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Cigna Saints 01 Mar 2018

Cigna New Zealand new naming rights sponsor of Cigna Saints


Wellington’s most successful sporting franchise – the Saints - is aiming for a slam dunk, 3rd consecutive and 11th overall National Basketball league title in 2018 with the backing of new naming rights sponsor Cigna New Zealand.

“The Cigna Saints recognises the importance of being involved in the community and as Cigna is dedicated to helping New Zealanders improve their health and wellbeing, today’s announcement is an exciting partnership between two great brands,” Cigna Head of Sales and Marketing Suzanne de Geus says.

Cigna Saints General Manager Fran Scholey says: “We are thrilled to welcome Cigna into our Saints Family. Our organisation has been built on family values and therefore we pride ourselves in wanting and providing the best opportunities for everyone; that includes the team, sponsors, fans and community.

“Most importantly for us, this partnership with Cigna doesn’t just help the team it also enables the opportunity to help raise awareness and improve the health and wellbeing of not only the Cigna Saints Family but the wider wellington region, through our coaching in schools programme, mentoring and FREE tickets in schools. We are incredibly proud to partner with Cigna New Zealand.”  

The National Basket Basketball League starts April 2018 and runs until the start of August 2018.
Wellington’s TSB Arena will again be the home of the Cigna Saints for all of their nine home games.

de Geus says: “We are excited to bring our passion for health and wellbeing to support a Wellington team, and the greater Wellington community. We wish the Cigna Saints every success during the 2018 season – we are looking forward to being part of their journey to get another national title.”

The Cigna Saints will unveil their new logo, uniform and player announcements at a showcase at TSB on March 15.


 About Cigna New Zealand

Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Ltd is the place that New Zealanders go to for their health, wellness and sense of security solutions.  Cigna has had New Zealander’s backs for nearly a century, and with in-depth local consumer and industry knowledge protects more than 500,000 New Zealanders with insurance policies.  Our products and services include life, funeral, income protection, trauma, accidental death, cancer cover, travel and bill protection insurance.  We also make our products available to partner companies to retail in their own names.  Cigna New Zealand is part of Cigna Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and has an A (Excellent) financial strength rating which was given by A.M Best Company Inc.  Visit for more information and links to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


About Cigna 

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioural health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 95 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit

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