CIGNA International Expands Global Provider Network



    CLAYMONT, DEL., December 11 /CNW/ - CIGNA International Expatriate
Benefits (CIEB) announced today it has expanded its global network in five
countries through a new agreement reached with ABC Medicover Holdings B.V. The
agreement allows CIEB to make direct payments to 31 providers in Poland,
Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Estonia.

    Medicover's private clinics and hospitals serve more than 191,000
patients annually in Eastern Europe. Through CIEB's relationship with
Medicover, CIEB member ID cards will be recognized in all of Medicover's
modern facilities to provide the convenience of discounted cashless service.
This arrangement reduces CIGNA International members' out-of-pocket expenses.

    In 2007, CIGNA International finalized direct payment arrangements with a
total of 207 new providers in 32 countries.

    "The addition of the providers in Medicover means CIEB now has a global
footprint of 59,458 providers outside the United States," said Cindy Gatanis,
manager of CIEB provider contracting.

    Through CIEB's direct provider payment arrangements, CIEB members are not
burdened with submitting claim forms when accessing CIEB network providers.
Members receive immediate service once they show providers their CIEB ID card.

    About CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits

    For more than 30 years, CIEB has been the industry leader for providing
benefits to global workers. As an organization dedicated to the needs of
international employers and their globally mobile workforce, all of CIEB's
activities are motivated by the same objectives: enhancing the expatriate
experience and keeping employees healthy and on assignment. CIEB believes all
expatriate employees deserve access to quality health care no matter where
they work in the world.

    CIEB offers a full line of expatriate coverage, including Medical,
Business Travel, Retiree Medical, Pharmacy Management, Dental, Vision,
Long-Term Disability, Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Vision,
Emergency Medical Evacuation or Repatriation, and International Employee
Assistance.

    About CIGNA

    CIGNA (NYSE:  CI) provides employers with benefits, expertise and services
that improve the health, well-being and productivity of their employees. With
approximately 47 million covered lives in the United States and around the
world, CIGNA's operating subsidiaries offer a full portfolio of medical,
dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits and group life,
accident and disability insurance.




For further information:

For further information: CIGNA Gloria Barone, 215-761-4758
Gloria.barone@cigna.com

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