June 26, 2016 |
First responders in Chester County have received a grant from a health-insurance company to purchase naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of heroin and opioid overdoses, the Chester County District Attorney's Office announced Friday. Cigna donated $50,000 for Naloxone to the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association last year to distribute among local agencies. Philadelphia and Delaware County have received Cigna grants, and first responders in Chester County have restocked their supplies thanks to their share -- $7,500.
May 26, 2016 |
Robert J. Ellis Jr., 80, of Northfield, N.J., who retired in 1999 as a supervisor in the Philadelphia office of the insurance firm Cigna, died of Alzheimer's disease Thursday, May 5, at the Atlantic City campus of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. A longtime resident of Cherry Hill, Mr. Ellis retired to the Jersey Shore in 2006. Born in Camden, Mr. Ellis graduated from Merchantville High School and earned a bachelor's in business at Lehigh University in 1957, where he was a member of Chi Psi fraternity.
March 23, 2016 |
James G. Stewart, 73, of Bryn Mawr, former chief financial officer of Cigna Corp., died Saturday, March 5, of cancer at home. Mr. Stewart joined Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. in 1966. Sixteen years later in 1982, Connecticut General merged with the Insurance Co. of North America to form Cigna. Mr. Stewart held a variety of positions in the reinsurance, group insurance, group pension, individual life insurance, and investment operations. The year after the merger, Mr. Stewart was elected executive vice president and corporate CFO, a role in which he was responsible for Cigna's overall financial management.
November 19, 2015 |
The owners of Two Liberty Place have put the office portion of the Center City tower up for sale, according to CBRE executive vice president Robert Fahey, who is handling the listing. Florida-based Parkway Properties is selling the office space in the 57-story tower to focus on its core portfolio of assets in the southeastern United States, Fahey said Tuesday. He said a significant amount of interest during the week in which the property has been marketed has come from overseas buyers who are newly discovering Philadelphia as a target for investment.
September 19, 2015 |
For a penthouse, the top of One Liberty Place hasn't seen much action. First, it was a Cigna corporate cafeteria. Then, it sat vacant. Soon, though, the space - and, more important, the views - will be accessible to anyone willing to pay $19 a ticket. The One Liberty Observation Deck , to open in November, represents an investment "north of $10 million," said general manager Evan Evans. He expects it to attract half a million visitors per year. To his employer, the French company Montparnasse 56, it was an obvious choice.
July 26, 2015 |
Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. said Friday that it would acquire Cigna Corp., a major national health insurer with Philadelphia origins and 1,100 local employees, in a deal that would create the largest health-insurance company in the United States. The $54.2 billion transaction is one in a series of health-insurer mergers announced recently as firms scramble to get on top of rapid changes in the marketplace. The combined company will have more than $115 billion in annual revenue and an enrollment of 53 million members.
June 6, 2015 |
Richard D. Munoz of Philadelphia died Friday, May 29, in a motorcycle accident on I-95 in Philadelphia, just shy of his 70th birthday. It was Mr. Munoz's wish that no funeral or viewing be held. Instead, he asked for a party. "He thought those things were very depressing," his wife, Gail Howard, explained. "He didn't want to do that to his friends and family. " To those who knew him, the request came as no surprise. Ms. Howard called her husband "somebody who was a little bit irreverent in a way that people always enjoyed," she said.
March 7, 2015 |
Arthur Urcinoli, 88, of Marlton, who retired in 1989 as a vice president for annuities of Cigna, the health insurance firm, in Philadelphia, died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday, March 3, at home. Born in Hartford, Conn., Mr. Urcinoli was an aircraft mechanic in the Army Air Corps in postwar West Germany and earned a bachelor's degree in accounting at the University of Connecticut in 1949. He worked for Aetna, the insurance firm, in Hartford in the 1950s and moved to the Philadelphia region in the 1960s to become an officer for the Insurance Co. of North America before it became Cigna.
October 24, 2014 |
Jacques E. Mauch, 93, a financial planner and active Villanova University alumnus, died Monday, Oct. 20, of pneumonia at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square. Known as "Jake" to friends, Mr. Mauch lived in Rosemont and Bryn Mawr. He spent most of his 55-year career as a financial and estate planner working for Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. and CIGNA. A 1943 graduate of Villanova University, he served as class president and for the rest of his life was an ardent supporter of the university and its swimming, football, and basketball programs.
May 4, 2014 |
David B. Phillips, 75, of Pennsauken, wasn't just a member of the Martin Luther Chapel in Pennsauken. His late parents, Ralph and Elsa, in the 1940s helped found the chapel, part of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. "Church was one of the important passions of his life," daughter Karen Wright said. "He was president of the congregation at one point," she said, and at other times its treasurer and Sunday school superintendent. On Tuesday, April 29, Mr. Phillips, who retired in 2001 as manager of the shareholder services department at Cigna, the health insurance services firm, died of heart disease at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden.