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CIGNA and Community Health Network Renew Relationship

For release on January 11, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS –January 11, 2011---CIGNA and Community Health Network announced today they have signed a new two-year agreement that continues in-network access for CIGNA customers to Community Hospital North; Community Hospital East; Community Hospital South; The Indiana Heart Hospital; and Community Hospital of Anderson, as well as hundreds of Community physicians.

“We are pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with Community Health Network and continue to offer our Indianapolis area customers access to its high-quality facilities,” said Sue Podbielski, president, CIGNA HealthCare Midwest Markets. “As part of our commitment to advancing the health and well-being of those we serve, we strive to offer a strong network of quality and cost efficient health care choices to meet our customers’ individual needs.”

Through the new agreement, CIGNA customers, including Sagamore Health Network and Indiana Health Network customers, can continue to receive in-patient and out-patient services at in-network rates at Community Health Network’s facilities comprised of five hospitals and more than 450 physicians.

“Our continued participation in the CIGNA network benefits the individuals we both serve in the greater Indianapolis community as we share a commitment to improving health and well-being, “said Bryan Mills, president and CEO, Community Health Network. “We welcome the opportunity to continue providing convenient access to exceptional care for CIGNA customers.”


CIGNA (NYSE: CI) is a global health service and financial company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. CIGNA Corporation's operating subsidiaries in the United States provide an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance. CIGNA offers products and services in over 27 countries and jurisdictions and has approximately 60 million customer relationships throughout the world. All products and services are provided exclusively by such operating subsidiaries and not by CIGNA Corporation. To learn more about CIGNA, visit www.cigna.com. To sign up for email alerts or an RSS feed of company news, log on to http://newsroom.cigna.com/rss. Also, follow us on Twitter at @cigna, visit CIGNA’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/cigna and listen to CIGNA's podcast series with healthy tips and information at http://www.cigna.com/podcasts or by searching "CIGNA" in iTunes

About Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation’s most integrated health care networks, Community Health Network has more than 90 sites of care and 450 integrated physicians throughout central Indiana. This includes Community Hospitals East, North and South in Indianapolis and Community Hospital Anderson; The Indiana Heart Hospital, part of Community Heart and Vascular; Indiana Surgery Centers; Community Physicians of Indiana; Community Home Health Services; MedCheck walk-in care centers and MedCheck Express convenience clinics; Infinity employer health services; nursing homes; and other health care facilities. Community Health Network is committed to getting you well and back to your life. For more information about Community Health Network or to find a physician, call 800-777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com.


Lynda de Widt, Media Relations
Lynda de Widt
Media Relations