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April 26, 2015 1:45 AM ET

Insurance

Company Overview of CIGNA Health Corporation

Company Overview

CIGNA Health Corporation provides managed medical, pharmacy, and dental care insurance. The company offers integrated indemnity and group life, and health insurance for employees. It also provides medical benefits plans, dental coverage, behavioral health coverage, pharmacy benefits, and products and services that integrate and analyze information to support consumerism and health advocacy. The company was formerly known as Equicor Health Corporation and changed its name to CIGNA Health Corporation in July, 1991. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Jersey City, New Jersey. CIGNA Health Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Connecticut General Corporation.

499 Washington Boulevard

Jersey City, NJ 07310

United States

Founded in 1987

Phone:

201-533-7000

Fax:

973-537-7164

Key Executives for CIGNA Health Corporation

President and General Manager
President of Operations in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota & Wisconsin and General Manager of Operations in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota & Wisconsin
President of Carolinas and General Manager of Carolinas
Age: 51
President of Western Region
President of The Tri-State Market and General Manager of The Tri-State Market
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

CIGNA Health Corporation Key Developments

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Vacates District Court's Judgment Filed Against Cigna Health

The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a district court's judgment and held that an agreement between a health insurer and two medical device makers did not require arbitration of the device makers' claims arising from the insurer's decision to withdraw coverage for plan participants' use of the makers' devices. Because the claims did not require construction of the agreements executed between the device makers and the insurer, they were not subject to arbitration. CardioNet Inc. and LifeWatch Services Inc. provide medical devices that allow physicians to monitor cardiac arrhythmias in patients not confined in the hospital. In 2012, CIGNA announced it would no longer provide such coverage. The plaintiffs sued CIGNA on their own behalf and as assignees of their patients, alleging ERISA violations and common law claims. A district court found the claims fell within the arbitration provisions contained in the agreements executed between the plaintiffs and CIGNA, and ordered arbitration. The plaintiffs appealed. The Third Circuit found the arbitration provisions at issue related only to disputes 'regarding the performance or interpretation of the agreement. The plaintiffs' trade libel, Lanham Act and tortious interference claims rested on identical factual assertions, including that CIGNA made false statements in a physician update about the nature of outpatient cardiac telemetry and that CIGNA falsely stated that outpatient cardiac telemetry would never be covered under plans it administered.

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