Aetna: Embracing Employees with Disabilities
Aetna, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified health care benefits company with 30,400 employees serving more than 28 million people. The company actively recruits employees with disabilities and encourages newly hired employees with disabilities to seek the accommodations they need to be productive, engaged and high-performing. In response to employee inquiries, Aetna developed a “Disability and the Workplace” Web site addressing topics ranging from attitudinal barriers to career development. In 2006, the Secretary of Labor and ODEP recognized Aetna with a New Freedom Initiative Award for demonstrating exemplary and innovative efforts in furthering the employment and workplace environment for people with disabilities.
Pictured: Mark T. Bertolini, President, Aetna Inc.