CIGNA Named “Best Managed Health Care Organization” and “Best Employee Assistance Program”

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Readers of Business Insurance Magazine have chosen CIGNA as offering the nation’s best health plans and employee assistance program in 2008. Now in its fourth year, the Business Insurance Readers Choice Awards recognize the companies that the magazine’s subscribers believe offer the best combination of quality, service, value and innovation.

Readers of Business Insurance Magazine have chosen CIGNA as offering the nation’s best health plans and employee assistance program in 2008. Now in its fourth year, the Business Insurance Readers Choice Awards recognize the companies that the magazine’s subscribers believe offer the best combination of quality, service, value and innovation.

Business Insurance is considered the professional bible of employee benefits producers and customers. Their readers’ naming CIGNA as best for both health plans and assistance programs is an important validation of CIGNA's strategic direction as a health service company, said David Cordani, CIGNA president and chief operating officer. “The Business Insurance Readers Choice Awards demonstrate that the marketplace recognizes CIGNA's commitment to providing the support, tools and services that improve health, well being and sense of security.

Noting that CIGNA's employee assistance program has earned the top honors for all four years of the Business Insurance Readers Choice Awards, Cordani said: “This impressive string of wins reflects the passion and commitment of CIGNA's expert team of professionals, whose members have an average of 23 years of clinical experience in working with individuals to assist them managing life's complexities.

Looking ahead, Cordani said CIGNA is continually seeking ways to improve: We’re actively listening to our customers to develop new ways to make health care simple and personal; prevent disease and keep people well; improve health care quality and cost; and make our services available to more people in more and different ways.

Business Insurance is a weekly publication and Web site providing news and information to senior-level executives from business and industry, government, associations, unions and educational institutions who are responsible for the purchase and administration of corporate insurance/self-insurance, risk management and employee benefits programs.

Business Insurance developed its Readers Choice Awards as a means to recognize industry leaders for service, value, quality and innovation. The top industry companies were chosen in different categories relating to risk management and employee benefits.

About CIGNA

CIGNA provides employers with benefits, expertise and services that improve the health, well-being and security of their employees. With approximately 47 million covered lives in the United States and around the world, CIGNA's operating subsidiaries offer a full portfolio of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits and group life, accident and disability insurance. www.cigna.com