Aetna Behavioral Health Offers Support In Response To Damaging Storms In Georgia And Southeast Region

HARTFORD, Conn., March 17, 2008 — In response to the damaging storms that have swept through Georgia and other parts of the Southeast, Aetna (NYSE: AET) is encouraging anyone in need of psychological support to call its Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at 1-888-AETNA-EAP (1-888-238-6232). The phone number is available to anyone concerned about the storm's impact, whether or not that person is an Aetna member. Aetna's EAP support center staff has experience dealing with traumatic events and may be able to recommend resources or assist family members, individuals and groups in recovery from any potential storm related trauma.

"The storms present enormous challenges for the people in the area who may not have access to the services they depend on," said Louise Murphy, president of Aetna Behavioral Health. "Aetna is committed to doing what we can under these devastating circumstances to help people whose lives have been impacted by these storms receive counseling and support they need."

Aetna Behavioral Health has also created a special web page (link: on the Aetna website which contains information on dealing with the aftermath of the storm and providing assistance to others.

Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.7 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates.

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