Corporate Governance: Committees of the Board


  Aetna's Board Committees as of September 1, 2013

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Audit Committee

Assists the Board in its oversight of (1) the integrity of the financial statements of the Company, (2) the independent accountants' qualifications and independence, (3) the performance of the Company's internal audit functions and independent accountants, and (4) the compliance by the Company with legal and regulatory requirements. The Board of Directors has determined that all members of the Committee meet the independence, financial literacy and expertise requirements for audit committee members set forth in the New York Stock Exchange listing standards. Additionally, the Board of Directors has determined that each Committee member has the requisite attributes of an "audit committee financial expert" as defined by the Securities and Exchange Comission.

The Audit Committee can be confidentially contacted by those wishing to raise concerns or complaints about the Company's accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters by calling AlertLine®, an independent toll-free service, at 1-888-891-8910 (available seven days a week, 24 hours a day), or by writing to: Corporate Compliance, P.O. Box 370205, West Hartford, CT 06137-0205.

Committee on Compensation and Talent Management 

Discharges the Board's responsibilities relating to compensation of executives. The Board has determined that all members of the Committee meet the independence requirements set forth in the New York Stock Exchange listing standards.

Executive Committee

Acts on behalf of the full Board between regularly scheduled Board meetings, usually when timing is critical.

Investment and Finance Committee

Assists the Board in reviewing the Company's investment policies, strategies, transactions and performance and in overseeing the Company's capital and financial resources.

Medical Affairs Committee

Assists the Board in general oversight of policies and practices that relate to providing members with access to quality health care.

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Assists the Board in identifying and recommending individuals to the Board for nomination as Board and Committee members, and Board corporate governance principles. The Board has determined that all members of the Committee meet the independence requirements set forth in the New York Stock Exchange listing standards.