Craig Gray Named Head of Return to Work Solutions for Aetna Disability and Absence Management

HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that Craig Gray has been named head of return to work solutions for Aetna Disability and Absence Management. In this role, Gray will be responsible for developing and implementing new programs designed to help employees get back to work faster and managing the return to work employee advisory services area. Gray also will lead existing return to work programs and vocational rehabilitation staff.

"We are pleased that such a talented, innovative leader such as Craig Gray is joining Aetna Disability and Absence Management,” said Dan Fishbein, MD, head of Aetna’s Life, Disability, Dental and Vision businesses. “Craig will bring his considerable experience in disability insurance and return to work solutions to Aetna at a time when we are expanding our disability products and programs with the goal of helping our customers improve employee productivity and manage costs.”

Gray brings significant experience to his new role. Most recently, he served as vice president of return to life programs for Prudential Disability and before that held a similar role developing and leading return to work programs for UNUM. Gray also has consulted with insurers, advocacy groups and the Federal government on return to work programs developing innovative solutions that help to improve outcomes and decrease disability durations.

Aetna Disability and Absence Management provides disability benefits to 5.3 million people through a variety of programs designed to help people manage their disability and return to health. Disability insurance protects employees from the severe financial hardship of an unexpected disability. To learn more about Aetna Disability’s return to work solutions, visit:

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 To learn more about Aetna’s innovative online tools, visit


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