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  • CIGNA Launches Redesigned, Enhanced www.CIGNA.comFlagship Website Adds New Health and...

    CIGNA Launches Redesigned, Enhanced www.CIGNA.comFlagship Website Adds New Health and Financial Content

    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 1, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today CIGNA has launched a complete redesign of its flagship public Website, The revamped site is designed to be easier for users to navigate and offers users extensive health information and online resources in a newly added Health & Money section.

    "This redesign represents more than a decade's experience of how users interact with our Website, extensive "voice of the consumer" research, and 16 months of development work, to deliver a site designed so that people can quickly and easily obtain the information they want and need," said Jeffrey Wyne, vice president of marketing, CIGNA HealthCare. offers new content encompassing the company's HealthCare, Group and International businesses. A key enhancement is the creation of a Health & Money section that provides health information and decision support tools to help users and their families stay healthy, cope with sudden illness or a chronic condition and effectively engage in their health care throughout their various stages of life. Features of's new Health & Money section include:

    -- In-depth articles about managing chronic conditions, staying healthy, and handling unexpected health events; -- Information for health care financial planning; -- Interactive tools to help estimate health risk factors, identify action steps to improve health, and calculate health savings account and flexible spending account contributions.

    The re-launch of is the first of several online enhancements CIGNA HealthCare consumers and providers may look forward to in 2007. The CIGNA member personal Web portal will be redesigned and enhanced for launch during the first quarter of 2007. The redesigned CIGNA for Health Care Professionals portal,, is also scheduled to launch later in 2007.

    About CIGNA

    As a Business of Caring, CIGNA provides employers with benefits, expertise and services that improve the health, well-being and productivity of their employees. With approximately 47 million covered lives in the United States and around the world, CIGNA's operating subsidiaries offer a full portfolio of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits and group life, accident and disability insurance.

    As of June 30, 2006, 20.4 million individuals were enrolled in a CIGNA medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy or vision plan in the United States. Additionally, 3.9 million people were covered by a CIGNA disability policy, 9.8 million were covered by a CIGNA life insurance policy and 9.1 million were covered by a CIGNA accident policy.

    CIGNA also has 3.7 million life, accident and health policies in force in the Asia Pacific region, Europe and Chile, covers nearly 240,000 expatriate members in more than 170 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 440,000 health care members in the United Kingdom, Spain, Chile and Guatemala.

    Reporters: for the latest news on CIGNA, please visit the CIGNA Newsroom @

    CIGNA Corporation

    CONTACT: Joseph Mondy, CIGNA, +1-860-226-5499,

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