Newsroom | 03 December 2015

Cigna Assists People Affected by San Bernardino Shooting With 24x7 Telephone Help Line


Cigna Corporation
Mark Slitt, 860-226-2092

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., 03 December, 2015 - Cigna (NYSE: CI) is expanding access to its 24x7 telephone help line to provide personal assistance and support for all San Bernardino County residents affected by yesterday's tragic shooting. Phone lines are staffed with qualified clinicians who are available to speak with people about how to cope with loss, anxiety, stress, fear or other issues related to gun violence.

People who do not have health benefits or employee assistance program benefits with Cigna can call a special toll-free number - 866.912.1687 - 24 hours a day through December 31.

Customers who have health benefits or employee assistance program benefits with Cigna should call the telephone number on their Cigna I.D. card.

"We are shocked and saddened by the shooting in San Bernardino and want to do what we can to help the community cope with this tragedy and begin to heal," said Karen Cierzan, Cigna's vice president of behavioral operations.

Cigna also offers helpful online resources for physical, mental and emotional self-care during turbulent times, including violent attacks. Resources are available on in the Disaster Resource Center, in English and Español.

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 more than 89 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit