CIGNA was formed in 1982 through the combination of the Connecticut General Corporation and INA Corporation. Today CIGNA's logo, the Tree of Life, symbolizes the corporation's culture, mission and products.

Like a strong and healthy tree, CIGNA has deep roots. INA was founded in 1792 in Philadelphia after meetings in Independence Hall. Connecticut General was founded in 1865 in Hartford as a life insurance company. CIGNA's formation in 1982 combined a leading property-casualty insurer with a leading supplier of life insurance and employee benefits. Over time, CIGNA sharpened its focus on health care and related benefits. Today, CIGNA has branched out and grown into a health service company and believes health is intertwined with a sense of well-being and security.

CIGNA HealthCare is one of the largest providers of health care benefits and health services. The organization offers a broad portfolio of medical, pharmacy and specialty health care products and services. CIGNA HealthCare provides select health advocacy programs, which often include information and tools to help people gain the full benefit of available health and wellness resources. CIGNA HealthCare has offerings in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Facts about CIGNA:

(as of Dec. 2007)

National Network:

  • 5,100 Hospitals
  • 541,800 Physicians
  • 57,000 contracted Pharmacies


10.2 million medical members
CIGNA is the best managed care organization and has the best employee assistance program (EAP) according to the 2008 Business Insurance Reader Choice Awards. This is first time CIGNA has been awarded both honors, and the fourth year in a row that CIGNA has been named for the best EAP.

In 2005, CIGNA expands Consumer Directed programs and receives top awards for "Best Health Plan Initiative for Consumer Directed Health Care" and "Best Technology Introduced by a Health Plan Organization for Employee/Consumer Choice."

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