360 Well-being Study

360 Well-being Study

Read the latest report to understand how people across the world have managed their health and adapted to the changes over the past year.

The Cigna 360 well-being study has been running since 2015, tracking the health and well-being of people across the world. Uniquely, the study records people’s physical and mental health, as well as family, financial, social and work well-being - giving an accurate understanding of people’s Whole Health.

The latest study recorded the opinions of 18,000 people across 21 markets measuring the impact of the pandemic on communities across the world, as well as tracking their aspirations for the future. This includes how people want work life to be structured, or their new priorities in terms of physical and mental health, to the future of the expat experiences, or how they want to access medical care in the future.

Our Reports


Virtual Health Report - Health Care Going Digital

Technology is revolutionizing health care. Virtual appointments and new digital monitoring technologies are improving outcomes for patients, while simultaneously reducing the burden on hospitals and clinics. This report explains how this new technology is giving people the care they need, with the doctor they choose, where and when they want it.
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Expat Guide to Managing Health and Well-being

COVID-19 has thrown the sustainability of the long-term expat lifestyle into question. For people living and working abroad, issues such as lack of mobility, family pressures, stress, concerns about job security and managing health have been felt more acutely since the onset of the pandemic. In this report we look at how well-being scores have fared different groups of expats based on the five whole health components.

Combatting Stress Amongst Your Expat Population – A Guide for HR Managers

The pandemic has seen human resource (HR) managers working tirelessly to ensure employees have the right infrastructure and support to manage their stress so businesses could continue to operate. This guide breaks down the changing preferences for the expat workforce, looking at how they have fared and providing insights for talent managers and business leaders on how they might better support their staff.
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Cigna 2021 State of Work Report

Disruption and uncertainty have defined many people’s experience since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the world moves towards a ‘New Normal’ many companies are implementing return-to-work strategies but it's clear that we cannot simply return to pre-pandemic working norms. This report examines the State of Work in 2021 and people’s aspirations for what work should look like in the future.
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2021 Body and Mind Report

Health and well-being are in the limelight more than ever since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this report we uncover the impacts on Body and Mind, and provide advice from our clinical and wellness experts on how we can take better care of our health and well-being in the evolving pandemic.
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The Impact of the Pandemic on Mental and Physical Health
By Dr. Peter Mills, Medical Director, Cigna Europe

It is fair to say the human race has never been so preoccupied with health as it has been over the last 18 months. This article looks at the specific impacts on our physical, mental, home, work and family well-being.

How to Build Your 360 Well-Being and Whole Health Programme
By Michelle Leung, HR Officer, Cigna International

It’s been a tough 18 months for employers. They’ve had to implement a barrage of health and safety protocols, ask staff to work from home and get their head around furloughs and other government support schemes. This article explains how they can build a 360 Well-being and Whole Health initiative within their organization.
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Introduction to the 2021 Well-Being Study
By Jason Sadler, President, Cigna International

For this seventh annual Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey, we spoke to 18,000 people in 21 markets across five continents about their perceptions of health and well-being based on our five well-being indices of family, financial, physical, social and work.
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COVID-19 is stressing us out. Here’s what you need to know
By Dr. Daniel Ober, Medical Officer, Americas, Cigna International

It’s no secret that our well-being has taken a hit with the coronavirus pandemic. In the Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey, one of the longest longitudinal studies of its kind, we unsurprisingly found indices trending below what we saw pre-pandemic. There were some positive trends, with vaccine rollouts clearly having a beneficial impact compared to what we found in our most recent COVID-19 Impact Study, from December 2020.

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