Cigna, Cigna Foundation and Cordani Foundation Partner To Bring More Health Resources to Communities Nationwide

  • Go. Know. Take Control. Health Improvement Tour begins Oct. 29
    in Phoenix
  • Mobile clinics will deliver free nationwide biometric screenings and
    health coaching
  • Goal is to elevate health awareness and help identify potential health
  • Cordani Family Foundation donating funds for screenings at
    universities and underserved communities

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cigna (NYSE: CI) is revving up its community health and wellness efforts
and announced today it will sponsor a cross-country Go. Know. Take
Health Improvement Tour. The multi-city tour will kick off
Oct. 29, 2016 in Phoenix, delivering health screenings and health
coaching free-of-charge throughout the remainder of 2016 and into 2017.

Across the country, Cigna will bring mobile clinics for biometric
screenings to communities where people can learn their blood pressure,
blood sugar, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI) – which Cigna calls
the Core Four. These are the key health numbers that underlie the
majority of health costs, as evidenced in recent Cigna studies showing
that knowing the Core Four can identify risks for major chronic diseases
such as diabetes and heart disease. Health coaches will be onsite to
help people understand their Core Four numbers and explain how to take
follow-up steps.

The Health Improvement Tour is Cigna’s latest demonstration of its
mission to improve health, well-being and sense of security. To help
provide access to care for those in need and extend the reach of the
tour, the Cordani Family Foundation – begun by Cigna CEO and President
David M. Cordani – is donating funds to pay for the costs associated
with bringing these screenings to universities and underserved
communities. The Cigna Foundation will assist in outreach to these
underserved communities.

“Knowing these Core Four numbers is fundamental to a person’s ability to
take control of his or her health. Supported by health coaches, knowing
these foundational numbers can dramatically impact quality of life and
personal health expenses. Through the Health Improvement Tour, we’re
meeting people where they are, right in their communities, so we can
have a direct impact on helping them improve their health and
well-being. All health care is local and personal, and this is a great
way to help consumers where they work, play and live,’’ Cordani said.

Cigna’s intent behind the Health Improvement Tour is to elevate health
awareness and to help people catch chronic or acute conditions at an
early stage while they are treatable. The tour spreads the Go. Know.
Take Control
message of Cigna’s America’s
TV Doctors campaign
, which debuted in September across a
multi-media, multi-channel platform. The campaign encourages all
Americans to have an annual checkup as the first step in learning their
key health numbers and accessing the preventive care covered by most
health plans.

The Health Improvement Tour is an expansion of Cigna’s corporate
responsibility and philanthropic efforts to bring industry-leading
health and wellness programs to communities throughout the country.
Cigna’s innovative approach focuses on engaging individuals in their
health, addressing each person across the spectrum of his or her
physical, mental, emotional and financial needs, and partnering with
health care professionals.

Cordani has a long-standing commitment to the principles of expanded
affordable access to health care for all, and, under his leadership,
Cigna has grown its presence on the insurance marketplace for
individuals. Cordani has been a consistent voice in Washington, D.C. to
build a sustainable health care system, and most recently led Cigna’s
opioid program to help curb the nation’s drug epidemic. His passion for
wellness is exemplified by his personal involvement in the Cigna Health
Awareness Tour of 2006, a cross-country bicycle tour that carried the
message of wellness directly into communities, and through his
participation in numerous charitable bike rides and races. Cordani also
has served as a running guide for members of the Achilles team of
wounded warriors at the Boston Marathon and the Walt Disney World®

“The Health Improvement Tour embodies all that it means for Cigna to be
a health service company, moving beyond insurance for sick care to
helping people understand their health risks and prevent chronic
disease, which robs too many people of their full participation in a
high quality of life,” Cordani said.

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
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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.


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