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February 13, 2019 update: Scroll down or click for FAQs about increased retirement benefits.

INDIVIDUAL BENEFIT STATEMENTS ARE NOW ONLINE!

To obtain your individual benefit statement showing the relief you are entitled to from this lawsuit, please click HERE. The statements include the remedy amounts calculated by Class counsel in compliance with the relief methodology ordered by the Court, and also show the remedy amounts calculated by Cigna. Please be advised that Cigna is still not cooperating with Class counsel in calculating the relief amounts (Cigna’s amounts are generally lower) or in implementing the payments.

The Court has set a deadline of January 28, 2019 for Cigna to mail its notices of the increased benefit amounts to the class and has ordered Cigna to pay any past-due lump sums and back benefits no later than February 28, 2019. Please call Prudential Retirement at 1-877-778-2100 if you have any problems receiving your remedy payment (refer to the “Cigna Plan” to reach an appropriate representative). If Prudential does not address your problem, you may contact Cigna’s Plan Administrator, Jill Vaslow, at planadministrator@cigna.com or 1-855-846-0164. As a last resort, please report any issue to the Amara v. Cigna Pension Hotline that Class counsel have set up, by calling 1-866-545-7361 or emailing mycignapension@verizon.net. NEW – You can also report your issue online by clicking HERE.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NOTICE ABOUT INCREASED CIGNA RETIREMENT BENEFITS:

1. When will I receive my CIGNA pension benefit increase?

You should have received a notice from Cigna at the end of January 2019 about your “A+B” retirement benefit as a result of this lawsuit. If your address has changed, you should fill in and submit an Address Verification Form to ensure that you receive notices about the payment of your benefits. You should also contact Prudential Retirement at 1-877-778-2100 to update your records with Cigna (refer to the “Cigna Plan” or provide your Social Security number to speak to an appropriate representative). The Court has ordered Cigna to make all small benefit cashouts and back benefit payments by the end of February.

2. How much will the new CIGNA retirement benefits be?

The increased payments generally fall into three categories depending on if you:

1) Received a lump sum pension benefits distribution in the past. If you received a lump sum pension benefit payment in the past from CIGNA, the amount you received is subtracted from your “A+B” benefit, and you will receive the difference as a monthly payment starting as early as age 55 if you are eligible for early retirement. If the increase is less than $5,000, you will receive a cash lump sum payment.

2) Currently are receiving annuity benefits. If you are currently receiving a monthly pension benefit, you should receive an increased annuity and a “back payment” to account for the benefits you should have been paid since your annuity payments began.

3) Have not received any pension benefits payment in annuity or lump sum form. If you have not started receiving your pension benefits, you are to receive the “A” part of your “A+B” benefit as a monthly payment when you decide to retire, which can be as early as age 55 if you are eligible for early retirement. You can receive the “B” part of your “A+B” benefit at any age as a lump sum or monthly payment.

3. I called Prudential’s number at 1-877-778-2100, but cannot get through. Who do I call?

To speak to someone at Prudential, call 1-877-778-2100 and refer to the “Cigna Plan” or provide your Social Security number to speak to an appropriate representative. If you are an active employee, you can also access the Prudential website through the link on the “Your Cigna Life” (YCL) website. If you still cannot get through to Prudential, please contact Cigna’s Plan Administrator, Jill Vaslow, at 1-855-846-0164 or by emailing planadministrator@cigna.com. As a last resort, please contact the Amara v. Cigna Pension Hotline that Class counsel have set up, by calling 1-866-545-7361 or emailing mycignapension@verizon.net.

4. What if I have problems getting my questions answered by Prudential?

If Prudential does not address your problem, you may contact Cigna’s Plan Administrator, Jill Vaslow, at 1-855-846-0164 or by emailing planadministrator@cigna.com. As a last resort, please report any issue to the Amara v. Cigna Pension Hotline that Class counsel have set up, by calling 1-866-545-7361 or emailing mycignapension@verizon.net.

5. How do I update my address or my name?


Please contact Prudential Retirement at 1-877-778-2100 to update your name or address records with Cigna (refer to the “Cigna Plan” or provide your Social Security number to speak to an appropriate representative). You should also send a copy of the updated information to Class counsel at mycignapension@verizon.net.

6. I believe I’m a member of this class, but I can’t log in on www.mycignapensionrelief.com to get my benefit statement.

The class includes former and current CIGNA employees who participated in the Cigna Pension plan before and after January 1, 1998. If you began working for Cigna after January 1, 1998, or if you terminated employment before 1998, you would not be a member of the class. In addition, some employees who were hired before January 1989 and whose age and service added up to at least 45 on January 1, 1998 were “grandfathered” into the old plan and were not affected by the cash balance changes that occurred in 1998.

If you believe you meet the criteria to be a class member but still cannot login to the website, please send an email to mycignapension@verizon.net.You should also check with Prudential Retirement at 1-877-778-2100.

 

 

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