HealthService Leadership Program (HLP)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We're getting ready for the 2020-2021 recruiting season and haven't posted new opportunities yet. Check back on August 15, 2020 to see the opportunities available. But while you wait, be sure to learn more about the program below.

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It’s no secret that the health care space is incredibly complex. And often those who want to pursue a career in health care don’t know where to start. That’s why we created the HealthService Leadership Program (HLP) to give you the general knowledge and leadership skills necessary to assume a future executive role at Cigna.

Through a series of three to four rotations, each lasting 18 to 24 months, you’ll be exposed to a variety of different roles and teams across the organization. During this time, you’ll be tapped to lead projects that align to Cigna’s enterprise strategy. 

Upon graduation from the program, you’ll be prepared to lead impactful projects and teams across the organization and support our vision of being the premier global health services company.

In addition to full-time opportunities, the HLP also offers summer internships. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to learn more.
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HLP associates posing at a team outing.
HLP associates posing at a program outing

Areas of exposure:

The HLP is the only rotational program at Cigna without organizational boundaries. The most common areas for our associates to rotate through include, but are not limited to:

  • Core Solutions
  • Global Data & Analytics
  • Government Affairs
  • Government Business
  • Local Markets 
  • Marketing
  • Pharmacy 
  • Provider Networks
  • Service Operations
  • Solutions
  • Specialty Solutions
  • Strategy & Business Development
  • Underwriting

​​​​​​​Take it from them...

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Kashi R., Business Project Advisor

"The HLP lets us explore areas of the business in which we have a particular interest, leveraging our management skills. The program gives us opportunities to grow deeply within our roles and broadly as general leaders."
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Adam V., Pharmacy Finance Manager

"With Cigna’s size and scale, new innovations can have an immediate impact on the health and well being of millions of customers around the globe.  Knowing that I can make that kind of impact keeps me energized."
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Queen C., Senior Advisor - Provider Operations

"Working for Cigna has been both fulfilling and rewarding. Post MBA, I wanted to work for a company where I can bring my ‘whole self’ to work and Cigna has afforded me that opportunity. Being part of the HLP has also connected me with an immense and valuable network across the enterprise."
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Ashley M., Chief of Staff -  Cigna Supplemental Benefits

"Health care is fragmented and complex. Working at Cigna allows me to contribute to solutions that help to make a difference in the lives our customers."

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Not quite ready for full-time? Check out our summer internship.

Jumpstart your health care career with a summer internship in our HealthService Leadership Program (HLP). As an intern, you’ll be assigned to a specific business function that encourages you to build your business acumen and leadership skills, while working on a project aligned to Cigna’s growth strategy. 

And as an added bonus, you’ll be paired with a full-time HLP associate to serve as a mentor and take part in forums with executive and senior leaders. 

But want to know the best part? Interns who continually impress us will be asked to join the HLP full-time after graduation.