BLOOMFIELD, Conn., June 27, 2012 - The National Business Group on Health (NBGH), a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, today honored Cigna for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging workers and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles.
Cigna was among 66 U.S. employers who received the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the NBGH Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being. For the fifth consecutive year, Cigna received a Platinum Award for its Healthy Life program - and it's the seventh consecutive year that Cigna has been recognized.
"When we introduced Healthy Life more than six years ago, our employees embraced the opportunity to be more invested in their personal health and to lead by example for both our customers and for other employees," said Mary Bianchi-Burnett, Human Resources and Healthy Life Program Manager. "And they've really stepped up to the challenge. Whether it's making better choices in our cafeterias, becoming more physically active or successfully managing a chronic condition, Cigna employees and their families are more engaged and proactive role models when it comes to their health."
Healthy Life is a health and wellness strategy designed to help Cigna employees and their families achieve their personal health potential while increasing workplace productivity and lowering the costs associated with medical care and time lost from work. The program is part of the portfolio of benefits and services offered to Cigna employees. Through Healthy Life, employees and their families take full advantage of Cigna's health advocacy programs, incentives for maintaining healthy behaviors, and on-site services. For example, enrollment for the Cigna Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies program is at an all-time high of 66 percent, demonstrating that employees see the value of working with a coach to help them make healthy choices throughout their pregnancy. Cigna's onsite fitness centers have increased in number to 16 sites across the country, reaching more than 13,000 employees.
Winners of the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards were honored in one of two categories: Platinum, for established healthy weight, healthy lifestyles programs with measurable success and documented outcomes; or Gold, for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees who are committed to long-term behavior changes.
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 more than 70 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.
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 345 members include 64 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 www.businessgrouphealth.org.