Newsroom | 12 November 2018

Cigna Names Jim Hickey as Market President for South Texas Commercial Health Plans


Mark Slitt

HOUSTON, 12 November, 2018 - Cigna (NYSE: CI) has named Jim Hickey as market president for its commercial health care and related benefits plans in South Texas. He is based in Houston and is replacing Mike Koehler who is retiring.

Hickey’s responsibilities include driving market growth by creating customer value and ensuring that local product and network offerings meet evolving customer, client and community needs. He also leads Cigna’s relationships and collaborations with local hospitals, doctors and other health care providers and Cigna's significant community engagement investment in greater Houston and South Texas.

“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, U.S. 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.”

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.

Hickey earned his master’s degree from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and his bachelor’s degree from Providence College in Rhode Island. Through diverse state and national professional affiliations, he has also remained an engaged voice on important health issues. Hickey is a current board member and past associate board chairperson for Theatre Under the Stars in Houston.

About Cigna

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 over 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 95 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit For more information about Cigna's proposed acquisition of Express Scripts, please visit