A health insurer is thinking about selling benefits in China.

Aetna Inc., Hartford, says its Aetna global benefits division has established a representative office in Shanghai.

Setting up the office will start the 2-year process of applying for a license to sell insurance in China, Aetna says.

Aetna’s global benefits division now provides health coverage for 325,000 people who live or work outside the United States, the company says.