Established in 1853, Aetna is a recognised American managed health care company. It helps customers across the United States and globally to make better informed decisions and control their health care spending. Aetna offers a wide range of insurance and employee benefits products, including medical, pharmacy and dental plans, life and disability plans, as well as behavioral health programmes. The company’s network includes 1.15 million health care professionals, more than 664,301 primary care doctors and 5,667 hospitals. Included to the S&P 500 index, the Aetna share price is set and traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).