Cigna poaches Aetna exec for South Texas health plans


Cigna poaches Aetna exec for South Texas health plans

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Health insurer Cigna has named Jim Hickey as market president for its commercial health care and related benefits plans in South Texas. He replaces Mike Koehler who is retiring.

Prior to joining Cigna, Hickey most recently served as vice president of Texas and regional vice president for the South Central Territory Medicare Plans for Aetna. He has also held key leadership roles at WellPoint/UniCare, UniCare Health Plans of Texas, Great-West Healthcare, Humana and PCA Health Plans of Texas. Hickey also served in care delivery and health policy advocacy roles in the United States Army Medical Department.

“Jim Hickey is a highly-respected, proven leader who brings to Cigna nearly 23 years of experience in health care and employee benefits, most of it right here in South Texas,” said Ralph Holmes, Cigna vice president, US Commercial. "His deep local relationships, thoughtful leadership and expertise will further enable Cigna as we work to be a champion for our customers and communities. We are excited to welcome Jim to Cigna and are confident the results he and the team are working to deliver will move us forward as the undisputed partner of choice in South Texas.”

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