Aetna Renames Goodhealth Worldwide

Published November 12th, 2009 - 11:46 GMT

Transition Marks Final Step in the Acquisition of International Health Insurer, Expands Aetna’s Portfolio of International Private Medical Insurance for Expatriates and High-Net-Worth Individuals --

Aetna (NYSE: AET), a leading global diversified health care benefits company, announced today that it has renamed Goodhealth Worldwide, the company it acquired in late 2007. All products and services will now be sold as Aetna Global Benefits (AGB), the organization’s international business segment that supports more than 400,000 members worldwide.

“The official integration of our global business operations strengthens our position as a key player in the international marketplace,” said Martha Temple, president of Aetna Global Benefits. “Now, under the Aetna umbrella, our stakeholders worldwide will benefit from the experience, health care expertise and financial stability of a powerful brand that’s been respected for over 150 years.” 

In addition to expanding its brand, the organization is also enhancing its global service capabilities, health solutions offerings and provider network. AGB currently operates from key locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 

“Our unique combination of a global presence and local market expertise enables us to continue to offer new, innovative benefits solutions, as well as cutting-edge tools and resources that meet the needs of our diverse customer base in the Middle East,” said Mark Jardin, AGB managing director in the Middle East and Africa. “We are excited by the opportunities that operating under the power of the Aetna umbrella will present in the region.”

In the Middle East and Africa, AGB operates with over 100 employees across four offices. In addition to offering a wide range of products and services for individuals and employers, the collective Middle East and Africa team will continue to engage in public-private health management partnerships across the region.

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