HARTFORD, Conn. – DiversityInc announced that Aetna (NYSE: AET) was named as one of its Top 50 Companies for Diversity, ranking 19th on this year’s list. The company has been named to the list eight times since the rankings began in 2001. Aetna also ranks 10th on DiversityInc’s list of Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees.
To qualify for The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, participating companies must have more than 1,000 employees and provide empirical data related to four key areas of diversity management. According to DiversityInc, Aetna demonstrated strength in all four areas: CEO commitment; talent pipeline; talent development; and supplier diversity.
“At Aetna, we believe that a strong, diverse company is one that ensures its employees can realize their full potential and aspire to be all that they can be,” said Grace Figueredo, Aetna’s vice president of Workplace Culture and chief Diversity & Inclusion officer. “We know that it takes focus, rigor, a collaborative spirit and commitment to make the list and we are honored to share this distinction with other noteworthy companies.”
“As executive sponsor of Aetna’s LGBT employee resource group, I take great pride in being named a top 10 company for LGBT employees,” said Karen Rohan, executive vice president of Aetna’s Local and Regional Businesses. “Aetna encourages employees to understand and believe that workplace equality is key to our company’s values. We are proud to stand alongside our LGBT colleagues in a workplace that leverages difference as strength.”
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 44 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com and the 2014 Aetna story about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world.
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