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National Business Group on Health Honors Cigna With Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Award

<ul> <li class='bwlistitemmargb'> Platinum award, highest honor, for seventh year in a row </li> </ul>

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

National Business Group on Health Honors Cigna With Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Award

10:59 EDT Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (Business Wire) -- The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, honored Cigna today for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging workers and families to maintain healthy lifestyles. Cigna was among 63 U.S. employers that received the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health's Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being. For the seventh year in a row, Cigna won the platinum award, the recognition given to companies with established “healthy weight, healthy lifestyles” programs that demonstrate measurable success and documented outcomes.

“Helping our employees and their families live healthier lives is part of our employee value proposition, and it's how we can lead by example for our clients,” said Mary Burnett, Cigna's wellness manager. “As part of our strategy, we offer our employees the same products that we promote in the marketplace. We focus on fundamentals that encourage employees to be investedin managing their health, inspired to become more informed consumers, and make health the easy choice.”

Cigna's objective is to improve the health of employees and their families through advocacy programs, incentives for maintaining or improving behaviors, integrated on-site and telephonic coaching services, interactive communications, and benefits that generate convenience, cost savings and employee engagement.

“We are very pleased to honor Cigna for its dedication to providing programs that encourage wellness and healthy lifestyles for their employees and families. Cigna is among an elite group of organizations that are leading the way to promote healthy workplaces and lifestyles. Cigna and its management team should be proud of their efforts and we congratulate them on receiving this award,” said Brian Marcotte, President and CEO of the National Business Group on Health.

Winners of the “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles” awards were honored in one of two categories: Platinum, for exemplary workplace well-being programs, cultures and results; or Gold, for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees in their lifestyle and behavior changes.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, and other related products including group disability, life, and accident coverage. Cigna has sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, with approximately 80 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit

About the National Business Group on Health

The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit, membership organization of large employers devoted exclusively to finding innovative and forward-thinking solutions to their most important health care and related benefits issues and to being the voice for large employers on national health care issues. The Business Group, whose 392 members include 69 of the Fortune 100, identifies, develops and shares best practices in health benefits, disability, health and productivity, related paid time off and work/life balance issues. Business Group members provide health coverage for more than 55 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit

Cigna Corporation
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