HARTFORD, Conn. – DiversityInc announced that Aetna (NYSE: AET) was named to its “2013 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list. Aetna moved up five spots to 19th place this year.
To qualify for The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, participating companies must have more than 1,000 employees and complete a questionnaire filled with empirical questions. According to DiversityInc, Aetna demonstrated strength in four areas: CEO commitment, human capital, internal and external communication, and supplier diversity.
“We believe our customers benefit when our workforce reflects the communities in which we live and work,” said Mark T. Bertolini, chairman, CEO and president of Aetna. “When we invite different points of view to the table, and are open to the innovation that can result from active listening, we create better products and services. I believe we also become a better employer.”
“Aetna’s dedication to an inclusive workforce and supplier base means our organization is enriched with people from different cultures, experiences, lifestyles and beliefs,” said Grace Figueredo, Aetna’s chief diversity and inclusion officer. “This commitment translates to an Aetna population of employees and vendors that truly understands the different needs of our global customers.”
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 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.