Aetna Inc. (ticker: AET, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
Aetna Names William Berenson to Head Small Business for the North Central Region
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2004--Aetna (NYSE: AET)
announced William Berenson as general manager for Small Group in the
North Central region.
"Bill will lead the development and execution of Aetna's strategy
to design health and related benefits that cater to the unique needs
of small businesses for choice, simplicity and affordability," said
Felicia Norwood, Aetna's head of small group and individual products.
"With more than 20 years experience in the industry, including a
previous stint at Aetna as manager of Business Services in Chicago
from 1995 to 2001, Bill is the right person to lead the North Central
team in growing our business and achieving our membership goals."
Berenson joins Aetna from Cigna where he served as regional sales
manager for Cigna's Group Insurance Midwest market, responsible for
the overall market performance with respect to full profit and loss
and attainment of sales goals. He began his career with Unum Life
Insurance Company in Portland, Maine. He holds a Bachelor of Arts
degree in political science from the University of Southern Maine.
Aetna Small Group provides health and related benefits plans to
meet the needs of companies with two (a) to 50 employees. Designed to
provide choice, simplicity and affordability to small business, Aetna
Small Group's products are offered in several states and include HMO,
PPO, dental, life and short-term disability products, prescription
drug coverage and a broad network of participating providers. ((a) one
employee in some states).
As one of the nation's leading providers of health care, dental,
pharmacy, group life, disability and long-term care benefits, Aetna
puts information and helpful resources to work for its approximately
13.4 million medical members, 11.4 million dental members, 8.1 million
pharmacy members and 12.6 group insurance members to help them make
better informed decisions about their health care and protect their
finances against health-related risks. Aetna provides easy access to
cost effective health care through a nationwide network of more than
633,000 health care professionals, including over 377,000 primary care
and specialist doctors and 3,866 hospitals. For more information,
please visit www.aetna.com (figures as of June 30, 2004).
Wendy Morphew, 312-928-3108