For the 22nd Time, Cigna Marches for Babies

  • Cigna has for 22 years been a national sponsor of March of Dimes
  • In that time Cigna has contributed more than $31 million to March of
    Dimes

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In 25 cities this and next month, Cigna (NYSE: CI) will March
for Babies
. It’s a spring ritual for a company that has been a
national sponsor of March of Dimes every year since 1994.

In that time, Cigna and its people have raised more than $31 million to
help March
of Dimes
give every baby a fighting chance.

Premature birth is a problem with wide-ranging consequences. In the
macro sense, the cost of pre-term birth and its associated health
problems affect the entire health care system and economy. In the micro
sense, many families face from day one the heartbreak of babies with
health challenges, or worse. Cigna supports March of Dimes in its
mission to eliminate pre-term birth.

“Our company has supported March of Dimes for so long because their
efforts affect every one of us. They work to make sure every newborn
gets a healthy start so no one needs to begin parenthood peering into an
incubator,” said David Figliuzzi, executive director of the Cigna
Foundation.

“Beyond the immediate and devastating effects on families, preterm birth
costs our economy billions each year. According to March of Dimes data,
a preterm birth costs companies and individuals more than 12 times the
cost of a full-term birth. That’s not counting the lost productivity
from employees,” Figliuzzi said. “Even people who haven’t been directly
affected by pre-term birth help bear the cost of this stress on our
health care system.”

Cigna employees are actively engaged in the March of Dimes March for
Babies events in their communities nationwide. People can follow their
progress by following #TeamCigna on Twitter
and Instagram.

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. The Cigna Foundation World of Difference grants
provide support for improving children’s wellness, senior care, women’s
health and health equity – the four social priorities for Cigna’s
corporate responsibility platform known as Cigna Connects.

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 www.cigna.com

About the March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy
and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited
from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs.
Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and
birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org.
Find us on Facebook
and follow us on Twitter.

Contacts

Cigna
Judy Hartling, 860-226-6272
Judy.Hartling@cigna.com

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