Media Contact: Tammy Arnold firstname.lastname@example.org 713/721-7891News Release________________________________________________________________AETNA WINS GREEN AWARD FOR PAPERLESS CONTRACTING FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS -- Aetna is recognized for reducing carbon footprint with e-signature solution from EchoSign --HARTFORD, Conn., June 22, 2011 – Aetna (NYSE: AET) has been named anInternational Data Group (IDG) InfoWorld Green 15 Awards winner foreliminating paper from the contracting process for health care professionals.Aetna is the first health insurer to offer electronic contract processing to doctors,hospitals and other health care facilities.Using the EchoSign e-signature solution, Aetna and health care professionalscan: • Complete contracts faster and more reliably • Reduce the expenses of faxing or mailing • Reduce their carbon footprintSince 2010, Aetna has sent more than 20,000 agreements electronically.“Aetna is committed to making it easier for health care professionals to dobusiness with us, while lowering costs. As a health care benefits company, wealso are focused on creating a healthy environment. Our paperless contracting isone way we are advancing this mission,” said Carl King, head of NationalNetworks and Contracting Services for Aetna.
InfoWorld’s Green 15 awards recognize companies around the world that haveembraced green technology to drive projects and develop products aimed atboosting energy efficiency, trimming waste and reducing or eliminating the use orthe production of harmful substances. Each year, the InfoWorld Green 15 awardsrecognize the 15 most innovative IT initiatives that fall under this umbrella ofsustainability.“Aetna is paving the way for other companies to make technology decisions thatsave time and money and reverse the negative effects of business on theenvironment,” said Jason Lemkin, CEO of EchoSign.EchoSign is one of the tools Aetna is using to help health care professionalsstreamline administrative tasks while saving money and reducing paper.About AetnaAetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies,serving approximately 33.8 million people with information and resources to helpthem make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers abroad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insuranceproducts and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioralhealth, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities andhealth care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers includeemployer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers,health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups andexpatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com. To learn more aboutAetna’s innovative online tools, visit www.aetnatools.com. ###