Aetna Wins Green Award for Paperless Contracting for Health Care Professionals

-- Aetna is recognized for reducing carbon footprint with e-signature solution from EchoSign --

HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) has been named an International Data Group (IDG) InfoWorld Green 15 Awards winner for eliminating paper from the contracting process for health care professionals. Aetna is the first health insurer to offer electronic contract processing to doctors, hospitals and other health care facilities.

Using the EchoSign e-signature solution, Aetna and health care professionals can:

  • Complete contracts faster and more reliably
  • Reduce the expenses of faxing or mailing
  • Reduce their carbon footprint

Since 2010, Aetna has sent more than 20,000 agreements electronically.

“Aetna is committed to making it easier for health care professionals to do business with us, while lowering costs. As a health care benefits company, we also are focused on creating a healthy environment. Our paperless contracting is one way we are advancing this mission,” said Carl King, head of National Networks and Contracting Services for Aetna.

InfoWorld’s Green 15 awards recognize companies around the world that have embraced green technology to drive projects and develop products aimed at boosting energy efficiency, trimming waste and reducing or eliminating the use or the production of harmful substances. Each year, the InfoWorld Green 15 awards recognize the 15 most innovative IT initiatives that fall under this umbrella of sustainability.

“Aetna is paving the way for other companies to make technology decisions that save time and money and reverse the negative effects of business on the environment,” said Jason Lemkin, CEO of EchoSign.

EchoSign is one of the tools Aetna is using to help health care professionals streamline administrative tasks while saving money and reducing paper.

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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