Aetna's Strategic Resource Company Enters Into Agreement with The Boon Group®

New relationship will expand new market opportunities through enhanced capabilities

HARTFORD, Conn., August 05, 2008 — Strategic Resource Company (SRC), an Aetna company (NYSE:AET ), announced today that it has entered into an agreement with The Boon Group® to provide specialized products to government contractors, as well as direct billing and hour banking capabilities for all customers. The Boon Group® (Boon) is a leading third party administrator with more than twenty years of experience in providing non-traditional, full-service employee health products and services. By leveraging Boon’s unique product and service capabilities, SRC will further expand opportunities in the Commercial, Government and Labor markets.

“We have been evaluating this arrangement for over a year as part of our strategy to strengthen our number one position in the marketplace,” said John Webb, head of Government and Business Alliances. “Overall, we feel that combining our capabilities with those provided through The Boon Group® will provide maximum choice and satisfaction for our customers nationwide."

SRC is one of the premier providers of limited benefits insurance plans, which can be valuable tools in helping employers, attract and retain talented employees. SRC’s product portfolio includes medical, dental, in-hospital cash, short term disability (STD), term life and vision options extended on a group basis to employees who are typically ineligible for company sponsored benefits. These employees are often paid an hourly wage, work on a part-time basis or participate during a waiting period for other employer-sponsored coverage. They also account for a sizable portion of the uninsured population in the U.S.

Through the agreement with The Boon Group®, SRC will now be able to offer:

“We are excited about the new market opportunities that our relationship with The Boon Group® provides,” said Mark Schmidt, President of SRC. “We look forward to continuing to provide employers with affordable health care options for their employees and addressing the needs of the uninsured.”

About Aetna
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.2 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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