Philip Eswein Appointed National Sales Director Of CIGNA Behavioral Health

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., July 13, 2004 /PRNewswire/ -- CIGNA Behavioral Health (CBH) announced today that it has appointed Philip Eswein to the position of national sales director. In this position, Eswein will be responsible for large group and national account sales, health plan sales and new business development in the western region for CBH.

"We are pleased that Phil will play a leading sales role with CBH. In this position, he will help us expand our offering to companies and health plans in the West and help ensure that our managed behavioral health benefits strategically fit each organization we serve," states Gidget Peddie, vice president, national sales and distribution for CBH.

Eswein has an extensive background in managed behavioral health care and employee assistance program (EAP) services. He has held a variety of sales and account management positions for several leading companies, including Magellan and has worked closely with brokers, consultants and employers to grow middle market and large group business. Eswein holds a bachelor's degree from Colorado State University and a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a certified employee assistance professional (CEAP). He will be based out of Glendale, California.

CIGNA Behavioral Health (CBH), Inc. provides behavioral care benefit management, EAPs, and work / life programs to consumers through health plans offered by large U.S. employers, national and regional HMOs, Taft-Hartley trusts and disability insurers. CBH, with headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn., operates five care management centers around the U.S. in support of a national network of more than 47,000 independent psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers and more than 4,000 facilities and clinics. For more information, visit http://www.cignabehavioral.com/.

CIGNA Behavioral Health

Contact: Gwyn Dilday, CIGNA Behavioral Health, +1-818-500-6370,gwyn.dilday@cigna.com

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