BLOOMFIELD, Conn. & ORLANDO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
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
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.
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 www.cigna.com.
Gloria Barone, 215-761-4758