Eric Palmer Executive Vice President for Enterprise Strategy, The Cigna Group, and President and Chief Executive Officer, Evernorth Health Services
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Eric Palmer
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Eric Palmer is Executive Vice President for Enterprise Strategy for The Cigna Group and President and Chief Executive Officer for Evernorth Health Services®, the pharmacy, care, and benefits solutions division of The Cigna Group. Eric has oversight of the long-term growth strategy and enterprise enablement for The Cigna Group, including The Cigna Group Ventures. He 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 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 the U.S. Employer and International Health businesses for Cigna Healthcare, 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.