Cigna Wins eValue8 Performance Award

  Cigna Wins eValue8 Performance Award

   Northeast Business Group on Health Names Cigna “Best in Market” for 2012

  *Tops among the major carriers measured in the Northeast area
  *Earns highest total score in health care cost and quality improvement

Business Wire

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. -- January 8, 2013

Global health service company Cigna (NYSE:CI) is pleased to announce it has
been awarded the eValue8^TM Performance Award for the Northeast area for 2012
by the Northeast Business Group on Health.

The Northeast Business Group on Health is a not-for-profit coalition of more
than 150 employers, providers, insurers and other organizations working
together to improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care in New
York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Cigna was tops among the major carriers measured in the Northeast area, based
on eValue8, a nationally recognized health care purchasing and quality
improvement assessment process developed by the National Business Coalition on

“Cigna is dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and
sense of security,” said Cigna’s Ann Asbaty, chief operating officer, National
Accounts. “We are proud to be recognized as a leader in health plan
performance by an organization focused on improving the quality while reducing
the cost of health care.”

The selection criteria includes information about how health service providers
manage critical processes that control costs, reduce and eliminate waste,
ensure patient safety, close gaps in care, and improve health and health care.
Plans and purchasers receive objective scores enabling comparison of plans
against regional and national benchmarks and a road map for improvement.

Cigna earned the highest overall total score in the seven categories used to
assess health plan performance including consumer engagement, plan profile,
provider measurement, pharmaceutical management, prevention and health
promotion, chronic disease management and behavioral health.

“We are thrilled to recognize and honor Cigna for providing outstanding health
care value to employers and other purchasers in the Northeast,” said Laurel
Pickering, president and CEO, Northeast Business Group on Health. “Cigna’s
commitment to working with employers is strong and clearly demonstrates their
dedication to helping transform the health care system and improve the health
of their customers. We congratulate Cigna on earning this award.”

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 approximately 71 million customer relationships throughout the world.
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