CIGNA Names G. William Hoagland to Lead New Public Policy Group

Jan 31, 2007, 00:00 ET from CIGNA Corporation

    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CIGNA Corporation
 announced today that G. William Hoagland, a top aide to former Senate
 Majority Leader Bill Frist, will lead the company's new Public Policy
     As vice president of public policy, Hoagland will work with CIGNA's
 business leaders, as well as trade associations, business coalitions and
 interest groups, to develop CIGNA's policy and advocacy positions -
 particularly on health care reform issues - at both the federal and state
     "With the depth and breadth of his experience in public policy and his
 proven record of working collaboratively with elected officials and with
 colleagues on both sides of the political aisle, Bill is ideally suited to
 lead CIGNA's Public Policy Group," said H. Edward Hanway, chairman and
 chief executive officer for CIGNA Corporation.
     Hoagland has more than 30 years of government experience in numerous
 roles including public policy analysis and management and legislation
 development and implementation. During the past four years, he served as
 policy adviser and top budget aide to former Senate Majority Leader Bill
 Frist (R-Tenn.). Prior to his service to the Senate Majority Leader,
 Hoagland served on the Senate Budget Committee under Sen. Pete V. Domenici
 from 1982-2003 and as the Senator's staff director from 1986-2003; as
 special assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture from 1981-1982; and as an
 economist in the Congressional Budget Office from 1975 to 1981. Roll Call,
 the daily publication that covers Capitol Hill, consistently named Hoagland
 as one of the most influential staff members on the Hill.
     In addition, Hoagland has provided monthly briefings to National
 Governors Association representatives in Washington and regular briefings
 to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In 2004, the National
 Association of State Budget Officers honored Hoagland with its Leadership
 in Budgeting Award. In 2002, he received the James L. Blum Award for
 Distinguished Service in Budgeting, and most recently, Hoagland was
 inducted as a Fellow into the National Academy of Public Administration. He
 attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and holds degrees from Purdue
 University and The Pennsylvania State University.
     About CIGNA
     As a Business of Caring, 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

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