Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today that Karen S. Rohan will be joining the company as executive vice president and head of Specialty Products. In this role, she will be responsible for the Dental and Vision, Group Insurance and Consumer Financial Solutions businesses. She also will have responsibility for leading the company’s distribution strategy. Rohan joins Aetna from Magellan Health Services, where she has served as president since 2009. She will report to Mark T. Bertolini, Aetna chairman, CEO and president, and will serve on the company’s Executive Committee.
“Karen’s deep knowledge of the health care industry and strong leadership will be critical as we continue to position our company for success in an evolving marketplace,” said Bertolini. “Our goal is to ensure that we are delivering products and services that help our customers get the most value for their health care dollar. Karen will help us deliver on this commitment and drive new strategies that will make quality health care more affordable and accessible to the people we serve.”
Since 2009, Rohan has served as president of Magellan Health Services, where she was responsible for the strategic direction and profit and loss of Magellan's behavioral health, radiology, specialty pharmaceuticals and Medicaid pharmacy benefits administration business units. Prior to joining Magellan, Rohan was president of the Group Disability, Dental and Vision Care businesses of CIGNA Corporation. Her career with CIGNA spanned eighteen years and included a number of positions with increasing responsibility.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.1 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 and health information technology services. Our 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.