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Hurricane Ian - Relief & Recovery Resources

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Below is some information on EAP and disaster resource information.  Please share with employee’s.  Please Note:  EAP is available to all employee’s and household members.

 AlsoFor all Florida residents, Cigna is providing access to its 24x7 telephone help line staffed with qualified clinicians available to speak with people about how to cope with anxiety, stress or other issues. People who do not have health benefits or employee assistance program benefits with Cigna can call 1.866.912.1687 toll-free.



Cigna Employee Assistance Program offers support

Whether anticipating a natural disaster or responding to its aftermath, the impact on affected people can be difficult and stressful. During times of uncertainty and change, whether responding to potentially dangerous environmental emergencies or dealing with other traumatic events, it is especially important to focus on taking good care of ourselves. Cigna provides helpful ideas on physical, mental, and emotional self-care during turbulent times.

Online disaster response resources

A complete listing of disaster assistance resources

Cigna’s Disaster Resource Center is located at; no login is necessary. State-by-State resources are available at the bottom of the page.

EAP counseling and crisis assistance

As always, your EAP is available 24/7 for confidential assistance, crisis support and more. Please remind employees of the EAP toll-free number, 877.622.4327.

For all Florida residents, Cigna is providing access to its 24x7 telephone help line staffed with qualified clinicians available to speak with people about how to cope with anxiety, stress or other issues. People who do not have health benefits or employee assistance program benefits with Cigna can call 1.866.912.1687 toll-free.

Critical incident response services

Cigna EAP offers valuable 24/7 help with critical incident response needs, including onsite services and support. Call the EAP access number above for immediate assistance.

During these times of uncertainty, it is especially important to help employees take care of themselves. If there is any way we can be of support to you during this difficult time, please call the EAP number for immediate assistance.

Emergency Preparedness Tips

Cigna reminds people to take important storm precautions, including:

·       Print a copy of your medication history and keep it with you in a sealed plastic bag.

·       If you have to evacuate, take your medication with you (as well as your medication list).

·       If you’re running low on medicine, call or visit your local pharmacy now and obtain an emergency supply.

Together, all the way.

All Cigna products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company and Cigna Behavioral Health, Inc. The Cigna name, logo, and other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc.913383 a 08/19 © 2022 Cigna.

     Disaster Distress Helpline

SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. 

  • Helpline Brochure (PDF | 587 KB)

  • Optum is offering a free emotional support help line for all people impacted. This help line will be open for two weeks to provide those affected access to specially trained mental health specialists. The company's public toll-free help line number866-447-3573, is available Monday through Friday 8AM – 8PM. This service is free of charge and open to anyone. Specially trained Optum mental health specialists help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs. Callers may also receive referrals to community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): 

› 3 face-to-face counseling sessions with a counselor in your area. 
› Legal assistance: 30-minute consultation with an attorney face-to-face or by phone.* 
› 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 caregiving.
› Pet care: Resources and referrals for pet sitting, obedience training, veterinarians and pet stores. 
› Identity theft: 60-minute consultation with a fraud resolution specialist

Click here to learn more: EAP Flyer 

MDLIVE or Cigna Behavorial Health:

You can talk to a licensed psychiatrist or counselor by phone or video with MDLIVE or Cigna Behavioral Health network. With MDLIVE you can schedule phone and video appointments online. With Cigna Behavioral Health network, you can find a provider and start video counseling by going to, Find Care & Costs.

Click here to learn more: Virtual Care


Talkspace is a digital space for private and convenient mental health support. With Talkspace, you can choose your therapist from a list of recommended, licensed providers and receive support day and night from the convenience of your device. 

Click here to learn more: Talkspace Flyer 


iPrevail is a digital therapeutics platform, designed by experienced clinicians to help you take control of the stresses of everyday life and challenges associated with life’s difficult transitions.

iPrevail helps you: › Overcome feelings of anxiety and loneliness › Reduce negativity and feelings of depression › Decrease stress from relationships, work, school and daily life › Build resilience and positivity

Click here to learn more: Prevail Flyer 


At Cigna, we're committed to helping you take control of your health – and that includes your emotional health. That's why we're partnering with Happify, a free app with science-based games and activities that are designed to help you: 

› Defeat negative thoughts 

› Gain confidence 

› Reduce stress and anxiety 

› Increase mindfulness and emotional well-being 

› Boost health and performance

Click here to learn more: Happify Flyer 


Complimentary live and on-demand webcasts on a wide variety of mental health topics can be found on EAP webcast portal

·        Blueprint for Emotional Wellness

·        Mental Health: Let's Talk About It

·        Why We Worry and What to Do About It

·        Stress and Your Child

·        Bridging Divides: Beyond Agree to Disagree-  LIVE May 4th 1 PM CST

·        Managers: Inclusive Leadership- LIVE May 25th 1 PM 

Questions? Contact Stephanee Phillips, Wellness Coordinator, or 941-764-4927. 

National Mental Health Resources:


(800) 950-6264




(800) 662-4357


 NEW - DIAL 988



- UCLA Mindful: mindfulness/meditation

FitOn:free fitness/workout app   

myNoise – white noise

Additional Resources:

·        Breathing exercises and podcasts

·        The New Lonely: Toady's Loneliness in Children and Adolescents article

·        Mindfulness for Life article