Cigna announces new Cigna CFO and new Evernorth COO, other leadership changes




, Cigna announces new Cigna CFO and new Evernorth COO, other leadership changes

Cigna Corp. on Thursday introduced adjustments to management at Cigna and Evernorth, the corporate’s well being companies portfolio model, beginning Jan. 1.

Beneath the adjustments, Cigna CFO Eric Palmer will turn out to be the president and COO of Evernorth, and Cigna’s President of Authorities Enterprise Brian Evanko will turn out to be govt vp and CFO of Cigna. Different adjustments contain Matt Manders taking over oversight of Cigna’s authorities enterprise; Aparna Abburi changing into president of Medicare for Cigna; and Amy Bricker being named president of Specific Scripts for Cigna, in response to a information launch.

David Cordani, Cigna president and CEO, mentioned the leaders being promoted all “have a monitor report of driving progress and a relentless concentrate on supporting the various wants of all these we serve world wide.”

“The depth and breadth of our management expertise are a key power of our group,” Cordani mentioned in a ready assertion. “I’m happy that our long-standing dedication to expertise improvement permits us to strategically place our seasoned workforce of leaders in key positions that can maximize value-creation and value-generation for our prospects, purchasers and shareholders.”

As president and COO of Evernorth, Palmer will oversee Evernorth’s pharmacy companies, care administration companies and profit administration companies and report back to Evernorth CEO Tim Wentworth. He has been with Cigna since 1998 and has held various finance and actuarial management roles.

In his new position, Evanko will likely be chargeable for Cigna’s monetary operations, funding administration and underwriting and can nonetheless report back to Cordani. Evanko additionally joined Cigna in 1998 and beforehand has served as enterprise monetary officer for Cigna’s international particular person operations.

Manders, who at present oversees Cigna Options, will now be in control of Cigna’s U.S. authorities enterprise phase, together with all Medicare, Particular person and Medicaid merchandise. He has been with Cigna for greater than 30 years and has serviced in industrial and strategic management, together with as president of presidency and particular person applications.

In his new place, Neville, a educated pharmacist, will be a part of Cigna’s enterprise management workforce and can report back to Cordani. He joined Cigna in 1998 and has been a pacesetter in provide chain and the well being plan division, most lately as senior vp of worth creation.

Abburi will add the oversight of Cigna Supplemental Advantages and Authorities Pharmacy to her accountability for Cigna’s Medicare Benefit enterprise. She joined the corporate in July from Well being Care Companies Corp.

Bricker, a educated pharmacist, will no longer solely lead the corporate’s provide chain and drug procurement but in addition will likely be in control of all of Evernorth’s pharmacy profit administration companies. In her previous 10 years with Cigna, she has held management roles in pharmacy community administration, provide chain economics and retail contracting and technique.

Via its corporations and associates, Cigna affords medical, dental, behavioral well being, pharmacy, imaginative and prescient, supplemental advantages and different merchandise and has gross sales functionality in additional than 30 nations and jurisdictions.