Cigna Programs

More than just insurance

As a Harris County employee enrolled in the Cigna medical plan, you have access to a variety of programs and services to help make your life easier - and healthier. 


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

As an employee or retiree you have access to a valuable Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by Cigna at no additional cost. EAP personal advocates will work with you and your household family members to help you resolve issues you may be facing, connect you with the right mental health professionals, direct you to a variety of helpful resources in your community and more.

Cost

  • No cost to you
  • Can share EAP with someone in your household

EAP Services
The EAP offers access to face-to-face counselors in your area, as well as Cigna EAP phone consultants to help process life stresses and improve well-being.

  • Counseling - Each person may use up to 8 face-to-face counseling sessions per issue per year.
  • Legal assistance - 30-minute consultation with an attorney face-to-face or by phone (employment-related issues not covered)
  • Financial - 30-minute telephone consultation with a qualified specialist on topics such as debt counseling or planning for retirement
  • Parenting - Resources and referrals for childcare providers, before- and after-school programs, camps, adoption organizations, child development, prenatal care and more.
  • Eldercare - Resources and referrals for home health agencies, assisted living facilities, social and recreational programs and long-distance care giving.
  • Pet care - Resources and referrals for pet sitting, obedience training, veterinarians and pet stores.
  • Identity theft - 60-minute consultation with a fraud specialist.

How to Get Started

  • Contact Cigna any day, anytime - 1.800.244.6224
  • Log in or register at myCigna.com

Apps & Activities

Stay motivated with the Cigna Apps & Activities mobile app! Cigna's Apps & Activities is an online tool for those looking for fun new ways to engage in their health and well-being—and even earn rewards for doing so. It puts the power to improve your health right at your fingertips!

  • Connect and Compete - Start or join a fitness challenge, then compete with friends, family and coworkers.
  • Pursue Success - Improve your health one step at a time by setting "pursuits" and sticking with them.
  • Track Your Progress - Automatically share information with Cigna coaches and stay motivated.
  • Earn rewards - Earn 20 stars within the app to receive one credit toward the Healthy Actions Medical Plan.

To get started, look for Apps & Activities under the Wellness heading on myCigna.com or find more details here!

Health Coaching

Looking for support to reach your health goals? With the Cigna Health Coaching program, you have access to nurses, dietitians and clinicians who will listen, understand your needs and help you find solutions - even when you don't know where to begin. A health coach can help you:

  • Manage a chronic condition like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and more
  • Improve your lifestyle by teaching you ways to cope with stress, quit tobacco use, maintain good eating habits, manage or lose weight, and more
  • Understand your health assessment results
  • Reach other health goals you may have

In Person
Meet one-on-one with a Cigna health coach located at 1310 Prairie St. on the 9th floor. Call 713.274.5500, Option 5.

By Phone
Connect with a Cigna health coach by phone by calling 1.800.244.6224

Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies

When you're pregnant, your body undergoes major changes. The Cigna Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies® program is designed to help you and your baby stay healthy during your pregnancy and in the days and weeks following your baby's birth.

Find support early and often

  • Tell us about you and your pregnancy so we can meet your needs.
  • Ask us anything - your coach, who is a nurse, is there to support you during your whole pregnancy.
  • You’ll also receive a pregnancy journal with information, charts and tools to help you have a healthier nine months and a healthier baby.

Get rewarded for making smart choices
When you participate and complete the program, you are eligible to receive:

  • $250 incentive if you enroll by the end of your first trimester; or
  • $125 incentive if you enroll by the end of your second trimester

How to enroll
Call Cigna at 1.800.244.6224 to enroll as soon as you know you are pregnant.

Harris County Employee Wellness
1310 Prairie, Suite 970
(713) 274-5500, Option 9 | wellness@bmd.hctx.net