Managed care company Aetna Inc. said Thursday former Chairman and CEO James T. Lynn died this week in Maryland. He was 83.
Lynn served as chairman and CEO for the Hartford, Conn., insurer from 1984 until he retired in 1992. He joined the company's board in 1978.
Before joining Aetna, Lynn worked for 17 years in the federal government and served as director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Aetna is the third largest commercial health insurer based on enrollment, trailing WellPoint Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. Health insurance is its main product, but it also sells dental, group life and disability coverage.