Aetna Global Benefits Introduces Offering For European-Based Multinational Corporations

Comprehensive portfolio of benefits products and programs available in September

HARTFORD, Conn., August 06, 2008 — Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today that its international health and group business, Aetna Global Benefits (AGB), will begin offering products and programs to European Union-based multinational corporations and their employees on international assignments. Available in September, this robust portfolio demonstrates Aetna's commitment to deliver world-class benefits solutions to multinational employers and international assignees. This offering also represents the first integrated product solution between AGB and Goodhealth Worldwide since the recent acquisition.

AGB understands that multinational corporations have unique needs when managing their international employee populations. In response, it has developed a comprehensive portfolio of benefits products and programs to keep employees and their families healthy and informed so they can complete successful assignments. In Europe, this offering will be insured by Ireland-based Aetna Health Insurance Company of Europe Limited (AHICE), which as a result of the recent acquisition of Goodhealth Worldwide, is helping to lead Aetna's growth in Europe. AHICE, which received an overall "A" rating by Standard & Poor's, is licensed to offer benefits products and programs throughout the European Union.

"This offering leverages the strength of Aetna with the local presence and expertise of Goodhealth," said Martha Temple, vice president and head of Aetna Global Benefits. "Together, we can provide high-quality, concierge-level services to our European-based constituents."

The new portfolio will be offered alongside a full array of existing Goodhealth products for the individual, small, medium and large group markets.

To engage employees, AGB has created tools and information specifically for globally mobile populations, including:

"Our tools and resources can ease an employee's transition to and from an international assignment and can help employees make the most out of their health care," Temple added.

Additionally, Aetna remains committed to providing advisory and commissioning support services to Primary Care Trusts and other Commissioning Authorities in the United Kingdom. The company, through its business unit Aetna UK, can assist these organizations in improving patient outcomes and reducing overall costs through various services that include data management and decision support, and care and resource utilization management.

About Aetna Global Benefits

Aetna Global Benefits (AGB), the international division of Aetna Inc., is a provider of comprehensive health benefits solutions for multinational employers and government agencies. AGB's offerings include medical, dental, vision, life, disability, emergency assistance and health management programs for employees and high net worth individuals who live, work or travel internationally. With the recent acquisition of Goodhealth Worldwide, AGB is the industry's largest and most prominent U.S.-based international benefits carrier, supporting more than 325,000 members worldwide from offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the leading diversified health care benefits companies in the United States, 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, and government-sponsored plans in the U.S. and internationally. 

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