CIGNA CEO: INTERESTED IN MORE SENIOR CARE ACQUISITIONS ANCHOR (OFF-CAM) ENGLISH SAYING: Globally, is there an area of the world that you're more intrigued by and more interested in making deals? DAVID CORDANI, CEO, CIGNA (ENGLISH) SAYING: Well, certainly today from a global standpoint, Greater Asia is our largest dominant footprint. For globally mobile individuals, we take care of people anywhere in the world, and we're the largest provider. I would say over the near term, Greater Asia continues to be quite important to us. We've been growing now through merging through the Middle East. And overtime, we'll be looking at further expansion, say, in Latin America or in the African continent. ANCHOR (OFF-CAM) ENGLISH SAYING: And could that be as early as this year in terms of more acquisitions? DAVID CORDANI, CEO, CIGNA (ENGLISH) SAYING: I don't believe so outside of those geographies. The two most important markets for us to open in line with our strategy were Turkey and India. Turkey is up and running fully, organically, we secured a joint venture to accelerate that and we are also almost fully operational in India. So we're staying quite focused in terms of those markets for our expansion currently. ANCHOR (OFF-CAM) ENGLISH SAYING: In terms of the Affordable Care Act, you're going to be participating in health exchanges in five states to start. Is there any way to determine for you what the Affordable Care Act is going to mean for the bottomline in terms of topline growth or is it actually a cost- an increased cost in terms of getting some of these up and running? DAVID CORDANI, CEO, CIGNA (ENGLISH) SAYING: Sure, so for the recent past, you would argue that it's been a cost. So there's been costs to additional compliance activities, costs relative to additional fees, et cetera. But looking to the future, I'd point to two things. One thing the Affordable Care Act has done is that it has raised everybody's awareness around the need to drive change in the healthcare system. That's good, because change and innovation is ...
Cigna | Collaborative Accountable Care In the U.S., Americans spend $2.6 trillion annually on health care -- more than any other industrialized nation. That's 18 percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP). Despite this high level of health care spending, Americans aren't getting healthier. Chronic conditions, such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease, continue to take a toll on millions of Americans. Through collaborative accountable care (CAC), Cigna hopes to reverse these trends by working in close partnership with physicians to help people get and stay healthy and drive down health care costs. Cigna President and Chief Executive Officer David Cordani talks about the company's collaborative accountable care initiatives. The CAC program is designed to achieve the "triple aim" of better health care quality, lower total medical costs and improved patient satisfaction -- the same population health goals of accountable care organizations, or ACOs. According to Cordani, collaborative accountable care is all about achieving the best possible clinical quality, a superior customer experience -- and from that, "a better cost equation." Cordani mentions three keys to success: First and foremost, it's important to align incentives so that doctors are compensated for improving their patients' health and not just for performing more procedures. Next, it's important for Cigna to provide doctors with patient-specific information that doctors can use to help improve health -- information such as missed prescription refills or important medical tests or screenings that are overdue. Third, Cordani talks about the important role of the care coordinator who uses this information to reach out to patients and make sure they're getting the follow-up care they need. Cigna launched collaborative accountable care in 2008 with one program in one state. The company is now rapidly expanding the program nationally and plans to have 100 programs reaching one million customers by the end of 2014. For more information about Cigna's Collaborative Accountable Care programs, visit: http://newsroom.cigna.com/KnowledgeCenter/ACO
David Cordani has worked at Cigna for more than 20 years and attributes his success to the variety of roles he has held within several departments that required him to step out of his comfort zone and challenge himself. David believes there are five main keys to becoming an effective leader. Hear David's thoughts on the most important characteristics of strong leadership. Cigna's people are the key to our success in a changing and increasingly competitive marketplace. The collective skills, behaviors and work experiences of all Cigna employees enable us to make a real difference in the lives of our customers. We seek the most talented and creative minds in the industry to develop innovative solutions our customers value and expect. Think you know us? Here you can find room to grow, opportunities to get ahead. At Cigna innovation is rewarded, diversity thrives and you can be you. People here not only have interesting work lives, they have interesting lives. Get to know us: http://careers.cigna.com/ www.facebook.com/Cignacareerspage www.twitter.com/Cignacareers
Every wonder why Medicare failed to include dental insurance for seniors? In this video, I'll explain why and we'll then we'll review 6 great affordable types of senior dental plans. Finding a suitable senior dental plans is easier than you think, and there are options for just about every budget as well. Watch this video to learn about: -Dental, vision and hearing plans for seniors -Individual dental insurance plans -Dental discount plans -Pre-paid dental plans -Medicare Advantage plans Get more info: https://boomerbenefits.com/dental-insurance/ Follow Boomer Benefits for more Medicare tips and information: Twitter: @BoomerBenefits Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BoomerBenefits Google+: https://plus.google.com+BoomerBenefits Are you New to Medicare? Get started here: https://youtu.be/b5aaCCrOnNk Learn about the costs of Medicare in this video: https://youtu.be/VKQNq_vUbM8 For more senior dental plans and options, we also recommend this video: https://youtu.be/cMLj0djm1Fw https://youtu.be/DubvIjyYEy4
Staying well – emotionally, physically, financially – is a top priority for Baby Boomers. They often juggle their own needs while caring for aging parents and giving their children a start in life. For most people, good health is tied to financial security. Many worry rising health care costs will rob them of a secure retirement. In this episode of Baby Boomers in America, Cigna senior medical director Dr. Christina Stasiuk and Ann Asbaty, vice president of Cigna global accounts, discuss ways Baby Boomers can improve their health and wellness and the help that’s available to them. “Fortunately, we have a great deal of experience helping Baby Boomers manage health and wellness,” said Dr. Stasiuk, “and we know that most people benefit from support to reach their goals.” Throughout the program, Cigna’s experts will provide health and wellness tips that help Baby Boomers manage their health and wellness and give them a greater sense of control over their futures.
As part of our Exploring Careers with Cigna series, we have several members of our Leadership Development Programs discuss their personal experience in going through their respective program including any lessons learned and recommendations for others considering a Leadership Development Program. Katie Walters, a graduate of the Managed Care Rotational Program, shares that she appreciated the exposure to all areas of the company to understand where her strengths would best match up to the business’ needs.
On Thursday, November 15, executives and guests of Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI), will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to mark the company's 30th anniversary of listing. The company's common stock began trading on the NYSE on April 1, 1982. In honor of the occasion, President and CEO David Cordani will ring the NYSE Closing Bell. Cigna Corporation will Host Cigna Investor Day 2012: Global Capabilities Delivered Locally. Cigna Investor Day will be held Friday, November 16, 2012, from 9:00 am - 2:45 pm EST at the InterContinental New York Times Square. An agenda and webcast of the event is available at http://www.cigna.com/cignadotcom/aboutcigna/investors/events/Cigna-Investor-Day-2012.page. Interview by Anthony Drizis About CIGNA Corporation: Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. 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 including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has approximately 71 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.
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