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Phil Austin heads Cigna's UK HealthCare Benefits business

Following the recent resignation of James Parker, Cigna has announced the appointment of Phil Austin as Managing Director of its HealthCare Benefits business in the UK

Phil joined Cigna in 2002 as Partnership Director for the UK business. Since then, he has held a number of international roles within the company. Most recently, he spearheaded the growth of Cigna’s Global Individual Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) business which provides solutions for high net worth and globally mobile individuals.

Phil commented, "I’m delighted to be re-joining Cigna’s UK HealthCare Benefits business at a time when the demand for health benefits is growing. There’s no doubt that private healthcare has a bigger role to play in the overall UK healthcare system. And it’s our job as an insurer to provide benefit plans that make it easy for employees to access care whilst producing a measurable return for employers."

As Phil transitions into his new role based near Glasgow, his colleague Arjan Toor is taking over the reins at Cigna’s Global International Private Medical Insurance business. Arjan is moving to the UK from Hong Kong, where he was previously Chief Marketing Officer of Cigna’s International Division.       

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