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Going Deeper in Africa

9 August 2018

A well-known African proverb teaches, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Together with Hollard, South Africa's largest privately-owned insurance group, Cigna offers an affordable, compliant and internationally-administered health care solution. This solution covers key local staff, regional expatriates and globally mobile staff from multinationals operating in Africa.

With 60 years of Intergovernmental Organisation (IGO) and Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) experience on the continent, and a regional office in Nairobi, Cigna is no stranger to Africa. We’ve had a physical presence on the continent since 2008, when we launched Medistar, a private international medical insurance plan designed specifically for the market. In 2016, we expanded our scope with the launch of the Hollard Cigna Health product for corporations with a pan-African footprint.

The Unique landscape

Not only is the African landscape varied and distinct, so too are the health and wellbeing needs of those living and working in this vast continent. Our Hollard Cigna Health offering uniquely understands these regional nuances and the many compliance elements that impact global health insurance programmes.

As the first pan-African group health solution, Hollard Cigna Health combines Hollard’s strong regional brand, local knowledge and robust risk management capabilities with Cigna’s qualitative African network of doctors and hospitals, state-of-the-art global fraud detection, clinical capabilities and comprehensive digital services. With this surprisingly affordable offering, we’re enjoying tremendous success in the region.

Explore Africa and the Hollard Cigna Health solution in this video.

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