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Cigna
COVID-19
Examining the mental health impacts of the pandemic

This update applies to our clients with Cigna Group Insurance products:

During times of crisis and certainly a disruption of this scale, our commitment to help people, families, and communities achieve peace of mind feels more critical than ever.

New research published by Express Scripts, a Cigna company, examines the use of medications to treat depression, insomnia, and anxiety. Among other trends, the report shows these prescriptions increased 21 percent between February 16 and March 15, peaking the week ending March 15, when COVID-19 was declared a pandemic1.

In this week’s Cigna COVID-19 Podcast Series, hear from Cigna Group Insurance Lead Psychiatrist, Dr. Aneta Predanic, and Product Strategy Senior Director, Jenny Merrithew, as they discuss the details of this report and offer tips to help employers engage and support employees who may be struggling:




Support is available to you and your employees from our Life Assistance Program* and Cigna’s Coronavirus Resource Center, Cigna.com/COVID19, includes mental health and well-being resources.

For those Cigna clients and customers with medical coverage, additional support is available from Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources, virtual behavioral care, and/or digital tools, depending on plan coverage.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Cigna representative or CGIQuestions@Cigna.com.


1 2020 America State of Mind Report


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*The Cigna Life Assistance Program is NOT insurance and does not provide reimbursement for financial losses. Full terms, conditions and exclusions are contained in the applicable client program description, and are subject to change. Programs are provided through third party vendors who are solely responsible for their products and services. Program availability may vary by plan type and location, and is not available where prohibited by law. These programs are not available under policies insured by Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York.

All Cigna products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Behavioral Health, Inc., Life Insurance Company of North America, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York (New York, NY), and HMO or service company subsidiaries of Cigna Health Corporation and Cigna Dental Health, Inc. The Cigna name, logo, and other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc.

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