CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., August 31, 2017 – Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced a two-year sponsorship agreement with the University of Virginia athletics department. The agreement will allow Aetna to strengthen its long-term partnership with UVA and communities throughout Virginia.
Aetna will work with the University of Virginia’s athletic programs to increase health awareness and promote health initiatives to members, customers and individuals across the commonwealth. Virginia Sports Properties will also work with Aetna to host health awareness events in Charlottesville for students and community members during the academic year. As part of this sponsorship, Aetna will receive event tickets and Aetna signage will be displayed at University of Virginia athletic facilities.
“Aetna has had a longstanding relationship with the University of Virginia through providing health benefits to its employees and students, and we are proud to now be a sponsor of UVA Athletics,” said Mike Bucci, president of Aetna’s operations in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. “We are excited to deepen our relationship with UVA and continue to explore opportunities that allow us to make a positive impact on their students, faculty and staff as well as the Charlottesville community.”
“We’re pleased to welcome Aetna as a corporate sponsor,” said Craig Littlepage, Virginia’s director of athletics. “It’s significant that Aetna has a strong presence in the Commonwealth and its services benefit so many Virginians, including UVA employees. This partnership will enable our fans to better understand all of the benefits Aetna provides and create more meaningful connections with them.”
Aetna provides health benefits to approximately 750,000 people in Virginia. Its members benefit from a broad, comprehensive network that consists of more than 14,000 primary care physicians and specialists. Aetna also employs more than 600 individuals in Virginia.
In 2016 the Aetna Foundation, Aetna and its employees contributed $896,046 in grants, sponsorships, contributions and matching grants in Virginia. Aetna employees also generously donated 4,811 volunteer hours to nonprofits and community organizations.
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 44.7 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, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and 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
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