Cigna allegedly discriminates against potential hires based on their inherent characteristics, as well as their belief systems. By classifying Christian beliefs as a form of privilege, Cigna has demonstrated that it prioritizes hiring people of other belief systems through its diversity initiatives. Additionally, Cigna does not protect against religious or viewpoint discrimination while advocating for LGBTQ ideologies and causes. For these reasons, Cigna receives a "High Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
A whistleblower revealed that Cigna avoids hiring people if they are “too privileged” based on Cigna’s wide-ranging privilege scale that includes race and religion (1). Cigna received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this means the company has pledged to vet vendors based on LGBTQ policies (2).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Cigna focuses its charitable donations on specific health areas, but it will not donate to faith-based organizations “unless the activities being funded are accessible to the general public and are not aimed at promoting one religion or faith over any other” (1). Cigna has funded faith-based charities, however. Cigna does not have any rules banning religious organizations from its employee donation matching program (2)(3).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Cigna’s nondiscrimination statement does not protect against viewpoint or religious discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Cigna actively advocated for the Equality Act and has publicly committed to multiple acts of advocacy for the LGBTQ movement (1)(2). Cigna also pushes for critical race theory training and classifying people as “oppressors” and “oppressed” and asking for white people to “cede power” to people of color, according to a whistleblower article (3). The training uses a very broad definition of privilege, which includes religious people, and asks them to “check their privilege” while referring employees to extremist literature to re-educate themselves on class, race, and privilege.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
There are no known instances of Cigna contributing corporate funds to ideological organizations or causes hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Cigna has not used its PAC for ideological purposes (1).
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March 21, 2023
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