Express Scripts Partners with TAPS to Provide Critical Support Services to Surviving Military Families
Company Expands its Longstanding Support of Families of Fallen Military Heroes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 2, 2019
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is pleased to announce a continuing partnership with Express Scripts, a leading pharmacy services company, to support families of fallen military service members.
Since 2010, Express Scripts has been a sponsor of the annual TAPS Honor Guard Gala, supporting TAPS services to care for all those grieving the loss of a military loved one. Express Scripts has continued to support TAPS under its new parent organization, Cigna Corporation, a global health service company with a history of supporting transitioning service members, veterans and their families.
“We are honored to support TAPS and all their efforts to help surviving military families whose loved ones gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country,” said Cigna CEO David Cordani. “We stand with the surviving family members of our fallen service members because their loved ones stood and served for all of us.”
For 25 years, TAPS has served as the leading national nonprofit organization providing critical support services to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one. TAPS peer-based programs provide surviving military families with unlimited grief counseling, access to community-based care, casework assistance and a 24/7 Helpline. All services are provided at no cost to families.
“TAPS is grateful to Express Scripts for their commitment to those who serve or have served in defense of freedom, as well as those who grieve a fallen military hero,” said Bonnie Carroll, TAPS President and Founder and 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Express Scripts and Cigna to strengthen the services we are able to provide to bereaved military families at their time of greatest need.”
Cigna is proud to support TAPS as part of its longstanding commitment to our nation’s veterans and their families. Cigna has earned designation as a Military Friendly® Employer by Victory Media for its exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful jobs for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses. Additionally, Cigna operates a 24/7/365 Veteran Support Line for all veterans, their families and caregivers, regardless of whether the veteran is a Cigna customer. The company also offers a weekly Mindfulness for Vets session open exclusively to veterans to help manage chronic stress and pain.
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The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to more than 85,000 survivors of fallen military in the form of peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars and retreats for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and a 24/7 resource and information helpline for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to www.taps.org or call the toll-free TAPS resource and information helpline at 1.800.959.TAPS (8277).
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