HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced it has named Michael J. Guyette as the new head of National Accounts. Guyette will lead the National Accounts organization in delivering innovative, customer focused benefit solutions designed to help large employers adapt to a rapidly changing and dynamic marketplace. He will assume his new role on January 3, 2011.
“With rising medical costs and an uncertain economy, our customers are turning to us for solutions to improve the health and productivity of their employees,” said Pat Farrell, senior vice president for National, Government, and Specialty Product businesses. “Mike’s experience and leadership will help drive the National Accounts organization toward our goal of delivering products and services that meet the shifting needs of our customers and members.”
Since joining Aetna in May, Guyette has served as head of the Southeast region where he led local market efforts to control medical costs, improve quality and strengthen customer and broker relationships. Prior to joining Aetna, Guyette held senior leadership positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida including senior vice president of the company’s diversified business unit. He also served as the chief sales officer and group vice president for their national business unit.
In addition, Guyette held a variety of senior sales and marketing positions with Independence Blue Cross and AmeriHealth in both Philadelphia and Houston. He also worked for Prudential Healthcare and Continental Insurance in various Texas and Oklahoma markets.
Guyette graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in finance and also earned an MBA from Villanova University.
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 www.aetna.com.
Christine Erb, 215-775-0409