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• Cigna's integrated medical and disability services help employees stay healthier and on the job
• Award showcases Cigna's innovative case management approach
• Cigna's vocational counselors help provide people better care for their health every day
PHILADELPHIA – May 21, 2011 – Cigna’s Worksite Vocational Services program earned highest honors in the Rehabilitation Case Management category at the Third Annual Case in Point Platinum Awards, created by publisher Dorland Health. The awards recognize the most successful and innovative case management programs that help improve health care across the care continuum.
Cigna's Worksite Vocational Services program helps employers improve their return-to-work programs, educates managers and employees on relevant topics such as using proper ergonomics and managing their own health conditions at work, and provides return-to-work and stay-at-work services to at-risk employees when they need it most.
“Cigna's strong showing in the Case in Point Platinum Awards underscores what’s possible when innovative programs are combined with a passion for improving lives,” said Mark Marsters, senior vice president of operations for Cigna’s disability insurance business. “We congratulate not only our colleagues who developed this award-winning program, but also our case managers who every day help our customers overcome obstacles and lead healthier and more productive lives.”
The award entries were judged by a panel of experts from the clinical and business sectors of health care. Also serving as judges were the staff of Case in Point magazine and Case in Point Weekly. Entries were evaluated based on the proven track record and success of their programs.
Dorland Health, an Access Intelligence, LLC Company, is a leading integrated media publisher in the health care business information industry. It publishes Case In Point, the official magazine of the Case Management Society of America, as well as the Case Management Resource Guide, Case In Point Weekly and various special reports; and it offers industry webinars, award programs and continuing education credits.
“Throughout Disability Insurance Awareness Month in May, we’re focusing on the people behind the benefits. This award is a clear reflection of the innovative ways we help our customers stay healthy and return to health, but also illuminates the great work of the people who make these programs successful,” said Marsters.
The complete list of winners and finalists can be found online at http://www.dorlandhealth.com.
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 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 and vision care benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has approximately 70 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.