The company has said that it aims to target expatriates and high net-worth individuals throughout Spain with their expansion, and that CIGNA International is in a unique position to provide dedicated services due to its already existing, extensive network of over 600,000 partner hospitals, healthcare facilities, and doctors.The deployment of CIGNA's Spanish operation now means that the company has a presence in over 27 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. With a historical international focus on providing American expatriates and employees with health insurance, CIGNA is now moving to expand its presence and offer services to expatriates of allnationalities. Keith Biddlestone, with 25 years experience in the healthcare and insurance industry across Asia, Europe and the Middle East will be leading the venture, having joined CIGNA from BUPA International. CIGNA International President William L. Atwell has said he is "very pleased" at the appointment. Insurance Companies Mentioned: CIGNA International With a corporate history dating to 1792, CIGNA is one of the oldest insurance companies in the world. CIGNA is a major international health insurance provider, priding itself on good communication and customer dedication. BUPA International Established in 1947, the British United Provident Association is committed to ensuring that patients have the option of where and when they receive treatment. A leader in the expatriate medical insurance market, BUPA has almost 7 million policyholders worldwide.