Eric Palmer President and Chief Operating Officer, Evernorth
Eric Palmer

As president and chief operating officer of Evernorth, Eric has oversight of Evernorth's pharmacy services, care management services, and benefit management services. He is a member of Cigna Corporation's enterprise leadership team.

Eric’s work was critical to the success of the combination of Cigna and Express Scripts, as well as the launch of Evernorth. His market perspective, deep business experience and focus on value creation make him uniquely suited to lead Evernorth operations through its new and exciting chapter of growth.

Prior to this role, he served as chief financial officer, and was responsible for all of Cigna's financial operations and functions, as well as for the organization’s Investment Management and Underwriting units.

Since joining Cigna in 1998, he has progressed through roles of increasing responsibility, including leadership positions with Cigna’s U.S. Commercial healthcare business, Cigna's global healthcare business, Cigna-HealthSpring, and Cigna's group life and disability insurance business.

He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He holds a bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Iowa.