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As an industry leading health and wellness company, Aetna believes in cultivating partnerships, not just products, and we are committed to building healthier communities around the globe.

Here you can find information about, and register your interest in, our upcoming events. You can also browse through our previous events and see what Aetna has been up to.

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Health Matters Forum Health Matters Forum

Second virtual Health Matters Forum for the Individual market

Following the success of our first virtual Health Matters Forum dedicated to supporting broker partners in the Individual market, we’re delighted to be holding a second event, on 22 September 2021.

You’ve said, we’ve listened – this session will provide valuable insights about the market, and our processes. In addition, we’ll be joined by one of our medical experts who’ll be on hand to answer any clinical related questions you may have.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask any questions in our Q&A, and as always, brokers will be encouraged to share their views, ideas and lessons learnt, with ample time for networking too.

We look forward to welcoming you then.

For more information and to book your place, please contact us on

H & P Awards 2021 H & P Awards 2021

The Health & Protection Awards 2021
14th October 2021
Hilton Bankside, London

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist for seven of the 15 available award categories at the UK Health & Protection Awards 2021:

  • Best Customer Service Delivery
  • Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
  • Best Group International PMI Provider
  • Best HealthTech Innovation
  • Best Individual International Healthcare Provider
  • Best Marketing & Sales Support for Advisers
  • Best Pandemic Response

We’d like to thank everybody who voted for us this year, we really appreciate your support.

The winners will be announced during the award ceremony at the Hilton Bankside Hotel in London on the evening of 14 October.

The H&P awards are very important annual accolades for Aetna International. In recent years, we’ve won ‘Best Group International Healthcare Provider’ eight times and ‘Best Digital Proposition’.

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Proud winners in 2020:

Health Insurance & Protection Award

For Best Group International Healthcare provider for the 8th consecutive year.

International Investment Award

For Best iPMI Provider for the 2nd year.

WSB Award

For Specialist Benefit Provider of the Year award for the 3rd year.

Past events

Forum focuses on the Individual market in Europe 20th April 2021

In April 2021 we hosted a virtual Health Matters Forum dedicated for our broker partners in the Individual market in Europe — a first for Aetna International.

Our senior leaders brought brokers up to speed on our products, discussed the key trends and challenges of the current market in view of COVID-19, and shared our plans for the year ahead. The pandemic has underlined the importance of mental as well as emotional and physical well-being and we explained how we’re supporting our brokers and members through comprehensive access to a range of innovative tools and apps, backed up by fully-trained medical professionals.  

Double Olympian Jack Green told his own inspirational and moving story of his rise to become a world-class athlete and transition to his current role as a mental health ambassador and mentor. You’re welcome to listen to the recording of Jack’s presentation.

The event was very well received by the broker community, with one attendee commenting that it was “the best forum” they had attended.  

If you’d like any information about this event, please contact

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Celebrating mental health at the InsideOut Awards 2021

We were proud to be part of the InsideOut Awards on 24 March, dedicated to promoting good mental health and the people and organisations who champion it. As part of our ongoing partnership with social enterprise InsideOut,which aims to smash the stigma of mental ill-health, we sponsored the Wellbeing Leader of the Year and Third Party Influencer categories.

The awards night, held virtually for the first time in the UK, was hosted by professional entertainer Em Stroud and included a DJ set by InsideOut founder Rob Stephenson. Over 250 guests enjoyed an evening of networking and entertainment, billed as the ‘best night in in 2021’.

The judges named 63 inspirational finalists from over 200 entries in 2019/2020. The 23 winning teams and individuals represented employers as diverse as universities, banks, consulting firms, NHS trusts, supermarkets and oil companies around the UK.

Proud sponsors and finalists

We were a finalist in the Best Mental Health Initiative in Lockdown category thanks to our many original initiatives that included ‘Let’s Get Talking’, ‘WISE‘ and ‘Step Around the World’. The judges were also impressed by the valuable resources we’ve made available to our employees to support their physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Damian Lenihan, Executive Director, Operations and Distribution, Europe, presented the awards on behalf of Aetna International. Rachel Czernobay, of international law firm CMS, picked up the prize for Wellbeing Leader of the Year. The Bank of England won the Third Party Influencer award for large companies, while the International WELL Building Institute won for SMEs. Congratulations to all three worthy winners!

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Our first European broker event of 2021
23rd February 2021

We were delighted to be joined by our broker community for the first virtual Health Matters Forum of 2021. The event provided a great opportunity to discuss the ups and downs we have faced collectively over the past year.

During the event, senior leaders from Aetna International shared insights on present-day claim trends and how we’re continuing to support our members through the recent updates we’ve made to our products. The event finished with a clinical question time, covering topics from the challenges caused by the variant strains of the COVID virus to the importance of seeking medical advice early on, to mitigate potential negative effects of later diagnosis.

These valuable insights on what we have learned from the pandemic will help shape the year ahead.

Learn more

We’re pleased to share a recording of the presentations for you to review at your convenience. For more information about this or any other event, please contact us at

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MEA hold Virtual Summer Forum Event

Through the power of technology, our MEA team held their first virtual Summer Forum event, bringing together over 100 brokers from the MEA. Adapting to the changing environment, it was an innovative way to connect, discuss key market trends and share insights from the past six months.

With a focus on well-being and performance, Aetna spokespeople discussed current claim trends, the impact of COVID-19, support programmes for our members, and the future of telemedicine.

In between each presentation, brokers had the opportunity to virtually network with people from various markets and reflect on their experiences.  

Marco Bannerman, Executive Director, MEA, commented “Even though we were not able to meet in person this year, our Summer Forum event was a huge success. As a company, we have adapted to the changing situation and developed innovative solutions to stay connected to our brokers and partners. A collaborative effort from everyone – thank you”.

The event was greatly received, with many commenting on how engaged they felt throughout the day. Thank you to everyone involved for playing a key part in another stage of Aetna’s 20 year journey in the region as we continually strive to support our members’ overall health and well-being. 

Violet Shield with Aetna Heart Logo Inside for Virtual Health Matters Forum & Races

Resilience, Well-being and Performance: Our first virtual broker event

We would have loved to hold our summer Health Matters Forum 2020 with our European brokers in person but, unfortunately, that was not to be. However, as we firmly believe that staying connected is vital, our innovative team came up with a way of carrying out the event virtually instead!

Using a virtual conference room, our brokers were able to network with colleagues, peers and the Aetna team. Aetna personnel took the opportunity to share business updates, including an overview of our well-being proposition and the timely introduction of Wysa, an AI chatbox app that helps get members on the path to better health. This was followed by our guest speakers who focused on confidence, well-being and performance. They included presentations from Track Record, who specialise in resilience coaching, double Olympic medallist Hannah Macleod MBE, and Rob Stephenson, the mental health campaigner. We also gave brokers the chance to learn more about how to improve their own well-being and performance, by wearing one of Track Record’s heart rate variability monitors for three consecutive days before the forum. And of course, it wouldn’t be our summer broker event without concluding proceedings with some fun and games.

The feedback has been fantastic, with many commenting on how engaged they felt throughout the day. We also know, using Rob’s form score as a measurement, that we boosted collective well-being by a huge 18%. Thank you to everyone who attended for making this such a successful event.

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David Healy and Sneh Khemka speak at the world’s first 24-hour mental health conference, G24

As a response to the mental health and well-being challenges faced during these uncertain times, the world’s first 24-hour global mental health summit was held on 18 May to bring the world together virtually on the mental health agenda.

We were proud to be a part of this conversation as David Healy, CEO EMEA and Dr Sneh Khemka, VP of Population Health at Aetna International discussed the business of health, including the new definition of workplace well-being and how that translates into individuals and their teams.

You can also read this article by Dr Sneh Khemka, which reflects on the well-being lessons learnt  that will help businesses move forward and minimise the emotional and mental impact of COVID-19 for employees.

Listen to the full discussion

MindCycle Event

Aetna International partnered with Rob Stephenson from InsideOut, a social enterprise with a mission to smashing the stigma of mental illness in the workplace.

On 13th November, InsideOut hosted the MindCycle Challenge, a fun and competitive indoor bike event to fund-raise for Movember.

Aetna International were delighted to enter 3 teams consisting of Aetna employees and brokers. Each team had an hour to cycle through the challenging virtual Mont Ventoux stage of the Tour de France.

Watch the video to find out more about this amazing challenge and how our teams fared!

For more information about MindCycle, you can access our montage to see pictures of our high energy at the event.

Because we believe in talking about it.

Spot our branded London Cabs! 

We ran a UK-only Twitter competition from 7th October to the 4th November, asking people to spot one of our 53 Aetna-branded cabs driving around London for a chance to win a delicious healthy hamper.

Here’s an example of a tweet that was made, using the competition hashtag #AetnaCab.

We hope our winners enjoyed their delicious healthy hampers and we’re looking forward to more fun competitions. Stay tuned!

Health Matters Forum II

On Thursday 17th October 2019 we held our second Health Matters Forum at the beautiful Bvlgari Hotel in London. During this event, brokers heard about the latest developments and innovations at Aetna International, including the launch of vHealth at Home. It was a great opportunity to hear back from our brokers on market position and perception. Our key note speaker was mental health specialist Rob Stephenson from InsideOut, who shared his own personal journey and introduced attendees to MindCycle., an indoor cycling challenge, the aim of which is to smash the stigma around mental health. This was a sneak peek to brokers to engage and participate in the MindCycle challenge on the 13thNovember.

You can access some photographs of the event here and a short film of the highlights here. If you would like any information about or access to photographs taken at this event, please email:

Exterior view of the Tower of London in London, England

Summer broker event 2019: A leap into the future for Aetna International, surrounded by 1000 years of history

Our 2019 summer broker event was held at the iconic Tower of London, which set the scene for an engaging and productive afternoon. We updated brokers on the latest developments from Aetna, and were joined by former Olympic track medallist Andrew Steele to launch Aetna DNA, a health and lifestyle genetic test for our European members.

As always, a huge thank you to all of our partners who came along and also to the fantastic team at Prenetics International, including Lara Varjabedian and Mia Baker, who ensured our brokers were able to try Aetna DNA for themselves on the day. 

If you weren’t able to make it this time, you can see photos of what you missed here. You can also view a video of the event here, along with a video on Aetna DNA here. If you would like any information or access to photographs taken at this event please email:

Aetna International employees socialising at a 2019 broker event Aetna International employees socialising at a 2019 broker event

Health Matters Forum

On Thursday 11th April 2019 we held our first Health Matters Forum. This event gave Brokers the chance to enhance their knowledge of key industry practices including pricing, compliance and managing the member care journey. Staff at the London clinic also gave us an insight into their holistic approach to cancer care.

You can access some photographs of the event here and a short film of the highlights here. If you would like any information about or access to photographs taken at this event please email:

I thoroughly enjoyed the evening — in particular hearing the claims stories where Aetna went above and beyond — it made everyone in the room proud to be a part of this industry!”

Boat docked in United Kingdom for Aetna International broker event Boat docked in United Kingdom for Aetna International broker event

Summer Partner Forum 2018,Thursday 5th July at Sunborn Floating Hotel, United Kingdom

We climbed aboard the Sunborn floating hotel to share important updates as well as preview some of the pioneering work we are doing with product development, an improved customer experience and our vision for the future of healthcare.

Our evening finished with a BBQ overlooking the Thames.

You can access some photographs of the event here. If you would like any information about or access photographs taken at this event please email:

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