is a large provider of employee health-care benefits in the United States. It is the direct descendant of Aetna Insurance
Company, of Hartford, Connecticut
, which issued its first life insurance
policy in 1850, a full thirty years after it had been chartered to enter the business. Aetna also has a substantial presence in the property insurance, casualty insurance
, and surety bond markets.
Aetna is also the Latin name of Mount Etna, Sicily's famous volcano.