December 2019

Enhancing support for employees’ emotional well-being

Emotional well-being is critical to overall health and well-being. According to the American Institute of Stress, people who are highly stressed are less likely to eat healthy or to exercise. In fact, stress drives more than 75% of primary care doctor visits.1

For many people, stress manifests itself through anxiety and depression, which could hinder their productivity and engagement at work and at home. Often help is needed to deal with life’s stressors and adapt to change and adversity.

Early next year, Cigna will offer additional services and programs to address the emotional health and general well-being needs of your covered employees and their families – it’s all part of your medical plan. What’s included?

A network for behavioral health.

  • National network of clinicians – counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists.
  • 300+ substance use Centers of Excellence locations.2
  • Convenient virtual counseling sessions (14,000+ clinicians).3
  • Support programs for eating disorders, autism, anxiety, depression, bipolar and more.

Self-service online tools to help covered employees take control of everyday stresses.4

  • Digital therapeutics program with interactive videos and one-on-one coaching to help reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Activities, science-based games and guided meditations to help reduce negative thoughts and boost overall health.

Support to help manage life events.5

  • Three face-to-face visits with a licensed behavioral health provider in Cigna’s employee assistance program network.
  • Unlimited telephone counseling and access to work-life resources.
  • Access to financial and legal services, including debt counseling and more.
  1. Stress: America’s #1 Health Problem, American Institute of Stress, January 4, 2017,
  2. Information based on Cigna data as of May 2019. Subject to change.
  3. Cigna’s virtual behavioral care network as of May 2019. Subject to change.
  4. Program services are provided by independent companies/entities and not by Cigna. Programs and services are subject to all applicable program terms and conditions. Program availability is subject to change.
  5. Employee assistance program services are in addition to, not instead of, your health plan benefits. These services are separate from your health plan benefits and do not provide reimbursement for financial losses. Customers are required to pay the entire discounted charge for any discounted legal and/or financial services. Legal consultations related to employment matters are excluded. Additional restrictions may apply. Program availability may vary by plan type and location, and are not available where prohibited by law.