The State of Loneliness in America

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 26, 2:00 pm ET


Suart L. Lustig, M.D., M.P.H., National Medical Executive, Behavioral Health at Cigna

Paul Montanari, Vice President of Operations, Cigna Group Insurance


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There are 330 million Americans,1 yet Cigna’s 2020 Loneliness Index2 shows we are lonely and getting lonelier.

Three in five adults (61%) surveyed say they are lonely, according to the report and loneliness in Americans is up 7-percentage points from their last study done in 20183. Why?

  • Not enough social support
  • Too few meaningful social interactions
  • Poor physical mental health
  • Not enough balance in our lives

Now, we find ourselves facing the novel coronavirus pandemic and loneliness is expected to worsen with the implementation of social distancing, increase in remote workers, and changes in employment status. The impacts of loneliness can be profound — not just for individuals — but for businesses, too.

Join us on May 26 at 2:00 PM for a webinar on the State of Loneliness in America. Cigna’s National Medical Executive, Behavioral Health, Dr. Stuart Lustig and Cigna Group Insurance, VP Operations, Paul Montanari, will help employers think through strategies and tools they can implement to better support the needs of their employees — whether or not they are at the workplace or at home.

In this session you will:

  • Learn about Cigna’s Loneliness Study and how the current environment contributes to the epidemic of loneliness in the U.S.
  • Explore strategies that can help you identify at-risk individuals early and ensure employees are engaging in services and benefit programs available to support them
  • Learn how you can create a sense of community for employees to help them feel connected and supported whether at work or at home

Replay the webinar now!


1. United States Census Bureau. (n.d.). U.S. and World Population Clock. Retrieved January 7, 2020 from

2. 2020 Cigna Loneliness Index

3. 2018 Cigna Loneliness Index


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