Dr. Dan Ober

Chief Medical Officer

CIGNA International

Dr. Daniel Ober was appointed Chief Medical Director- Medical Officer for Cigna Global Health Benefits in 2010. In this role, Dr. Ober is responsible for the development of innovative, effective  and cost-effective clinical strategies, wellness initiatives and quality medical care products and services to enhance the health and well-being of Cigna’s globally mobile population. Dr. Ober also leads the clinical and strategic leadership of Cigna’s Key Global Accounts. In this role, he directly supports Key Global Accounts in an effort to meet their unique global strategic medical goals and objectives. Dr. Ober joined Cigna in 2001 and has served in a number of roles, including National Medical Director for Cigna HealthCare National Accounts. For this position he promoted health and wellness initiatives and health care integration, as well as actively managed clinical outcomes by identifying improvement opportunities, managing costs, and supporting highest quality initiatives. Dr. Ober has also held leadership roles in Health Advocacy, Credentialing, Quality and Medical Management.

Prior to joining Cigna, Dr. Ober served as Professor, Director of Medical Education, and Family Practice Program Director at Dartmouth Medical College. Before Dartmouth, he was in private practice in Amherst, New Hampshire where he practiced Family Medicine, Obstetrics, and Hospice Care.

Dr. Ober earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. Anselm College and graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. He did his internship at Warren Hospital and completed his residency at Warren Hospital Family Practice/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Speaker Questionnaire
What is the biggest thing you learned in 2020?

What do you feel are the two most important benefits or areas that need to be a top priority in 2021?

Can you share a story on an area of your healthcare program or employee benefits where you were able to create significant savings or stop costs from rising?

If you could automatically receive a 10-20% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?

What is the most innovative program you will focus on in 2021 and/or 2022?

How are you re-imagining corporate culture & well-being?

What virtual care solutions did you roll out during the pandemic? How valuable were they and why?

If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?

1 Conference. 3 Moonshots.


Moonshot #1​

Reduce employer healthcare and benefits costs by 25% by 2025.​



Moonshot #2​

Reimagine engagement and well-being.



Moonshot #3

Provide 40% of healthcare services virtually and through technology by 2025.​


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