Newsroom | 24 May 2013

Cigna Wins a Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles® Award from National Business Group on Health


Cigna Corporation
Gloria Barone, 215-761-4758

  • Platinum award, highest honor
  • Sixth year in a row for Cigna

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., May 24, 2013 - The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, honored Cigna for its ongoing commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging employees and families to pursue and maintain healthy lifestyles. Cigna was among 65 U.S. employers that received the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award at the Leadership Summit sponsored by the National Business Group on Health's Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being. Cigna received the highest honor, a platinum award, for the sixth year in a row.

"With more than 35,000 employees worldwide, Cigna is creating a culture of health through our enterprise wellness strategy, Healthy Life, resulting in a more productive, resilient workforce," said Charlene Parsons, vice president of Talent Optimization, who created Cigna's Healthy Life program. Healthy Life is one of the components of Cigna's overarching Total Rewards program, which covers a vast portfolio of benefits and services offered to Cigna employees globally.

Cigna's objective is to improve the health of employees and their families through advocacy programs, incentives for maintaining or improving behaviors, integrated on-site and telephonic coaching services, interactive communications, and benefits that generate convenience, cost savings and employee engagement.

"We are proud to honor Cigna for its ongoing commitment to providing lifestyle improvement programs that encourage healthy lifestyles for their employees. Cigna is among an elite group of organizations that are leading the way to promoting healthy workplaces and lifestyles," said Helen Darling, president and CEO of NBGH.

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.

About Cigna

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 approximately 80 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit

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 363 members include 66 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