DiversityInc today announced that Aetna has been named to its 2009 list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity®.
Of the 401 companies under consideration, Aetna was ranked 48th. The company also ranked 5th on The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) Employees and 8th on The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities.
“Aetna’s progress in the last few years has been outstanding, and their jump to the DiversityInc Top 50 is well deserved,” said Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc. “Their continued emphasis on creating an inclusive work force and ensuring their staff is culturally competent is essential in driving their business forward. Aetna’s internal Diversity Board is a powerful body that drives diversity strategy across the enterprise.”
“At Aetna, valuing diversity is both a fundamental belief and strategic advantage,” said Ronald A. Williams, chairman and CEO. “Our experience has taught us that encouraging diversity in all its aspects leads to better discourse, ideas and more creative solutions for our customers.”
Added Raymond Arroyo, Aetna’s chief diversity officer, “We are very pleased with this recognition. Diversity is embedded into everything we do and is strongly aligned to Aetna’s values. Thus, diversity is important to us in good economic conditions, and perhaps even more so during these difficult financial times as we focus on creating value and relevant products and services for unique marketplace segments.”
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.5 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. For more information, see www.aetna.com
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