President and Chief Executive Officer
Evernorth Health Services
Eric Palmer is President and Chief Executive Officer for Evernorth Health Services®, the pharmacy, care, and benefits solutions division of The Cigna GroupSM. 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 the strategic direction, financial performance and growth, and long-term vision to meaningfully change the health care of Evernorth. He is a member of the Enterprise Leadership Team of The Cigna Group.
Prior to this role, Eric served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Evernorth Health Services, overseeing core strategy and capabilities in pharmacy, care management, and benefit management services. Previously, he also served as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the financial operations and functions of The Cigna Group, 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 Health Services.
Since joining the company in 1998, he has held leadership positions in U.S. Commercial business and International Health business for Cigna HealthcareSM, as well as the company’s Medicare Advantage business and 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.
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