Jim Heng Appointed as Asia Business Development Director for Cigna Global Health Options (CGHO). Takes the Lead in Developing Growth Strategy in Key Asia Markets and Supporting Intermediary and Bancassurance Channels

Fri Feb 1, 2013 3:00am EST

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Jim Heng Appointed as Asia Business Development Director for Cigna Global Health Options
(CGHO). Takes the Lead in Developing Growth Strategy in Key Asia Markets and Supporting
Intermediary and Bancassurance Channels

GLASGOW, February 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

    Cigna (NYSE : CI), a global leader in serving expatriates and other globally mobile
individuals, has appointed Jim Heng to lead business development in Asia for Cigna's
international individual PMI business - Cigna Global Health Options (
http://www.cignaglobal.com).  

    Reporting to Phil Austin, Head of Global Individual Private Medical Insurance
(IPMI), Mr. Heng will be responsible for developing key Asia markets and supporting
intermediaries and bancassurance partners.  

    "I'm delighted to have Jim take on this important role for Cigna Global Health
Options," said Austin. "The Asia market is very important to us, so I'm certain that
with Jim's wealth of experience in the insurance industry and track record of achieving
results, we can continue to build our presence in Asia at rapid pace."  

    Mr. Heng will be responsible for building the business in Asia and driving
profitable growth, targeting high net worth and globally mobile individuals through
bancassurance and intermediary channels - primarily in Hong Kong and Singapore.  

    "I'm excited to assume this role. This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen
Cigna's position as the premier provider of products and solutions that support the
health, well-being and sense of security of consumers in the global individual market,"
said Heng.  

    Mr. Heng brings over 15 years of experience in global sales and business development
to the CGHO team. He joins Cigna from Swiss Life after serving as Regional Director for
the Asia Corporate business, managing business development and partner relationships in
Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Jim Heng held senior roles at AXA in China and AIA, with
focus on building distribution channels and business development.  

    Notes to editors:  

    The Cigna Global Health Options plan is designed for customers who want the
flexibility of having easy access to high quality health care around the world.  

        
        - International Medical Insurance
        - International Medical Insurance Plus
        - International Health and Well-being
        - International Vision and Dental
        - International Emergency Evacuation


    For more information, please visit www.cignaglobal.com [http://For more information,
please visit www.cignaglobal.com ].  

    About Cigna Cigna (NYSE : CI) is a global health service and financial company
dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security.
Cigna Corporation's operating subsidiaries in the United States provide an integrated
suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and
vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance.  

    Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions and has
approximately 66 million customer relationships throughout the world. All products and
services are provided exclusively by such operating subsidiaries and not by Cigna
Corporation. To learn more about Cigna, visit www.cigna.com. To sign up for email alerts
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    Ross Walker, ross.walker@cigna.com, +44(0)147-5788167   

Cigna
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