Philadelphia — In support of its mission to help improve the health, well-being and security of the people it serves, Dr. Jeffrey Kang, chief medical officer, will join CIGNA's executive leadership team and will now report directly to H. Edward Hanway, chairman and CEO, CIGNA Corp. Kang, who has extensive experience in the health policy arena, will work closely with Hanway on external issues facing the health care industry.

For the past six years, Kang has served as chief medical officer for CIGNA HealthCare. He will continue in that role, with responsibility for the company's medical strategy and policy. This includes areas such as evidence-based coverage decisions, benefit design, disease management, case management, utilization management, quality measurement and improvement, clinical integration and health care professionals rewards strategy.

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