Cigna taps head of US government business

Cigna taps head of US government business

Cigna Corporation has announced the appointment of Charles Berg as president of US government business and senior advisor. In his new role, Berg will guide the expansion of the company’s Medicare Advantage and individual and family plan businesses. He will also join the company’s enterprise leadership team, reporting to David Cordani, chairman and CEO of Cigna.

“WIthin our portfolio of government businesses, we have significant runway for growth,” Cordani said. “Under Chuck’s leadership, we will bring a sharp focus on our strategy through continued geographic expansion, leveraging Evernorth’s industry-leading capabilities, and product-suite enhancements to help people achieve their health and wellbeing goals. I look forward to working closely with Chuck, and am confident he will be a valuable asset to our team as we realize our vision to transform healthcare.”

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Berg previously served as executive chair of DaVita Medical Group, a value-based medical group that was acquired by Optum, and as executive chairman of WellCare Health Plans, a provider of government-sponsored healthcare programs. He has also served as CEO of Oxford Health Plans and an executive at UnitedHealth Group following its acquisition of Oxford. Berg serves on the boards of numerous healthcare companies, including DaVita, CareCentrix and Talkspace. He is a member of the operating council of Consonance Capital Partners, a healthcare-focused private equity firm.

“I am excited to be joining Cigna at this pivotal time to lead the company’s government-sponsored healthcare businesses, building on the strength of their deep network of provider relationships, high consumer ratings, and a wide range of best-in-class, affordable products for seniors and local market exchange customers,” Berg said. “The highly talented and motivated individuals supporting these businesses are relentlessly focused on our customers, and I’m honored to be working alongside them.”

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