Aetna recognizes 2 employees who died in Orlando shooting

Hartford, Conn.-based Aenta responded to the deaths of two of its employees and a third employee who was wounded in a shooting at Orlando, Fla.-based LGBT nightclub Pulse, the Hartford Courant reported.

Christopher Leinonen, who worked with the Orlando Aetna Behavioral Health team, and Stanley Almodovar, who worked in Aetna's Tampa, Fla.-based pharmacy unit, lost their lives with 47 others at Pulse early Sunday. A third employee was wounded and is recovering, but has not been identified by Aetna.

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini shared a statement in support of those affected by the shooting and made counseling available for employees, members and individuals unaffiliated with Aetna. In addition, it lowered the company's Pride Month rainbow flag to half-staff.

Mr. Bertolini said the Aetna Foundation will donate to Equality Florida Action, part of Florida's largest civil rights organizations, and continue to investigate how it can assist its employees and members.

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