Central to our mission, striving to improve health is at the heart of everything we do at Cigna. That includes improving the health of our communities. Every day, the people of Cigna are committed to making a difference in communities around the world. In December of 2018, at the close of the company’s transaction with Express Scripts, Cigna announced a $200-million investment to the Cigna Foundation and local communities to improve societal health. We also launched a 5-year community engagement initiative, Healthier Kids For Our Future, focused on the health and well-being of children around the world, with the first year committed to addressing food insecurities to help children get and stay on a path to realize their full potential.
Our charitable giving activities are focused on contributions that reflect and magnify Cigna's mission, particularly in the global communities we serve:
The Cigna Foundation makes charitable grants, including our World of Difference grant program, to nonprofit organizations with a focus on health equity and community health navigation. Cigna Foundation grants are true partnerships that bring dedicated nonprofit organizations together with knowledgeable Cigna professionals to share expertise and experience resulting in innovative health solutions that work to improve health equity and respond to community needs in ways that are sustainable, scalable, and effective.
Cigna Charitable Giving
This facet of our giving program includes our Civic Affairs funding to nonprofit organizations, primarily in the form of charitable sponsorships and financial support from our business units. These funds are used to directly assist charities and sponsor charitable events in the local communities of Cigna’s clients, customers, and employees around the globe.
Employee Volunteerism and Giving
Cigna's employees have a desire to help others. We provide them with a wide range of projects and programs that enable them to carry their personal passion into service that benefits their local communities, both on the job and off.
In 2018, Cigna's employees logged 80,529 hours of volunteer service.
In 2018, our combined Cigna Giving Totaled $24,377,225.
*2018, includes the Cigna Korea foundation which totals $6,900,000.
Anchored by our Cigna Connects corporate responsibility platform, we focus our corporate citizenship efforts to bring our specific industry expertise and resources to bear on critical issues where we are uniquely positioned to help.
Disclaimer: The report covers calendar year 2018 and unless otherwise noted, excludes the combination with Express Scripts, which closed on December 20, 2018.