CIGNA Behavioral Health's Employee Assistance Program Recognized for Third Consecutive Year as the 'Readers Choice' for the Best Overall EAP by Business Insurance

Aug 20, 2007, 01:00 ET from CIGNA Behavioral Health

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Aug. 20, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Readers of
 Business Insurance Magazine once again chose CIGNA Behavioral Health's
 (CBH) Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as the best EAP in the industry.
 Selected from among ten of the largest EAP companies for the publication's
 "Readers Choice Awards", CBH was recognized for its long-term commitment to
 service, value, quality and innovation.
     "This award reflects the passion and commitment of CIGNA Behavioral
 Health's EAP team to consistently deliver high quality service and support
 to our customers and their employees. We are extremely proud and pleased
 that our efforts have once again been recognized by the readers of Business
 Insurance," said Keith Dixon, president of CIGNA Behavioral Health. "Our
 team, each member of which averages 23 years of clinical experience, works
 with individual members to assist them in developing strategies to manage
 life's complexities."
     The CIGNA Behavioral Health EAP includes services for members and their
 families, in addition to resources for business managers. Members can
 contact CBH by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and directly access
 network providers with no referrals. Over 80% of members calling have
 concerns related to stress, marital/partner concerns, life changes, mood or
 anxiety issues, depression, career/job concerns, childcare and financial
 and legal issues. Personal advocates and wellness coaches help guide
 members through their benefits and assist with action plans.
     Many complementary, self-service resources are also available
 including: online tools such as interactive coaching and personal health
 assessments, provider searches, Healthy Rewards(R) discounts on health and
 wellness products and services, and over 1,500 articles in an online health
 information library.
     For employers, both face-to-face counseling and telephonic coaching
 options can be paired with other work-life and online services, offering
 the flexibility to meet evolving workplace needs. Communication tools and
 educational materials are also available to help generate awareness and
 increase appropriate benefit utilization. In addition, a team of employer-
 focused specialists is available to provide guidance to business managers
 for a variety of on-the-job issues.
     About the Business Insurance Magazine Readers Choice Awards
     Business Insurance developed its Readers Choice Awards as a means to
 recognize industry leaders for service, value, quality and innovation. The
 top industry companies were chosen in different categories relating to risk
 management and employee benefits. Winners were selected through
 confidential balloting of magazine subscribers and can be found in the
 August 21 magazine edition.
     About CIGNA Behavioral Health
     CIGNA Behavioral Health provides behavioral care benefit management,
 EAPs and work/life programs to consumers through health plans offered by
 large U S employers, national and regional HMOs, Taft-Hartley trusts and
 disability insurers. CIGNA Behavioral Health, with headquarters in Eden
 Prairie, MN, operates Five care management centers around the U. S. in
 support of a national network of more than 56,800 independent
 psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers and more than
 5,100 facilities and clinics. For more information, visit

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