Kim Bimestefer watches conversation during a Cigna-sponsored dinner in Cheyenne, March 15.
By Tom Lacock
Wyoming Medical Society
CHEYENNE – Kim Bimestefer has been removed as the President and General Manager for Cigna’s Mountain States Region, according to Cigna representatives from its Greenwood Village, Colo. office.
“Cigna’s collaborative relationship with the Wyoming Medical Society remains unchanged and we look forward to continuing our work with doctors throughout the state to help improve the health and well-being of Wyoming residents,” said Cigna Public Relations Representative Mark Slitt.
Cigna representatives tell WMS that the Mountain States Region will be managed locally with oversight from Cigna’s West Segment Regional Vice President Christopher DeRosa. Cigna’s Medical Director for the Mountain States, Mark Laitos, will remain Wyoming’s main point of contact, while Dean Grohskopf, Jesse Walker, and other Cigna members common to Wyoming are still also available for providers to contact.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Bimestefer was the President and General Manager for the Mountain States region for four years, where she was in charge of Cigna operations in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Utah – a claimed membership of around 800,000. Prior to her time in Denver, she was the President and General Manager at Cigna’s Taft-Hartley and Federal Business Segment, based out of Jersey City. There, she was the senior officer responsible for this CIGNA Segment.
Among her volunteer boards were the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Colorado Association of Health Plans, and The American Cancer Society’s CEO’s Against Cancer for the Denver area. Bimestefer earned her undergraduate degree from Towsen State, and her MBA in marketing at Loyola University of Maryland.