Newsroom | 16 June 2016

Cigna Foundation Provides Help to Orlando Victims and Loved Ones, And to LGBT Youth Nationwide


Cigna Foundation
Gloria Barone, 215-761-4758

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. & ORLANDO, 16 June, 2016 - The Cigna Foundation will assist victims of the Orlando shooting, and their loved ones, through a $75,000 grant to the OneOrlando Fund established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to assist those affected by the recent tragedy.

“We hope our grant can play a part in the healing process for a nation in mourning,” said David Figliuzzi, executive director of the Cigna Foundation.

Earlier this week, Cigna began offering phone counseling at no charge for anyone coping with loss, anxiety, stress, fear or other issues related to the Orlando shooting. Those without Cigna benefits can call 866.912.1687, 24/7, through July 8. Customers who have health benefits or employee assistance programs through Cigna are invited to call the telephone number on their Cigna I.D. card.

“Cigna is here for our community, sharing in the grief and committed to moving forward, together,” said Dean Mirabella, president of Cigna’s North Florida market.

In related news, the Cigna Foundation also announced two grants to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth nationwide. These include a $25,000 grant to the Gay and Lesbian and Straight Education Network to help ensure a safe and supportive school environment, and a $10,000 grant to the Trevor Foundation, a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBT youth ages 13-24.

Cigna prides itself on a diverse and inclusive workforce, and was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) in 2015 as a best company for promoting workplace equality. Additionally, Cigna employees work together to ensure that Cigna has insights into the needs of its LGBT customers, and that Cigna continues to be viewed as an employer that values diversity among customers and employees.

About the Cigna Foundation

The Cigna Foundation, founded in 1962, is a private foundation funded by contributions from Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) and its subsidiaries. The Cigna Foundation supports organizations sharing its commitment to enhancing the health of individuals and families, and the well-being of their communities, with a special focus on those communities where Cigna employees live and work.

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