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Aetna's profits more than doubled in the fourth quarter of 2003, rising to $249.5 million, or $1.56 a share, from $98.2 million, or 63 cents a share a year earlier. The insurer attributes the results to its ability to hold the line on medical costs and cut operating costs.... U.S. health care spending increased to $1.7 trillion last year, more than $5,800 for every American, according to a study in Health Affairs. A staggering number, to be sure, yet some take heart in the fact that the rate of spending is actually slowing, to 7.8 percent in 2003, from 9.3 percent in 2002 — the first decrease in six years.... Online enrollment of workers for health care benefits has exploded to the point where now a sizeable majority of employees at large companies sign up this way, according to Hewitt Associates. Seventy-seven percent of workers at companies with an average of 5,000 employees will use the Internet to enroll this year, says the consulting company.

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HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

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