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Eric Palmer is President and Chief Executive Officer for Evernorth, a Cigna company. Evernorth connects and coordinates best-in-class health services—in pharmacy, benefits management, care solutions, and delivery and intelligence—to drive the most value for clients, customers, and patients. As CEO, Eric is responsible for Evernorth’s strategic direction, financial performance and growth, and long-term vision to meaningfully change health care. He is a member of Cigna Corporation's enterprise leadership team.
Prior to this role, Eric served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Evernorth, overseeing core strategy and capabilities in pharmacy, care management, and benefit management services. Previously, he also served as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all of Cigna's financial operations and functions, as well as for the organization’s Investment Management, Corporate Development and Underwriting units. Eric’s leadership during this time was critical to the successful combination of Cigna and Express Scripts, as well as the launch of Evernorth.
Since joining Cigna in 1998, he has progressed through roles of increasing responsibility, including leadership positions with Cigna’s U.S. Commercial healthcare business, Cigna's global healthcare business, Cigna-HealthSpring and Cigna's group life and disability insurance business.
He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He holds a bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Iowa.