Cigna's employees have a strong desire to help others in their communities. Cigna actively supports employee efforts to impact their communities by giving or volunteering for their favorite nonprofits which support issues and causes they care deeply about.
In 2018, Cigna’s employees logged 80,529 hours of volunteer service.
Additionally, Cigna's 2 annual enterprise-wide employee charitable fundraising campaigns continued to show strong results. In our 2018 March of Dimes campaign, participants across more than 20 US Cigna locations raised approximately $300,000. During our 2018 United Way Campaign, nearly 2,000 Cigna donors pledged over 1 million dollars.
To encourage Cigna team members to engage in meaningful service activities, Cigna has developed the “Use Your 8 Program” which offers eligible employees up to 8 hours of paid time per year to volunteer for non-profit organizations on projects they find personally interesting and fulfilling.
Individual Action Grants
Cigna supports employee-driven corporate philanthropy through the following mechanisms:
Cigna Foundation Matching Gifts Program: We support the charities our employees support by matching individual employee gifts to any eligible non-profit organization. In 2018, the Cigna Foundation Matching Gifts Program donated over $1.5 million.
Cigna Foundation Healthy Lifestyle Grants: We make the connection between personal health and charitable giving by awarding small grants to charities selected by employees who participate in healthy events such as walk-a-thons, bike-a-thons, and 5k races. In 2018, the Cigna Foundation Matching Gifts Program awarded nearly $200,000 to participating charities.
Community Service Champions: Cigna recognizes employees who regularly volunteer with charitable organizations outside of work. Eligible employees who volunteer more than 50 hours of their personal time are recognized and celebrated on Cigna's internet in a quarterly Community Service Champions announcement. In addition, the nonprofit where the employee volunteered receives a $500 Cigna Foundation grant. In 2018, the number of Cigna Community Service Champions increased by nearly 70% to 142 employees--resulting in a total of more than $70,000 in grants delivered to charitable organizations across 27 states.
Board Service Program: The Cigna Board Service Program offers team members another way to volunteer by serving as a board member for a community service organization. Nonprofit board membership provides skills-based volunteering that enables employees to demonstrate leadership with their local communities.
Volunteer of the Year Award: The Cigna Volunteer of the Year Award is selected from the previous year's Community Service Champions. The finalist is chosen by the Cigna Foundation Board of Directors and awarded a $5,000 grant and a $2,500 personal award.
Disclaimer: The report covers calendar year 2018 and unless otherwise noted, excludes the combination with Express Scripts, which closed on December 20, 2018.