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Aetna Honored By El Paso Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce


DALLAS,— Aetna (NYSE: AET) was unanimously selected as the recipient for the 2010 Corporate Appreciation of the Year award from the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Aetna was chosen for its corporate responsibility and commitment to the communities it serves.

“Through Aetna’s ongoing involvement in the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the seminars that they provide, they have helped our business community become aware of, and more importantly understand, how to fulfill their insurance needs,” said Janet Aguilar, 2010 Chair of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “Aetna has also proven their support for El Paso by supporting small businesses and the Hispanic community through various outreach efforts.”

Aetna conducted a series of meetings last year for small businesses and the Chamber’s insurance brokers on the health care reform law to explain the complexities and changes facing businesses. In addition, Aetna conducted a health fair for Chamber members and the community. Aetna helps supports the Chamber’s “Café and Pan Dulce” meetings, its Fiesta Celebration (honoring businesses that have made significant contributions to the community), and Biz Tech.

“It is an honor for Aetna to be chosen for the Corporate Appreciation of the Year award by the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,” said Ralph Holmes, Aetna’s market head for Texas. “El Paso is an important market for Aetna and we are dedicated to providing resources and improving access to health care in the El Paso community.”

The Corporate Appreciation of the Year Award is part of the annual Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards that are given out annually by the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

About The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce serves as a vital resource connection for over 1,200 small minority, women and disadvantaged business members in our community. For the past 20 years, it has served as the primary catalyst to bring regional coordination and synergy to local minority business development. Our role is to facilitate the “growth” or expansion of their business, as many are on the cusp of reaching full growth potential, and the programs and services we offer are reflective of that commitment. The mission of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to promote the interest of the businesses we serve, to improve the economic and educational environment, to foster representation on major issues of public policy that impact Hispanics, minorities, and other small and minority owned business entities, and to promote the awareness and preservation of the heritage and cultural diversity shared in our region.

About Aetna
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 35.4 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional 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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