Aetna Receives CEO Gold Standard Accreditation for Fighting Cancer in the Workplace

-- CEO Roundtable on Cancer recognizes Mark Bertolini for his leadership --

HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) has again earned accreditation as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ employer for its commitment to fighting cancer in the workplace. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recognizes Aetna’s commitment by certifying the company’s efforts to meet a high standard of cancer prevention, screening and care guidelines.

“Aetna has worked hard to build a culture of health and wellness. We offer a variety of programs, resources and incentives to help employees achieve their best health and reduce their cancer risk. For example, our Get Active Aetna fitness campaign helps employees adopt positive health behaviors needed to help reach and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We are honored to be recognized by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer for our innovative approach to cancer,” said Mark T. Bertolini, Chairman, CEO and president of Aetna.

Aetna was first accredited in 2009.

The CEO Cancer Gold Standard calls for companies to take actions in five key areas of health and wellness to fight cancer in the workplace. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, a company must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by:

  • discouraging tobacco use
  • encouraging physical activity
  • promoting healthy diet and nutrition
  • detecting cancer at its earliest stages
  • providing access to quality care, including participation in clinical trials

“As a Gold Standard employer, Aetna is sending a strong message to employees that it cares about their health,” said Dr. Martin J. Murphy, chief executive officer of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer. “We applaud Mark Bertolini and his organization for continuing to meet this standard of excellence in cancer prevention, early detection and quality cancer care.”

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer is an organization of corporate executives from major American companies from diverse industries. Its mission is to work toward the elimination of cancer as a personal disease and as a public health problem.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 33.8 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 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


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