Aetna's Rachel Vorobyev Receives Outstanding Asian-American Business Award

HARTFORD, Conn., June 06, 2008 — Aetna's (NYSE: AET) Rachel Xu Vorobyev, head of Local Market Improvement and Targeted Growth markets, has received the "Outstanding 50 Asian Americans In Business" award from the Asian-American Business Development Center, Inc. (AABDC).

AABDC's "50 Outstanding" awards honor the accomplishments of distinguished Asian-American men and women in business who demonstrate leadership, excellence and expertise. It is the nation's largest and most influential Asian-American award program. Vorobyev was nominated for the award by Miguel Centeno, vice president of Strategic Market Development, New York City.

The Award was presented at a ceremony in New York City on May 28, attended by 800 leaders from government, business and civic communities. Congressman Anthony D. Weiner was the keynote speaker.

"I am honored to have been selected for this award," Vorobyev said. "I believe it is a reflection of the company's commitment to diversity and to improving health care for all Americans, and bringing about positive, meaningful change."

Vorobyev joined Aetna in 2004 as head of Strategy & Business Development in Middle Market Accounts. In her role as head of Local Market Improvement and Targeted Growth Markets, her responsibilities include leading the development of business growth strategies for Aetna's major local markets and geographies, which also include markets with a high concentration of ethnic populations, GLBT and other new business sub-segments.

Vorobyev is a member of the Aetna Diversity Board, the Miami Advisory Council, and has served as the senior advisor to Aetna's Asian Employee Network. She also is a member of the American College of Health Executives.

Vorobyev earned her Master's degree in Medical Science and Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jilin University of Technology in China. She is a certified mechanical engineer. She also completed the National Executive Program in Managed Care from the University of Missouri, Kansas, from the Henry M. Block School of Business. During her career in the health care industry, Vorobyev has held leadership roles as diverse as product marketing; strategic business development; medical strategy and health policy; provider relations and contracting; and sales and underwriting.

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Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.3 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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