Aetna on Thursday said its executive vice president of consumer health and services, Gary Loveman, is leaving the insurance company after being hired just over two years ago.
Loveman, who hadn't been a healthcare executive, joined Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna in October 2015 after resigning as CEO of the financially troubled casino empire Ceasars Entertainment Corp., a role he held for 12 years.
Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini will take over as interim head of the consumer health and services business, a company spokesman confirmed.
Aetna announced in December that it had agreed to become a stand-alone unit inside pharmacy chain CVS Health. The companies expect that $69 billion deal to close in the second half of 2018. After that, Bertolini will be added to CVS' board of directors.
Loveman was hired by Aetna to expand the insurer's health services and consulting arm. That business works with healthcare providers to improve the quality, cost and experience for Aetna members. Loveman also led Aetna's population health and consumer engagement strategies, which include care management, data analytics, digital consumer health products, marketing and branding.