Newsroom | 19 November 2014

Cigna Among HRC's "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality"


Judy Hartling, 860-226-6272

  • Scores 100% on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index
  • Diversity helps company support all customers' unique needs

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., November 19, 2014 - Cigna (NYSE: CI), a global health service leader, has once again scored a perfect 100 percent on the HRC's 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and has been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation as one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."

Cigna is among 366 companies to achieve a perfect score on this national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality.

"Cigna is honored to be among the 366 companies achieving a perfect score on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index. We are pleased to see continued growth in the list of companies that provide an inclusive environment for their LGBT employees and customers," said Rosanna Durruthy, Cigna's chief diversity officer.

When Cigna says "Together All the Way," the company promises to support its customers, employees and communities. To fulfill that promise, Cigna has programs in place to identify and meet the unique health and wellness needs of the LGBT community. Its Health Disparities Council works to eliminate health disparities that affect so many population groups, including those within the LGBT community. Cigna's Colleague Resource Groups-employee networks representing key demographics- offer personal insight into the needs of the many populations the company serves.

In addition Cigna and the Cigna Foundation support LBGT non-profit charities including the Hetrick Martin Institute, Mazzoni Center, the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective/One Big Event, and others.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. The HRC's Corporate Equality Index analyzes and ranks large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees.

The 2015 CEI rated 971 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Cigna's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

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 by or 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, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has approximately 85 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit