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Actuarial Executive Development Program (AEDP)

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Jumpstart your career with the same program that gave our CFO his start!

With Cigna's Actuarial Executive Development Program (AEDP) you’ll take your existing math and technical skills and put them to work in a business setting, making a difference for millions across the globe. The knowledge, experience, and mentorship you’ll receive while in the program are designed to develop you into a future business leader with the skills to further our mission of improving the health, well-being, and peace of mind of those we serve.

After graduating from the program, many of our associates continue rotating throughout the organization, accepting new and different roles and further growing their careers. The AEDP has a long history at Cigna, providing members access to a network of graduates including our Chief Financial Officer, the President of Cigna's Government Business, and the Chief Underwriting Officer.

The AEDP also offers a summer internship experience to identify future full-time associates. Scroll to the bottom of the page to learn more.
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Rotational opportunities:


The AEDP has a dedicated program team, including two credentialed FSAs, that work with associates to identify rotational opportunities that will help you grow into a business leader. As an associate, you'll have 3 to 4 rotations in a wide variety of areas.

Core Actuarial Areas:
  • Pricing
  • Reserving
  • Forecasting
  • Risk Management

Additional areas you can explore:
  • Audit
  • Data & Analytics
  • Investment Management
  • Operations
  • Underwriting


​​​​​​​Take it from them...

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Ali L., Actuarial Senior
​​​​​​​Analyst

"The AEDP’s structured networking opportunities, business-unit spotlights, and abundant exam support make learning opportunities endless.  Substantiating the outstanding professional infrastructure of the AEDP are the intangibles:  a community of brilliant peers who double as friends, accessible and influential leadership, and ample opportunities to get involved in community service, recruiting, and our internship program.”
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Victor Z., Actuarial Lead Analyst

"It has been a terrific growth journey to be a part of AEDP and the broader Cigna community. I was able to quickly complete all the Society of Actuaries exams thanks to AEDP’s amazing exam support. Rotations in different departments have helped me to deepen my analytical skills and business acumen. Additionally, Cigna has been a fertile land for me to grow my leadership skills."
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Nikaya Smith, Actuarial Senior Analyst

“I was introduced to the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) through a Cigna Actuary that interviewed me for a summer internship in our Bloomfield office. Cigna has demonstrated its commitment to IABA by becoming a member of their Corporate Advisory Council. It has been rewarding to represent Cigna at the IABA Annual Conference and various events throughout the year."
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Vicki A., Product Strategy Senior Director

“The AEDP provides so many opportunities to learn and grow as an actuary and business professional.  I’ve personally benefitted from roles and experiences that have helped me leverage past learnings while challenging me to build out new skillsets.  The result – a win-win for me and the business.  I’ve also been able to develop so many relationships and friendships that continue to help me in my career, and to make the job fun!”
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Not quite ready for full-time? Check out our summer internship.

Cigna's actuarial summer internship is designed to identify future full-time associates for the AEDP. In fact, over 75% of our interns join us full-time after college.

As an intern, you're assigned a project to own all the way from data collection and analysis to recommendation communication. At the end of the summer, you’ll present your findings to the entire actuarial department.

And as an added bonus, we have a jam-packed social calendar for our interns made up of Executive and Actuarial speaker series, technical development workshops, baseball games, beach trips, volunteer events, and more!

Internships are available in Austin, TX, Bloomfield, CT, Denver, CO, Nashville, TN and Philadelphia, PA. Recruiting runs annually from July to November.