Nov 19, 2021
Allegiance Taps Stephen Tahta as Next President and General Manager
Ron Dewsnup to Retire After 16 Years with Company

Missoula, MT, November 19, 2021—Allegiance Benefit Plan Management, Inc., announced today that Stephen Tahta, MD, will succeed Ron Dewsnup as president and general manager of the company. The transition is effective January 7, 2022.

Dr. Tahta joined Allegiance in 2018 as the company’s chief medical officer. He previously worked private practice as a cardiothoracic surgeon and has several years of experience in administrative leadership at provider organizations. Dr. Tahta holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.   

“I look forward to working with Dr. Tahta in his new role and continuing to expand Allegiance and serve our clients and their employees around the nation,” said Dirk Visser, chairman and CEO of Allegiance.

Dewsnup joined Allegiance in 2005. During his tenure, the company grew from serving 70,000 customers in Montana and adjoining states to 500,000 customers across the country.

“Ron has been instrumental in Allegiance’s growth and direction over the years,” said Visser. “His influence has made an indelible impact on all of the Allegiance team members and our clients. I want to thank Ron for all he has done for the development, growth and progress of Allegiance.”

About Allegiance

Originally founded in 1981 as a full service TPA in Montana, Allegiance has grown to serve customers in all 50 states. In 2008, Allegiance became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (CGLIC), a subsidiary of Cigna Corporation, when CGLIC purchased Allegiance’s holding company Benefit Management Corp.

Allegiance Benefit Plan Management, Allegiance Care Management, Allegiance Life & Health Insurance Company and Allegiance COBRA Services are all subsidiaries of Benefit Management Corp.

Allegiance works with Cigna, independent consultants and advisors to serve Employers and Health Plans who require customized TPA services capable of enabling client specific plan design and select integrated product services of their choice.  Allegiance has seen significant growth across the nation as a result of our highly customizable suite of services and our affiliation with Cigna.

Since its earliest days, Allegiance has been a leader in providing TPA services for health and flexible benefit plans to employer groups and their plan participants. Allegiance is known for customized TPA services flexibility and outstanding customer service. That commitment continues today as strong as ever.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) 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.

Cigna maintains sales capability in over 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has over 190 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit

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