Cigna is suing former executive Amy Bricker and CVS, alleging her departure to the rival violated a noncompete agreement, according to a federal lawsuit filed Jan. 26.
Ms. Bricker served as president of Cigna's pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts. She resigned Jan. 10 to take an executive leadership position with Cigna's "chief competitor" CVS, according to the lawsuit. Ms. Bricker is slated to start as CVS' executive vice president and chief product officer-consumer in February.
Cigna alleges that CVS' hiring of Ms. Bricker puts its trade secrets at risk, according to the lawsuit. Cigna is asking a federal court in St. Louis to block her from starting her new position.
Express Scripts beat CVS last year for a pharmacy benefit manager contract from Centene. Ms. Bricker led Express Scripts' efforts, which led to a "high six-figure spot bonus," according to the lawsuit.
A CVS spokesperson told Becker's the company does not comment on legal proceedings. Cigna did not immediately respond to request for comment from Becker's.