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May 25, 2021
Cigna Names Jamie Benedict President of Medicare Advantage Plans in Ohio

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 25, 2021 – As part of a continuing expansion of its Medicare Advantage business, global health service company Cigna (NYSE:CI) has named Jamie Benedict president of its Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in Ohio.

“We are very pleased to welcome Jamie to her role leading our MA plans in Ohio,” said Brian Ough, vice president for the northeast region of Cigna's Medicare business, which includes Ohio. “With the growing MA portfolio, Cigna is able to offer even more individuals a plan for every phase of their life.”

Before coming to Cigna, Benedict led all major components of a MA plan, including developing and maintaining value-based physician arrangements, maximizing risk adjustment and Star improvement initiatives, and increasing member and provider engagement.

Benedict has more than a decade of Medicare experience. Based in Columbus, she holds a bachelor’s degree in health care administration from Ohio University.

Expanded Medicare Advantage Offerings

MA plans are growing in popularity with those who qualify for Medicare because they combine Medicare Parts A and B in one convenient plan that often includes Part D drug coverage and additional benefits, such as vision and dental, sometimes at no extra cost.

Cigna entered the Ohio market with MA products for the first time this year, launching with HMO and PPO products in the Greater Cleveland area, including Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina and Summit counties.

Cigna offers a $0 premium plan in all MA markets. Cigna also offers Medicare Supplement and Prescription Drug Plans across Ohio.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Cigna delivers choice, predictability, affordability and access to quality care through integrated capabilities and connected, personalized solutions that advance whole person health. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Evernorth companies or their affiliates and Express Scripts companies or their affiliates. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits and other related products.

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