Newsroom | 15 August 2017

Cigna Recognizes Four Midwest Organizations for Commitment to Employee Health and Wellness

Media Contact:
Phil Mann

CHICAGO - August 15, 2017 - Cigna (NYSE: CI) has recognized four Midwest client organizations in the company's annual Cigna Well-Being Awards, for their strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of employees through their workplace wellness programs.

The recognized organizations, along with selected highlights of the employee wellness programming which merited their selection, include:

AM Castle & Company (Oakbrook, IL.), for their support of workforce biometrics, promotion of annual physicals, educational webinars and multi-media communication platform.

Cook-Illinois Corporation (Oakbrook, IL.), which hired a registered dietician to serve as the company's wellness manager, in support of robust programs which promote healthy eating, annual biometric screenings, weight loss competitions, pedometer giveaways, and a variety of physical activities.

McKinley (Ann Arbor, MI.), for their sponsorship of a "Healthy Living" program which guides employees to achieve biometric targets with the creation of personal wellness plans, and for their commitment to a healthy workplace through their investment in a dedicated wellness coordinator, on-site fitness centers, bicycles, outdoor work space, chair messages and gym membership discounts, among other initiatives.

Schaumburg Park District (Schaumburg, IL.), whose "Take Time for Wellness" initiative has engaged employees through incentives, programs and events designed to support healthier choices.

"Cigna's Well-Being Awards program recognizes employers who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to workplace wellness," said Mike Phillips, President, Midwest Market for Cigna. "These organizations reinforce that creating a culture of well-being is about more than providing programs that promote health; it's also a commitment to guiding others on their personal wellness journey."

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. employers lose more than $225 billion each year in productivity due to employee health problems. Cigna created the Well-Being Award to recognize employer clients that have a positive impact on the health and well-being of their workforce.

Applicants are evaluated based on the core components of their wellness program, including the goals, implementation, incentives, leadership engagement and employee participation. All applications are reviewed and judged by an internal, multi-departmental review committee from Cigna.

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