Aetna's headquarters are in Hartford, where it was founded in the early 1800s.Its future in Hartford has been uncertain for several years. A proposed 2015 merger with Humana would have moved the headquarters to Louisville, but the merger ran into legal problems and was terminated. Then, in early 2017 Aetna announced it would move its headquarters to New York City.
But, before that move could occur, CVS -- the big pharmacy company -- agreed to buy Aetna. The last year has been spent pursuing regulatory approvals. They have all been received and the merger should happen any day now. This is good for Hartford. CVS has agreed to keep the Connecticut workforce intact and the headquarters for Aetna's part of the business in Hartford for ten years.
"What did they say you couldn't do?" I asked. Patty said she came to the USA from Ecuador 23 years ago. Her husband told her she couldn't speak English well enough, she was too nice, people would walk all over her, and she should go back to Ecuador.
Patty left that husband. She now has a great second husband, two kids and a job she loves. Last year she was named to the Delta Chairman's Club, one of only 100 out of 80,000 Delta Airlines employees. The award is for receiving customer praise, a recommendation
from supervisors, and volunteering for community work.
One hundred years ago -- at 11:11 a.m. on 11/11, or November 11, 1918 -- the Allies signed an armistice agreement with Germany, calling for the cessation of hostilities, the withdrawal of German forces to behind the Rhine, Allied occupation of the Rhineland and bridgeheads further east, the preservation of infrastructure, the surrender of aircraft, warships, and military materiel,
the release of Allied prisoners of war and interned civilians, and eventual reparations. Freedom Park, Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, Florida