June 26, 2008
CIGNA HealthCare of California Names Gene Rapisardi Vice President of Sales for Southern California
CIGNA HealthCare of California has named Eugene (Gene) Rapisardi vice president of sales and service for Southern California. Based in Glendale, Rapisardi will oversee CIGNA HealthCare's sales operations in Los Angeles and will direct all activities associated with the growth and retention of its middle market health care business.
"I am pleased to have someone with Gene's experience and talent join our team and help us continue to grow our business in the Los Angeles area," said Christopher De Rosa, president of CIGNA HealthCare for Southern California. "His experience and leadership will help us strengthen our ties to the Southern California producer community and further our ability to improve the health and wellness of our customers and members."With more than 25 years of experience in the Southern California market, Rapisardi brings a varied background in health care benefits sales, strategy and client service to CIGNA HealthCare of California. Before joining CIGNA HealthCare, he was a vice president of sales and service for PacifiCare responsible for new business growth and customer strategy for San Diego and the Inland Empire. In addition to his tenure with PacifiCare, Rapisardi was the former vice president of sales with Health Net and worked in the group sales and service division of MetLife.
Active in the community, Rapisardi serves a volunteer chaplain for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Lancaster and is an advisory board member of the Christian Okoye Foundation. He also participates in several professional organizations.
CIGNA HealthCare, a health service organization based in Bloomfield, Conn., works to improve the health, well-being and security of the people we serve. A leading provider of employee benefit services and programs, CIGNA HealthCare offers a broad array of medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy benefits plans and coverage. We also build and provide health and wellness coaching programs and consumer information tools designed to improve health and help people in their health care decision-making. "CIGNA HealthCare" and the "Tree of Life" logo are registered service marks of CIGNA Intellectual Property, Inc., licensed for use by CIGNA Corporation (NYSE:CI) and its operating subsidiaries, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. Products and services are provided by such operating subsidiaries, and not by CIGNA Corporation. For more information, visit www.cigna.com.