The history of CIGNA dates back to the incorporation of the Insurance Company of North America in 1792. CIGNA, in its present form, was established in 1982 as a joint-venture between the Insurance Company of North American and the Connecticut General Life Insurance corporations. CIGNA is now recognized as one of the foremost insurance companies in the United States .
With more than 200 years experience as an insurance provider, CIGNA offers comprehensive benefits and services to meet the needs of today's overseas nationals. CIGNA now operates in 28 countries to provide service to expatriates residing in over 170 countries. After China 's entry into the World Trade Organization, CIGNA was the first insurance company permitted to enter the Chinese life insurance market.
Today, CIGNA is the world's largest provider of employer-sponsored health insurance for internationally mobile employees. In order to best serve policyholders, CIGNA developed an online service network that allows policyholders access policy information and manage their plans from anywhere in the world. In 2001, CIGNA.com was named the 'Best of the Web' by Business Insurance. In 2002, myCIGNA.com received the same award.