Power of Attorney - Aetna Inc.


Power of Attorney
We, the undersigned Directors of Aetna Inc. (the "Company"), hereby severally constitute and appoint Joseph M. Zubretsky, Rajan Parmeswar and William C. Baskin III, and each of them individually, our true and lawful attorneys-in-fact, with full power to them and each of them to sign for us, and in our names and in the capacities indicated below, the Company's 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K and any and all amendments thereto to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, hereby ratifying and confirming our signatures as they may be signed by any of our said attorneys to such Form 10-K and to any and all amendments thereto.

Dated: February 25, 2011

/s/ Frank M. Clark

/s/ Earl G. Graves

Frank M. Clark, Director

Earl G. Graves, Director

/s/ Betsy Z. Cohen

/s/ Gerald Greenwald

Betsy Z. Cohen, Director

Gerald Greenwald, Director

/s/ Molly J. Coye, M.D.

/s/ Ellen M. Hancock

Molly J. Coye, M.D., Director

Ellen M. Hancock, Director

/s/ Roger N. Farah

/s/ Richard J. Harrington

Roger N. Farah, Director

Richard J. Harrington, Director

/s/ Barbara Hackman Franklin

/s/ Edward J. Ludwig

Barbara Hackman Franklin, Director

Edward J. Ludwig, Director

/s/ Jeffrey E. Garten

/s/ Joseph P. Newhouse

Jeffrey E. Garten, Director

Joseph P. Newhouse, Director