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Dr. Allen Woolf Appointed Chief Medical Officer For CIGNA Group Insurance

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 6, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CIGNA Group Insurance today announced that Allen Woolf, M.D. has been appointed as chief medical officer. Woolf will have responsibility for managing the clinical aspects of the company's programs that help promote health and wellness, absence management and productivity.

In this role, Dr. Woolf will work with clinical and business leaders for CIGNA Group Insurance's disability, life and accident products and services and Intracorp's workers' compensation programs. As the leader of the company's clinical community, Dr. Woolf will collaborate closely with the physicians, nurses, vocational rehabilitation specialists and other clinical staff who manage CIGNA programs that help people return to work quickly and safely.

"Allen possesses extensive knowledge of the disability and group health industries, which positions him well for this clinical leadership role," said Karen Rohan, president of CIGNA Group Insurance and CIGNA Dental. "In addition, Allen's wealth of experience will contribute significantly to furthering CIGNA's overall goal of improving the health, well-being and security of the individuals we serve."

Dr. Woolf most recently served as the medical officer for CIGNA Behavioral Health/CareAllies. During his 23-year career with CIGNA, Woolf has been extensively involved in the creation and ongoing management of population health improvement programs. He has also held medical leadership positions with CIGNA HealthCare, Intracorp and CareAllies. A graduate of Harvard University School of Medicine, Woolf is board-certified in Pediatrics and is licensed in the states of Pennsylvania, Missouri, Arizona and Connecticut.

Woolf is a member of the Health Management Strategic Advisory Council of The Institute for Health and Productivity Management, a member of the Health Industry Forum and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He recently completed service as a member of the Board of Directors for the Disease Management Association of America. During his career, he has held numerous leadership and committee positions in medical societies, hospitals and industry and government task forces. Dr. Woolf is also involved in his local community, serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Philabundance, a Philadelphia-area food bank.

About CIGNA Group Insurance:

CIGNA Group Insurance products and services are provided by Life Insurance Company of North America and other CIGNA companies. These companies provide group, disability, life and accident coverage in the United States, and are one of the top five providers in disability management and insurance with solutions that focus on helping employees return to a productive work life as quickly and safely as possible. These companies are also one of the top five providers of group term life and group universal life, and the second leading provider of group accident insurance, including voluntary accident and business travel accident insurance. "CIGNA" and "CIGNA Group Insurance" are registered service marks of CIGNA Intellectual Property, Inc. licensed for use by these companies.

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