Aetna Opens Support Lines to the Public Following Explosions at Boston Marathon

Aetna Opens Support Lines to the Public Following Explosions at Boston Marathon

<0> AetnaCynthia Michener, 860-273-8553 </0>

In the wake of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, Aetna (NYSE: ), has opened its student and employee assistance program lines for any person who may be having difficulty coping with this senseless act of violence.

“Our hearts go out to those at the Boston Marathon, their families and friends,” said Aetna Chairman, CEO and President Mark T. Bertolini. “Aetna’s focus is on helping those affected get the help they need to move forward from this unthinkable event.”

The Aetna Behavioral Health Student and Employee Assistance Program professionals who will answer the phone have experience helping people through traumatic events, and are available now. Any person, regardless of insurance, is welcome to contact Aetna’s counselors for help, support or referrals for further assistance.

The number to call is.

Individuals and families also may want to reference the following materials.

At this time, Aetna is not aware of any employees or their family members directly affected by the Marathon tragedy, but continues to reach out to employees in the area to make certain they are safe. The company also is reaching out to local customers to offer assistance.

Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.3 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 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 .