Aetna has been recognized by national organizations and publications for its commitment to diversity, its technology innovations, and for several employment-related accolades.Aetna Awards
Aetna was ranked No. 2 in the health care category in Fortune magazine’s 2006 Most Admired Companies list. For Fortune’s corporate reputation index, 10,000 respondents — executives, directors and veteran securities analysts — around the world were polled. According to Fortune, the Most Admired list is “the definitive report card on corporate reputations.”
The National Business Coalition on Health recognized Aetna with an eValue Innovation Award (November 2005) for outreach work to support physicians treating Hispanic/Latino people with diabetes.
Aetna earned the 2006 Large/Affiliated Innovation and Excellence Award: Chronic Care for its integrated approach to helping members with diabetes manage their condition. The Innovation and Excellence awards are bestowed by America’s Health Insurance Plans Foundation.
Aetna has been named to Training magazine’s 2005 Top 100 Training Companies list. Aetna ranked 42nd on the list, which recognizes companies that make a commitment to the development of their people, tie training to business objectives, and measure for return on investment and business impact.
The 2004 HERA Award, given annually by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, was bestowed on Aetna’s Adolescent Immunization Program for advancing quality in children’s health and for outreach to diverse populations.
The “Stevie” award for “Best Business Turnaround” was presented to Aetna as part of the 2004 American Business Awards competition. The awards recognize outstanding leadership, innovation, perseverance, creativity, teamwork and integrity in business.
Business Ethics, a national organization that “promotes ethical business practices,” ranked Aetna 28th on its fifth annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. Aetna is the highest ranked health insurer in the 2004 rankings.
Aetna won the 2003 Best Disease Management Program in Managed Care award from the Disease Management Association of America for its Healthy Outlook, Caring for Chronic Heart Failure program.
Commitment to Diversity
Black Enterprise named Aetna CEO and President Ronald A. Williams its 2006 Corporate Executive of the Year for his “exemplary leadership qualities” and role in Aetna’s “spectacular corporate turnaround.”
Black Enterprise has named Aetna to its 2006 list of “best companies for diversity.” Aetna, the only national health plan to receive this recognition, was selected from among more than 1,000 of the country’s largest publicly traded companies and more than 50 leading global companies with significant U.S. operations.
Elease E. Wright, Aetna’s head of Human Resources, named in The Network Journal’s list of 25 Influential Black Women In Business, 2006
Top 50 employers for Minorities, Fortune magazine, 2005
Top 50 Employers for Women, Fortune magazine, 2005
Top 50 Corporations for Supplier Diversity, HISPANICTrends, 2005
Ronald A. Williams, Aetna CEO and president, named in Black Enterprise’s 75 Most Powerful African Americans in Corporate America, 2005
Top 50 Places to Win for black business professionals, Savoy Professional magazine, 2004
Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2003
Top 30 Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Perfect Score, HRC Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Top 50 Companies for Latinas, Latina Style magazine, July/August 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Corporate 100 List, Hispanic Magazine, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005
Innovations in Technology
Meg McCarthy, Aetna’s Chief Information Officer, was selected as one of Computerworld’s “Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2006.”
InformationWeek 500, ranked 25th in list of nation’s largest and most innovative IT organizations (up from ranking of 132 in 2002)
Top 100 Places to Work in IT, Computerworld magazine, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Aetna InteliHealth Awards
Aetna’s Websites Receive Awards for Content, Interactivity
President’s Award, Institute for Health and Productivity Management, 2003
Golden Web Award, International Association of Webmasters And Designers 2003-2004
eHealthcare Leadership Awards, 2001, 2002, 2003
Best Health/Healthcare Content: Consumer General Health Site
Platinum Award for Aetna InteliHealth
Best Interactive Site: HMO/PPO/Other Insurers
Silver Award for Aetna Navigator
World Wide Web Health Awards, Gold Winner, 1999, Spring 2001, Spring 2002; Bronze Winner, Fall 2002, Spring 2003
NurSpeak Silver Pill Award, 2003 (NurSpeak is an educational site for nursing students and practicing nurses)
Aetna in 2006 was named a “Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles” for the second straight year by the National Business Group on Health. Aetna earned a Platinum Award, NBGH’s highest honor.
Top 50 Companies, “America’s Best Company Benefits” Money Magazine, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Top 100 Employers Business Ethics, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004
Top 500 Employers-of-Choice Best Jobs USA, 2001, 2004
Aetna was honored with a 2005 Award for Excellence in Workplace Volunteer Programs by The Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network. This international award honors businesses that have made a commitment to effectively engaging employees in volunteering.
Founding sponsor with the National Conference on Community and Justice (NCCJ) of the National Conversation on Race, Ethnicity and Culture in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday
Inaugural President’s Award from the Institute of Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) for health and productivity management leadership in the employer marketplace, 2003