with Community Care Physician Network, LLC (CCPN), to develop innovative ways to transform how health care is delivered in North Carolina. Beginning in January 2018, Aetna will combine its expertise in alternative value-based delivery models with CCPN independent physicians’ advanced medical homes in association with the care ... 
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06/13/17Sutter Health and Aetna to Establish New Health Plan in Northern California
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 13, 2017-- Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health care system in Northern California, and Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced plans to launch a jointly owned health plan. This new collaboration, the first of its kind in Northern California, will bring together Sutter Health’s network of nationally recognized, high-quality doctors and hospitals with Aetna’s leading health plan expertise, cutting-edge data, an... 
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05/19/17Aetna Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 19, 2017-- The Board of Directors of Aetna (NYSE: AET) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on July 28, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 13, 2017. 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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05/09/17Aetna Executive to Present at UBS Global Healthcare Conference
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that Chairman and CEO Mark T. Bertolini is scheduled to present at the 2017 UBS Global Healthcare Conference in New York City on Monday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m. ET. A live audio webcast will be accessible through the Aetna Investor Relations website at http://www.aetna.com/investor. Interested parties should visit the site prior to the presentation to do... 
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05/05/17Aetna Shareholder Meeting To Be Webcast
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. ET (9:30 a.m. CT) in Chicago. 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 ... 
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05/03/17Aetna to Hold Investor Update Meeting
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) will hold an investor update meeting in New York City on Friday, May 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. ET until approximately 12 p.m. ET. During the conference, Aetna executives will discuss the company’s strategy, performance and outlook, including a review of business trends and specific initiatives related to its various businesses. Investors, analysts and the general public are invi... 
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05/02/17Aetna Reports First-Quarter 2017 Results
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced a first-quarter 2017 net loss(1) of $381 million, or $1.11 per share, and adjusted earnings(2) of $939 million, or $2.71 per share. Aetna's first-quarter 2017 results reflect a strong start to the year despite costs associated with the termination of the Humana Merger Agreement, which was the primary driver of the first-quarter 2017 net loss. “Our first quarter per... 
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04/24/17ShopRite Joins Aetna’s Preferred Medicare Pharmacy Network
KEASBEY, N.J. & HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 24, 2017-- ShopRite and Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced ShopRite has joined Aetna’s national network of preferred pharmacies. Effective immediately, Aetna Medicare members with drug coverage can fill their prescriptions at preferred copay levels at any ShopRite pharmacy. That means Aetna Medicare customers can get their prescriptions at low, preferred cost shares while they shop at ShopRite ... 
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04/18/17Aetna to Announce First-Quarter 2017 Results
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 18, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that first-quarter 2017 results will be made public on Tuesday, May 2, at 6 a.m. ET. The company will also host a conference call, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET. The public may access the conference call through a live audio webcast available via Aetna’s Investor Information website, www.aetna.com/investor. Financial, statistical and other information re... 
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03/02/17Aetna Executive to Present at Barclays Global Healthcare Conference
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that Shawn M. Guertin, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is scheduled to present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, March 15 at 10:15 a.m. ET. A live audio webcast will be accessible through the Aetna Investor Relations website at http://www.aetna.com/investor. Interested parties should visit the site prior to the ... 
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02/27/17Aetna Announces Full Redemption of 3.95 Percent Senior Notes Due September 1, 2020
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that it will redeem for cash the entire $750 million aggregate principal amount outstanding of its 3.95 percent Senior Notes due September 1, 2020 (CUSIP 00817Y AH1) (the “2020 Notes”), on or about March 29, 2017. The 2020 Notes were issued in August 2010. The 2020 Notes will be redeemed at a redemption price that includes a make-whole premium, plus any int... 
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02/22/17Aetna Announces $3.3 Billion Accelerated Share Repurchase
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that it has entered into accelerated share repurchase agreements with two dealers to repurchase an aggregate of $3.3 billion of the company’s common stock. The accelerated share repurchase agreements are being executed under Aetna’s existing share repurchase programs. Aetna is funding the repurchases under the accelerated share repurchase agreements from available ... 
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02/17/17Aetna Board of Directors Doubles Quarterly Cash Dividend, Authorizes Additional Share Repurchases
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 17, 2017-- The Board of Directors of Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced the following actions: The Board declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share on the company’s common stock, doubling the dividend from the previous quarter. The dividend was declared on February 17, 2017 and is payable on April 28, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 13, 201... 
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02/14/17Aetna and Humana Mutually End Merger Agreement
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) and Humana (NYSE: HUM) have mutually ended their merger agreement following a ruling from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granting a United States Department of Justice request to enjoin the merger. “While we continue to believe that a combined company would create greater value for health care consumers through improved affordability a... 
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02/02/17Aetna Welcomes PillPack to Preferred Medicare Pharmacy Network
Medicare Members Can Receive Personalized, Presorted Daily Prescriptions at Preferred Copays HARTFORD, Conn. & SOMERVILLE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 2, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that PillPack has joined its national network of preferred pharmacies for 2017. Effective now, Aetna Medicare members can fill covered prescriptions through PillPack's full-service mail order pharmacy at preferred pharmacy co-pay levels. ... 
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01/31/17Aetna Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced fourth-quarter 2016 net income(1) of $139 million, or $0.39 per share. Full-year 2016 net income was $2.3 billion, or $6.41 per share. Operating earnings(2) for fourth-quarter 2016 were $578 million, or $1.63 per share. Full-year 2016 operating earnings were $2.9 billion, or $8.23 per share.   ... 
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01/27/17Aetna Announces Transaction with Vitality Re VIII
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that it has entered into a four-year reinsurance arrangement with Vitality Re VIII 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 V... 
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01/17/17Aetna to Announce Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2017-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 results will be made public on Tuesday, January 31, at 6 a.m. ET. The company will also host a conference call, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET on that day. The public may access the conference call through a live audio webcast available via Aetna’s Investor Information website, www.aetna.com/investor. Financia... 
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