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CIGNA Expands Expatriate Benefits Network in Africa


* 47,500 doctors and hospitals now in CIGNA’s network in Africa
* CIGNA’s worldwide network of health care professionals nears 900,000

CLAYMONT, Del., - CIGNA (NYSE:CI), the global leader in expatriate benefits, has added 500 doctors and hospitals to its CIGNALinks® networks in Egypt and Nigeria through a new alliance with Medical Services Organisation based in South Africa. This brings the CIGNA network in Africa to 47,500 health care professionals and facilities ready to serve the globally mobile workforce and their families.

"CIGNALinks in Africa is designed to offer customers substantial discounts when accessing the local network for care and to reduce out-of-pocket costs at the time that care is delivered,” said Timothy Blevins, CIGNA’s senior director for Global Health Solutions. The CIGNALinks program simplifies the claims process and health care payments for customers by integrating CIGNA’s global medical plans with the administrative services and networks of local health care organizations.

With more than 700,000 expatriate customers, CIGNA serves customers in more than 200 countries and jurisdictions. CIGNA offers access to a worldwide network of nearly 900,000 physicians, hospitals and health care facilities coupled with 24/7 customer service regardless of a customer’s location.


CIGNA (NYSE: CI) is a global health service and financial company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. CIGNA Corporation’s operating subsidiaries in the United States provide an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance. Outside the U.S., CIGNA serves expatriates in virtually every country in the world and provides employers, affinity groups and individuals access to quality local and global health care and related financial protection programs. CIGNA offers products and services in over 27 countries and jurisdictions and has approximately 60 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about CIGNA, visit


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