Aetna to Expand Wellesley Presence, Continue to Tap Local Talent Pipeline

Apr 17 2018
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HARTFORD, Conn., April 17, 2018 – Aetna (NYSE: AET) recently announced that efforts are underway to expand its presence in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where the company’s Consumer Health and Services (CH&S) organization is based. CH&S operates as an innovation hub for Aetna, responsible for developing new products, services, technologies and capabilities to transform the consumer health care experience.

“This project reflects our ongoing commitment to the Boston area, a hotbed of talent for critical roles in consumer products, digital health, data science, analytics and marketing,” said Alex Vannoni, vice president of operations and strategy, CH&S. “As we expand our presence, we will continue to explore ways to collaborate with Massachusetts-based companies and institutions that are driving health care innovation in today’s knowledge economy.”

Aetna is partnering with Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects to build out 80,000 additional square feet of office space at the company’s 93 Worcester Street location. The additional space will accommodate the creation of more than 250 new positions by 2020.

“Massachusetts is home to the country’s leading life sciences and digital health companies, and we are pleased to welcome Aetna’s expansion in the MetroWest region,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “The Commonwealth’s highly educated and skilled workforce is an asset for communities and companies like Aetna who share our interest in making Massachusetts an even greater place to live, work, run a business and raise a family.”

Expansion plans will not be impacted by the pending transaction with CVS Health, which is expected to close in the second half of 2018.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 37.9 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, and behavioral health plans, medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com and learn about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews