Awards and Recognition Aetna at a Glance

During 2016 and 2017, Aetna was recognized by national organizations and publications for its achievements as a company, its commitment to diversity, its technology innovations, and its employment-related policies and programs. The awards and recognition we earned include:

Company Awards

The Civic 50 Logo

CEO Cancer Gold Standard Logo

In 2016 Aetna ranked No. 46 on the Fortune list of the 500 largest U.S. corporations.

Aetna ranked No. 2 on the 2016–2017 Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies list in the “Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care” category.

Karen Lynch, Aetna president, was named to the Fortune 2016 list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

Aetna was recognized as one of America’s most community-minded companies in the 2016 Civic 50. This annual initiative from Points of Light identifies and recognizes companies that invest talent, time and resources to partner with and help improve the communities where they do business.

Aetna again achieved high Medicare star quality ratings for its Medicare Advantage plans for 2016. Aetna has the highest percentage of members enrolled in plans rated 4.5 overall stars and the highest percentage of members enrolled in plans rated four overall stars among publicly traded companies with over 250,000 Medicare Advantage enrollees.

Newsweek rated Aetna 64th among its Green 100 companies in 2016, based on corporate sustainability and environmental impact.

Aetna was ranked No. 15 by Barron’s in its list of the Best Companies for 2016.

For the seventh straight year, Aetna has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer for the cancer prevention and awareness programs it offers employees.

Aetna received America’s Most Honored Companies Award from Institutional Investor. The award recognizes U.S. companies at the top of its All America Executive Team ranking for corporate leadership and investor relations expertise, as voted on by the buy- and sell-side analyst community for 2016.

Betty Spence, Subha Barry, and Tameeka Smith

Betty Spence, president, NAFE on the left and Subha Barry, general manager, Working Mother Media, is on the right.
Center, Tameeka Smith, vice president, Aetna Specialty Businesses.

Employment and Diversity Awards

Top 50 Companies for Diversity Award
Best PLaces to Work for LGBT Equality Award
NAFE Top Companies Executive Women Award
USBLN Driving Success thru Disability Inclusion Award

DiversityInc named Aetna to its Top 50 Companies for Diversity in 2016, calling Aetna “a mainstay on the top 50 list.”

Aetna received a perfect score of 100 on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index which measures companies on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality. Aetna is proud to have achieved a perfect score every year since the creation of the index in 2002—the only company in its industry to have done so.

For the 17th time, Aetna was named by The National Association for Female Executives as one of the 2017 Top 60 Companies for executive women. The list highlights companies whose practices identify successful women and promote them to the executive level.

In 2016, Aetna received a perfect score of 100 on the U.S. Business Leadership Network’s Disability Equality Index, which measures companies on their disability inclusion policies and practices.

Minority Business News recognized Aetna among the 2016 “Corporate 101: America’s Most Admired Corporations for Supplier Diversity” for demonstrated commitment to growing and developing minority-owned enterprises and “positively impacting the manner in which our world does business.”

For nine consecutive years, since 2008, an Aetna employee has been honored by being named to the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award—with two recipients recognized in 2011.

Aetna was named to Training magazine’s 2016 Top 125, a collaborative achievement by our Learning and Performance team and the enterprise Talent Development organization. The award recognizes companies with the most successful learning and development programs in the world.

Aetna subsidiary bswift was named by the National Association for Business Resources to the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® list in 2016. The competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment.

Aetna was recognized in 2016 on LATINO Magazine’s annual listing of the LATINO 100, the companies providing the most opportunities for Latinos.

Aetna was named to the 2016 LATINA Style 50, which recognizes the best companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S.

Veteran Awards

Military Friendly Spouse Employer
Military Friendly Employer

In 2016, named Aetna to its 2016 list of winners of the Most Valuable Employers for Military® recognition. The list is designed to help job seekers with military experience identify top employers for civilian careers.

For the second year in a row, Aetna was recognized with a Military Friendly® Employers award, earning silver status for 2017. Victory Media has been recognizing military friendly employers and schools with its annual lists since 2003.

Aetna was selected as “Best of the Best” 2016 by U.S. Veterans Magazine.

Aetna was recognized with a 2016 Top Ten Vet Friendly Employer award for virtual recruiting. As part of the VetFriendly Jobs Initiative, 71,000 veterans voted for the most veteran-friendly companies in the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fairs in 2016.

Aetna placed 47th on the 2017 Military Friendly® Spouse Employer award from Victory Media. The annual list recognizes those companies that hire spouses of active duty service members and promote workforce development policies and programs.

Technology and Innovation

ISE Award

Aetna was recognized as one of the country’s most innovative users of business technology in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.

Aetna received CSO Magazine’s 2016 CSO50 Award for its solution that allows customers and regulators real-time access to security artifacts, providing insight on security capabilities.

In 2016, Aetna was named Tech Exec Networks (T.E.N.) Information Security Executive® Central Project of the Year finalist for being the first in the industry to implement a solution that addresses common regulatory compliance questions in an audit data vault, offering a single checkpoint for multiple assessors.

Aetna was also recognized for two National finalist awards by T.E.N. Information Security Executive (ISE®) in 2016 for the development of an internet accessible knowledge base of Aetna’s security capabilities combined with an automated tool for auditors to validate security controls; and an inbound email protection phishing solution consisting of successive preventative layers that has reduced more than 80 percent of inbound malicious email.

In 2016, Aetna achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) software engineering Level 3 maturity rating, indicating consistent use of development best practices for program delivery projects. We achieved CMMI Level 3 maturity for Waterfall and, for the first time, Agile projects.

Aetna received the InfoWorld 2016 Enterprise Architecture Award for design and deployment of advanced integration functions to create a new technology platform for Consumer Business.

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