Aetna signs $200m health reinsurance deal


Aetna signs $200m health reinsurance deal

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Health insurer Aetna has entered into a four-year reinsurance arrangement with Vitality Re IX as part of its long-term capital management strategy.

The arrangement allows Aetna to reduce its required capital and provides $200 million of collateralized excess of loss reinsurance coverage on a portion of Aetna’s group commercial health insurance business.

Vitality Re IX is a newly formed insurance company which issued health insurance-linked notes in a private offering in connection with this transaction.

“Today’s transaction marks the successful completion of our ninth reinsurance arrangement under the Vitality Re program,” said Aetna Treasurer David Buda. “The Vitality Re program remains an integral component of our capital structure by lowering our cost of capital and driving capital efficiency.”

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