CVS to Keep Aetna in Hartford, Conn.

CVS to Keep Aetna in Hartford, Conn.

Those plans were complicated once Aetna agreed to be acquired by CVS in early December.

Carolyn Castel, who is the vice president for corporate communications for CVS Health, said CVS officials met with the mayor of Hartford on Thursday and they made a decision to not move Aetna's operations from Connecticut's capital city. "We have no plans to relocate Aetna's operations from Hartford". We have no plans to relocate Aetna's operations from Hartford and, in fact, view Hartford as the future location of our center of excellence for the insurance business. Today's announcement confirms that CT is a tremendous place to do business, with a talent pipeline and quality of life that are second-to-none.

In a written statement to HBJ Jan. 10, an Aetna spokesman had declined to comment on the published report other than to say all of the company's locations will be evaluated as part of the integration planning process with CVS.

"New York City's decision to rescind its package to attract Aetna to Manhattan allows CT to welcome back the headquarters of a firm that has been here for over 160 years", Cadden said.

At the time that Aetna announced its decision to leave Hartford, where it has been based since 1853, the insurer said it chose to move to NY to tap a more robust pool of talent as it sought to reposition itself as a consumer-oriented health company.


"Aetna's home has been in Hartford since 1853". CVS will maintain its corporate headquarters in Rhode Island.

Aetna has inked a lease to occupy a new building in lower Manhattan, committing to move 250 headquarters workers to the site from Hartford.

An Aetna spokesman said Friday that the company is still reviewing which locations it will keep, and whether it will open some sort of office in NY. He also referred to Connecticut's continuing state budget woes.

"Aetna's continued presence in Hartford is welcome news for the thousands of CT residents who depend on the company as a pillar of economic and community support, and a good omen for the city", said Blumenthal. In a statement Wednesday night, the company said it didn't have anything else to add to that.

"Aetna staying CT is good for both us and them", said Murphy.

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