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Rick Jelinek joins Aetna to lead the Aetna-Humana integration

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Rick Jelinek joined Aetna in October 2015 as executive vice president in charge of the Aetna-Humana integration, as well as of Aetna’s enterprise strategy. In July 2015, Aetna announced plans to acquire Humana, which would approximately double its size. Jelinek reports to Aetna’s Chairman and CEO Mark T. Bertolini and joins Aetna’s Executive Committee.

Prior to Aetna, Jelinek was an operating partner with Advent International, a private equity firm. Previously, he served as CEO of OptumHealth, part of the UnitedHealth Group, where he spent a total of 19 years. His career began in  1994 at Medicus Systems, a software provider for healthcare organizations.

Rick Jelinek holds a BBA from the University of Southern California and both an MBA and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan.

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