Aetna's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Aetna (AET)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 26, 2012 8:30 am ET

Executives

Thomas F. Cowhey - Vice President of Investor Relations

Mark T. Bertolini - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman of Executive Committee and Member of Investment & Finance Committee

Joseph M. Zubretsky - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President

Analysts

Matthew Borsch - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Joshua R. Raskin - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Charles Andrew Boorady - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Ana Gupte - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC., Research Division

David H. Windley - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Peter H. Costa - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Christian Rigg - Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP, Research Division

Douglas Simpson - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Christine Arnold - Cowen and Company, LLC, Research Division

Carl R. McDonald - Citigroup Inc, Research Division

Kevin M. Fischbeck - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Scott J. Fidel - Deutsche Bank AG, Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Good morning. My name is Casey, and I will be your conference facilitator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Aetna First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Tom Cowhey, Vice President of Investor Relations. Mr. Cowhey, please go ahead.

Thomas F. Cowhey

Good morning, and thank you for joining Aetna's first quarter 2012 earnings call and webcast. This is Tom Cowhey, Vice President of Investor Relations for Aetna, and with me this morning are Aetna's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Mark Bertolini; and Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Joe Zubretsky. Following their prepared remarks, we will respond to your questions.

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