Cigna Earns Silver in Gartner & 1to1 Media CRM Excellence Awards

  Cigna Earns Silver in Gartner & 1to1 Media CRM Excellence Awards

  *Joint award program spotlights excellence among organizations that take a
    customer-centric approach
  *Cigna's 24/7/365 customer service via social media recognized for
    excellence

Business Wire

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. -- May 6, 2013

Cigna is among the winners in the 2013 Gartner Inc. & 1to1 Media CRM
Excellence Awards, earning a Silver award in the Customer Service Optimization
category for its efforts to provide responsive, customer-focused service via
social media platforms.

The joint awards program spotlights excellence among organizations that take a
customer-centric approach to improving their business performance and have
seen exceptional results from doing so. The winners were selected by a panel
of judges, including Gartner analysts, 1to1 Media editorial staff, and
business experts and were announced at a recent awards ceremony in San Diego.

“The 2013 winners showcase excellence in customer centricity. These 12
customer-focused leaders demonstrate how an enterprise commitment to making
improvements to the customer experience and investing in the right
technologies, processes, and people can lead to real financial gains,” said
Mila D’Antonio, editor-in-chief of 1to1 Media. “1to1 Media honors these
companies for their leadership in support of, and innovations geared toward,
advancing their organizations to becoming customer centric.”

“Social media has presented Cigna with an exciting opportunity to take even
greater ownership of the customer experience – and to strengthen customer
relationships – by meeting our customers on their own terms and through their
preferred forum,” said Brett Browchuk, Cigna senior vice president for service
operations.

Cigna has a team of customer service employees who are dedicated to Cigna's
social media strategy. They monitor approximately 16 different social media
platforms and respond to customer posts within minutes, working offline to
provide a more personalized service interaction by phone or direct email to
resolve customer inquiries and protect privacy and confidentiality.

Like Cigna call centers, this team provides customer service 24 hours a
day/seven days a week/365 days a year. In the first quarter of this year, the
team reached out to 849 customers via these platforms, a 186 percent increase
from the same period last year. In 2012, the team interacted with more than
2,200 customers through social media channels.

Each nomination in the Customer Service Optimization category was judged on
the organization’s use of multiple customer service channels, including the
use of communities, to increase customer engagement and improve business
performance across several criteria. The judges looked at the strategy of
leveraging social technologies and processes, and the results.

This is the ninth year of the Gartner & 1to1 Media CRM Excellence Awards. The
goal of the partnership is to establish a standard of excellence for
customer-focused organizations and honor those companies that provide value to
customers and shareholders by effectively bringing together strategy,
technology and execution to deliver ideal customer experiences.

About The Gartner & 1to1 Media CRM Excellence Awards

Through this joint awards program, 1to1 Media and Gartner spotlight excellence
among end-user organizations that take a customer-centric approach to
improving their business performance and have seen exceptional results from
doing so. The winners were selected by a panel of judges, including Gartner
analysts, 1to1 Media editorial staff, and previous Gartner & 1to1 Media CRM
Excellence award winners.

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 78 million customer relationships throughout the world.
To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or
Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.

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Amy Turkington, 440-934-5385
Amy.turkington@cigna.com
 
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