Newsroom | 09 November 2011

Cigna Joins Hero Health Hire to Promote Jobs for Wounded Veterans


Gloria Barone, 215-761-4758

  • Hero Health Hire encompasses rapidly growing health care industry
  • Committed to hiring and retaining veterans
  • Public and private sector working together

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., November 09, 2011 - Cigna (NYSE:CI) today announced that it has joined Hero Health Hire, a coalition of companies and other health care concerns that are united under the common goal of employing wounded veterans.

Hero Health Hire includes companies, associations and hospitals from across the spectrum of the health care industry. Together, they collectively employ hundreds of thousands of workers and have committed to help veterans find and retain jobs. The initiative was launched in Washington, D.C., at an industry summit that included the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Members of Congress, agencies and the military.

"Cigna is proud to help veterans leverage their strong leadership and problem-solving skills, built while serving our country," said John M. Murabito, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Services. "At Cigna we are focused on attracting, acquiring and developing the best talent in the marketplace. Hiring and retaining veterans will assist Cigna in its quest to recruit and retain excellent leaders who instill trust and discipline to perform on behalf of our customers."

Each month, tens of thousands of "Wounded Warriors" - men and women who have been injured or become ill during military service - transition out of the military only to struggle to find jobs in the civilian workforce. Many are interviewing for a job or writing a resume for the first time, unsure of how military skills and experiences might translate to the workplace or what accommodations may be needed for assimilation.

The health care industry - including insurers, health plans, pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers and hospital networks - is the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. economy. To keep pace, an ongoing stream of talented individuals are needed to help meet multi-generational health care needs. The industry also is uniquely positioned to understand and support the needs of the nation's Wounded Warriors.

Hero Health Hire unites the health care industry with government agencies and the military to eliminate the barriers to employment facing Wounded Warriors, as well as supporting veterans in their transition to new civilian jobs.

About Hero Health Hire:

Hero Health Hire is a coalition of health care industry leaders who share the common goal of assisting Wounded Warriors obtain and maintain employment within health care that are well-suited to their skills and will present them with professional, financial, and personal stability. For more information, including a complete listing of participants and details about the Employment Summit and upcoming events please visit

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 maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions and has nearly 70 million customer relationships throughout the world. All products and services are provided exclusively by such operating subsidiaries and not by Cigna Corporation. Such operating subsidiaries include Life Insurance Company of North America, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, and Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. To learn more about Cigna, visit To sign up for email alerts or an RSS feed of company news, log on to Also, follow us on Twitter at @cigna, visit Cigna's YouTube channel at and listen to Cigna's podcast series with healthy tips and information at or by searching "Cigna" in iTunes.