We carefully consider the candidates, groups and issues we support.
Aetna is committed to supporting the development of sound public policy in health care. We work with many organizations across the political spectrum on a variety of health and other topics that impact our members, our customers, our providers, our industry, our employees and the communities we serve. We engage with shareholders, policy experts and others to develop well-considered policies that reflect diverse perspectives.
We are also a member of trade associations and coalitions that advocate for our industry and free enterprise, and we support policy development organizations and think tanks. Support for third-party organizations is guided by our involvement criteria. A list of the state and federal trade associations and coalitions to which we pay more than $50,000 in dues annually can be found in our Political Contributions and Related Activity Report.
All payments are directed to promote the interests of the company and are made without regard to the political preferences of company officers and executives.
Our Government Affairs team focuses on these issues:
The associations and groups we contribute to are selected based on:
Each payment goes through a legal review to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
All payments are directed to promote the interests of the company and are made without regard to the private political preferences of Aetna officers and executives.