By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- Cigna (NYSE: CI), a global health service leader, has for the fourth year in a row scored a perfect 100 on the Human Right's Campaign's (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and has been recognized by HRC Foundation as one of the "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."
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Cigna is among just 391 major U.S. businesses to earn top marks on this national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality.
"To score 100 on the CEI for the fourth consecutive year, affirms that Cigna's commitment to diversity and inclusion continues to enable a welcoming and supportive environment for our employees and customers," said Rosanna Durruthy, Cigna's chief diversity officer.
"The diversity of our workforce remains essential to Cigna's mission to help the customers we serve improve their health, well-being and sense of security. In nurturing an inclusive environment, LBGT employees and their allies help us understand and better serve the health and well- being of our LBGT customers and their families," said Durruthy.
Cigna's Health Disparities Council works to eliminate health disparities throughout our communities.
Cigna and the Cigna Foundation also support several LBGT non-profits including The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), Hetrick-Martin Institute, Mazzoni Center, the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective /One Big Event, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), and Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
The 2016 CEI rated 1,024 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.
For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei. 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 89 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com. View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151118005141/en/
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