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AETNA names Joshua Smith of Vanguard Benefit Solutions a Small Group "Premier Producer" for 2013

HARTFORD, Conn., February 19, 2013

Aetna (NYSE: AET) today named Joshua Smith as a Small Group Premier Producer for 2013. The prestigious Premier Producer designation is earned each year by only two percent of brokers selling Aetna Small Group products.

“Reaching Premier Producer status is an important milestone,” said David Notari, Vice President of Distribution and Channel Management for Aetna Small Group and Individual Products. “This elite group of producers has demonstrated the sales success that can only come from broad product knowledge and a dedication to client satisfaction.”

Joshua Smith is President of Vanguard Benefits Solutions, a leading employee benefits agency in the Tri-State area. He has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance and employee benefits industry. Smith’s strong benefits background encompasses health and welfare benefits, life insurance and regulatory compliance, as well as a host of other products and services. He specializes in providing creative and cost-effective solutions to small and mid-size employers.

About Aetna
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.3 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

Vanguard Benefit Solutions is not a subsidiary of nor controlled by Aetna.