Humana one of best IT companies; UnitedHealth creates 1,500 jobs;

> Cigna has hired former Medco and WellPoint executive Joan Kennedy as vice president of consumer health engagement, a newly created position at the company. Kennedy will oversee all interactions and outreach efforts with Cigna members, including chronic condition programs, health coaching and case and utilization management, reported the Hartford Business Journal. Article

> Humana is among the 100 best places to work in IT, according to the magazine Computerworld. The insurer has more the 2,100 IT workers, 30 percent of whom are women and 23 percent of whom are minorities. The magazine said Humana's IT employees get many perks, including lifestyle-assistance services and recognition and awards programs, Business First reported. Article

> UnitedHealth is creating 1,500 jobs throughout Texas for insurance agents, prescription claim processors, pharmacists and many others. The positions will be in Irving, Sugar Land, San Antonio and Harlingen, Reuters reported. Article

> And Finally… A picture is worth a 1,000…pounds? Article