NU Online News Service, Sept. 24, 4:11 p.m. – Aetna Inc., Hartford, has hired Raymond Welnicki to be head of product and risk management for its group insurance division.

Welnicki previously was chief executive of DreamReacher Inc., Rocky Hill, Conn., a company that develops Web-based retirement-planning tools.

Welnicki has also worked for Hartford Life, a unit of Hartford Financial Services Inc., Hartford, and he spent 19 years at Aetna before joining Hartford Life.

Welnicki is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Schaumburg, Ill.