Westinghouse Electric Co. is dropping health insurance provided by Highmark Inc.
Westinghouse spokesman Vaughn Gilbert said the decision came from the desire to have all its insurance under one company, which will now be Aetna, which is based in Hartford, Conn.
Previously thousands of Westinghouse employees were enrolled with Pittsburgh-based Highmark, and others were already with Aetna. Westinghouse has 14,000 employees nationally, with about 5,600 of those in the Pittsburgh area, which is its corporate home.
Highmark, Pennsylvania's largest insurer, said that it's still exceeding membership goals on national accounts such as Westinghouse.
Health care consultant James McTiernan said it's not unusual for national companies to switch insurers.