Loneliness in America: What Cigna Learned and What Employers Need to Know

Please join us for “Mind Stretch”, a new webinar series for NBGH members. Mind Stretch sessions will feature fast paced talks, followed by a brief Q&A. These 30-minute webinars and are designed to bring you original research and information on provocative topics.

Our first session features Dr. Douglas Nemecek, Chief Medical Office for Behavioral Health and Elinor Polack, Director External Communications at Cigna.

Several studies in recent years have documented the public health effect of loneliness. A recent survey by Cigna finds that loneliness is widespread in America, with nearly 50 percent of respondents reporting that they feel alone or left out always or sometimes. Other survey results suggest that our workplaces are an important source of our social relationships and that work-life balance is important for avoiding loneliness.

“There is an inherent link between loneliness and the workplace, with employers in a unique position to be a critical part of the solution,” said Douglas Nemecek, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health at Cigna. “Fortunately, these results clearly point to the benefits meaningful in-person connections can have on loneliness, including those in the workplace.”

Join us to learn more about these survey results, the role of the workplace and what we need to know about the workforce of the future.


Douglas Nemecek, M.D, Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health, Cigna
Elinor Polack, Director External Communications, Cigna


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