CORRECTING and REPLACING Cigna Makes $10K Contribution to Helmets to Hardhats for Returning Military Members

Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:27pm EDT

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CORRECTING and REPLACING Cigna Makes $10K Contribution to Helmets to Hardhats for Returning Military Members

  • Cigna celebrates Helmets to Hardhat’s 10th anniversary with $10K Donation
  • Rich history at Cigna working with veterans
  • Helmets to Hardhats is a nonprofit program that teaches and places military service members into building and construction careers

The end of the first paragraph should read: ...Sean McGarvey President of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO. (sted: ALF-CIO). The same change is also made to the photo caption.

Robert Schwartz, Director of Wounded Warrior Program, Kim Bimestefer, President of Taft-Hartley & Fe ...

Robert Schwartz, Director of Wounded Warrior Program, Kim Bimestefer, President of Taft-Hartley & Federal Business Segment for Cigna, Darrell Roberts, Executive Director of Helmets to Hardhats, Sean McGarvey, President of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO and Col. Robert Yost, Director of Transition Strategic Outreach. (Photo: Cigna Corporation)

The release reads:

CIGNA MAKES $10K CONTRIBUTION TO HELMETS TO HARDHATS FOR RETURNING MILITARY MEMBERS

  • Cigna celebrates Helmets to Hardhat’s 10th anniversary with $10K Donation
  • Rich history at Cigna working with veterans
  • Helmets to Hardhats is a nonprofit program that teaches and places military service members into building and construction careers

Cigna (NYSE:CI) presented Helmets to Hardhats with a $10K donation during a special 10th anniversary event at the National Building & Construction Trades Department's Legislative Conference on April 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Kim Bimestefer, president for the Taft-Hartley & Federal Business Segment, made the presentation to Darrell Roberts Executive Director of Helmets to Hardhats and Sean McGarvey President of the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO.

“By supporting Helmets to Hardhats we can help military service members reach their full potential of health, well-being and sense of security. This program allows veterans to maintain a career, benefits and an appropriate standard of living,” said Kim Bimestefer, president for Cigna's Taft-Hartley & Federal Business Segment.

“Thank you to Cigna for its donation and its support of Helmets to Hardhats and helping military members who have given so much in defense of our nation. This work can only be done with the help and support of those who believe that completion of military service deserves more than just a handshake,” said Helmets to Hardhats Executive Director Darrell Roberts.

“Cigna has a rich history of working with veteran’s groups,” said Bimestefer. Cigna Project Hero is a new IT recruitment program being piloted within Cigna IT that will recruit veterans. Cigna managers will work with human resources to identify open vacancies across the IT organization as potential opportunities for veteran hires.

Cigna’s veteran Colleague Resource Group (CRG) is comprised of veterans, friends and family of veterans, and employees at Cigna and assists veteran-employees to thrive at Cigna. “The unique and important knowledge from our veteran-employees helps us meet the needs of Cigna’s veteran customers,” said Bimestefer. The group also works toward improving Cigna’s participation in organizations dedicated to recruiting, retaining and leveraging the expertise of veterans, raises awareness and helps veterans manage their careers.

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 approximately 78 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®,including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.

About Helmets to Hardhats

Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry. The program is designed to help military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the construction industry.

Cigna Corporation
Jill Holliday, 860-226-2094
Jill.Holliday@cigna.com