Cigna Promotes Two Executives, Changes Operational Approach

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Cigna Corp. said Wednesday it promoted two executives into positions of broader responsibility while also changing its operational structure to a more region-based sales and support strategy.

Historically, the company has sold different products, such as life and health insurance, through separate teams in the same region. This will bundle Cigna’s presence so that the Bloomfield-based health insurer has one integrated group attending to customers in any given region.

As part of the move Matt Manders, 52, is taking on an expanded role as president of U.S. Commercial Markets and Global Health Care Operations. He was previously the head of Regional and Operations.

Jason Sadler, 45, has been promoted to president of International Markets. He was the head of Global Individual Health, Life and Accident.

Manders is based in Philadelphia, Sadler in Hong Kong, but both have offices in Bloomfield.

Cigna CEO David M. Cordani said in a statement, “These changes enhance our ability to uniquely deliver on our brand promise and further drive our growth strategy.”

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