Aetna and Charter Oak State College have formed a unique partnership to encourage
Aetna employees to pursue their academic goals. Participants in this program have
the option of earning an online certificate, Associate degree and/or Bachelor's degree, depending upon their prior academic experience and professional development goals.
Courses are internet-based, and can be accessed from either home or work locations.
Use of company equipment during non-working hours has been approved for the employees
participating in this program. Discuss the arrangement with your manager to ensure
that there is a clear understanding of the scheduled times that you will be using
Aetna resources (e-mail, fax, phone, computer, etc.).
Any course that applies toward a student's degree requirements is subject to 100%
tuition reimbursement, as long as the employee meets ETAP eligibility requirements
and is mapped to one of the program sponsors. This is a substantial improvement over
the normal ETAP policy of reimbursing 80% of tuition for work-related courses only.
As an incentive to take courses related more specifically to the Healthcare Industry,
the program sponsors will also reimburse the costs of textbooks for certain industry-related
courses taken by their employees.
Aetna has contracted with Charter Oak to provide a full-time Academic Counselor, based
at the Windsor, Connecticut facility, to answer any questions that you may have about
the program and to assist you in planning your degree. This is a very individualized
program, with a great deal of flexibility. Students work closely with the Academic
Counselor to select courses that they find interesting, while also satisfying their