Cigna Honors Members of Armed Forces as Presenting Sponsor of the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon | Business Wire

QUANTICO, Va. &. BLOOMFIELD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global health service company Cigna (NYSE:CI) has joined the 43rd Marine

Corps Marathon® (MCM) as a presenting sponsor to honor and

thank U.S. military members, veterans and their families and to support

health and wellness in the community. The MCM has traditionally been

recognized for the enthusiastic dedication and steadfast patriotism

demonstrated by the more than 30,000 runners and a multitude of

spectators participating in the historic 26.2-mile journey through the

nation’s capital.

“Cigna’s Marine Corps Marathon sponsorship reflects our gratitude for

the service of military men and women. For the sacrifices made by

their families,” said David M. Cordani, President and CEO of Cigna. “I

am awed by the sheer force of the human spirit and by what each person

can achieve with the support of a strong and caring community – both of

which are on full display during the Marine Corps Marathon.”

“The Marine Corps Marathon is a celebratory event that recognizes the

honor, courage and commitment of both the runners and the Marines. Cigna

is an ideal partner in this mission. Renowned leaders in the healthcare

field, Cigna has demonstrated an on-going and sincere appreciation for

the military community and the veterans who have served our country,”

said Rick Nealis, Director, Marine Corps Marathon Organization.

In support of its mission to improve the health, well-being and sense of

Cigna Launches New Medicare Advantage Plan in Nashville Area | Business Wire

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global health service company Cigna today announced it will launch a new Medicare Advantage (MA) plan in the Nashville metropolitan area. In addition to Cigna’s existing Medicare Supplement, Part D and MA HMO plans for the region, a new MA PPO offering will first be available for Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP). All plans will be effective on January 1, 2020.

Residents of Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties who are eligible for Medicare will be able to sign up for Cigna’s new True Choice PPO plan during AEP, which begins Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7. The plan includes benefits such as $0 monthly premiums and no referrals required for doctors at in-network providers.

Cigna’s Medicare Advantage plans in Tennessee have received 4.5 out of five Stars from Medicare based on quality and customer satisfaction for 2020.

“At Cigna, we are dedicated to providing our customers with a choice of Medicare Advantage health plans for every budget and to connect new customers with providers and services that promote their overall health and wellness, both body and mind,” said Kim Fleming, Market President, Tennessee Medicare Advantage.

In addition to $0 premiums and no referrals, the True Choice PPO plan from Cigna also includes the following benefits:

$5 primary doctor copay $0 drug deductible $0 copay for many prescription drugs Dental allowance of up to $1,000 for preventive or comprehensive non-cosmetic dental services at any licensed provider Vision and hearing services Fitness program, which includes access to most YMCAs and access to classes where available (both at the YMCAs and other in-network facilities). Meal benefit following hospital discharge Credit of up to $300 toward your annual Part B premium Acupuncture allowance of up to $300 annually 24-hour health information line Telehealth

Cigna’s HMO offerings include $0 premium plans with competitive benefits for the Nashville area, such as $5 copays to see specialists and...

security of the people and communities it serves, Cigna will also be the

presenting sponsor of the MCM

Health & Fitness Expo. Cigna’s cross-country Go. Know. Take

Control® Health Improvement Tour will have its

mobile clinic on site and will provide free individual health screenings

for four key numbers: blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and Body

Mass Index (BMI). Health coaches will be on site at the Expo to explain

to people what their numbers mean and offer next steps to manage health.

The two-day Expo is located at the Gaylord National Resort and

Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland on Oct. 26-27, 2018. The

Cigna Health Improvement Tour mobile unit will also be at the Finish

Festival on October 28.

In addition to serving as a presenting sponsor, Team Cigna runners will

participate in the MCM and the MCM10K on Oct. 28, 2018. The team will

include Cigna employees, executives, clients and partners, including

Achilles International, a non-profit organization that helps people with

disabilities participate in mainstream athletic events. Several Team

Cigna employees will serve as guides to Achilles runners and employees

will also serve as MCM event volunteers.

Cigna’s sponsorship of the Marine Corps Marathon adds to an array of

Cigna initiatives designed to encourage health and wellness and to

support veterans nationwide. For example, Cigna offers a National Veteran

Support Line for veterans, their families. Caregivers –

available at no cost by calling 855-244-6211, 24 hours a day, 365

days a year, as well as mindfulness groups exclusively for veterans. The

Cigna Foundation has provided grant funding to the Iraq and Afghanistan

Veterans of America (IAVA) to help expand its Rapid Response Referral


In addition, Cigna has earned the designation as a Military

Friendly® Employer by Victory Media and has a dedicated

Colleague Resource Group within the company that focuses on the needs of

employees and customers who are veterans, as well as veterans and their

caregivers within the communities where Cigna operates.

About Marine Corps Marathon Organization:

The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), known as “The People’s Marathon,”

promotes physical fitness and generates community goodwill while

showcasing the high standards and discipline of the United States Marine

Corps. Annually ranked as one of the largest marathons in the US and the

world, the MCM welcomes runners from all 50 states and more than 60

countries. The 43rd MCM, coordinated by the Marine Corps Marathon

Organization (MCMO), will be held Oct. 28, 2018 in Arlington, VA. The

MCM is presented by Arlington County, Brooks, Cigna. Leidos. No

federal or Marine Corps endorsement is implied. #RunWithTheMarines

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. Other

related products including group life, accident and disability

insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in over 30 countries and

jurisdictions. Has more than 95 million customer relationships

throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to

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Jim Angstadt
Communications Manager
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Marine Corps Marathon
Ashley Topolosky
Public Relations Coordinator
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