CIGNA Expands Community Caring Awards

Innovative New Program Encourages Employees to Run, Walk or Bike in Support of Charitable Organizations

  • New national program supports CIGNA employee involvement in the health of their communities
  • CIGNA employees can now direct a $100 CIGNA Foundation grant to charity by participating in fitness activities, such as walk-a-thons

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Charities throughout the United States will benefit from a new CIGNA community initiative that provides $100 grants when CIGNA employees participate in organized healthy activities in support of community organizations, such as runs, walks and cycling events, that are open to the general public.

“At CIGNA, we know that there is a close link between personal health and community health,” said David M. Cordani, CIGNA President and CEO. “This new CIGNA program will help our 24,000 US-based employees connect their personal health with the health and well-being of communities across the country. I am inspired each day by the lengths our CIGNA team members go to positively impact the lives of others.”

CIGNA's new healthy giving grants are an expansion of the CIGNA Foundation’s Community Caring Awards, which recognize both individual and group community service to approved organizations. The existing program encourages volunteerism among CIGNA employees by extending $200 grants to charitable organizations where employees volunteer 20 or more hours per year outside of work hours. CIGNA also offers all employees up to eight hours of paid time off per year for volunteer activities to increase the impact of its people in their neighborhoods across the country.

The expansion of the Community Caring Awards adds a healthy lifestyle component through new donations of $100 grants to charity when CIGNA employees participate in organized fitness activities, which aligns with CIGNA's mission of enhancing personal health and supporting local communities.

CIGNA recently kicked off its new healthy lifestyle giving community initiative at the Walt Disney World Marathon, presented by CIGNA. Visit CIGNA's YouTube channel to view CIGNA employees’ first impressions of the expanded Community Caring Awards: http://www.youtube.com/cigna.

About CIGNA

CIGNA (NYSE: CI) is a global health service and financial company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. CIGNA Corporation's operating subsidiaries in the United States provide an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance. CIGNA offers products and services in over 27 countries and jurisdictions and has approximately 60 million customer relationships throughout the world. All products and services are provided exclusively by such operating subsidiaries and not by CIGNA Corporation. To learn more about CIGNA, visit www.cigna.com. To sign up for email alerts or an RSS feed of company news, log on to http://newsroom.cigna.com/rss. Also, follow us on Twitter at @cigna, visit CIGNA’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/cigna and listen to CIGNA's podcast series with healthy tips and information at http://www.cigna.com/podcasts or by searching "CIGNA" in iTunes.

CIGNA Foundation is a private foundation funded by contributions from CIGNA Corporation and its subsidiaries. The CIGNA Foundation supports organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families, and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those communities where CIGNA employees live and work.



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KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Connecticut

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Fitness & Nutrition  Philanthropy  Professional Services  Insurance  Foundation  Fund Raising  General Health  Managed Care

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