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HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DiversityInc announced that Aetna (NYSE: AET), was named to its “2010 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity®” list for its demonstrated use of measurable diversity best practices and results. Aetna made significant progress, moving up 18 spots to 30th place this year. In addition, Aetna ranked in the top ten of companies for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees and for employees with disabilities.
According to DiversityInc, Aetna demonstrated strength in four areas of measure: CEO Commitment; Human Capital; Corporate and Organizational Communication; and Supplier Diversity.
“At Aetna, valuing diversity is both a fundamental belief and strategic advantage," said Ronald A. Williams, chairman and CEO. “We are constantly striving to make sure our workforce is representative of the people we do business with.”
“When looking at diversity, we take a broader view than some might,” said Raymond Arroyo, Aetna’s Chief Diversity Officer. “We look at things like age, part-time employees and telecommuters, as well as the local communities we represent. Each of our employees is a piece of the whole – providing unique perspective and adding value to the company.”
Aetna (NYSE: AET) is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.1 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.