CIGNA has announced they will top up the pay of staff who go on parental leave to their full pay for 26 weeks and offer another two weeks family leave which can be taken at any time. Click here to read more. I plan to write more extensively about CIGNA's recent announcements, but the decision to offer 28 weeks paid parental leave deserves some prominence on its own. This is an insurer that is willing to put its money where its mouth is. The decision to link the announcement of benefits to staff with the acquisition of OnePath Life is no accident, right now the people most affected by that business decision are the staff. So an announcement for staff, and a decision that may help some staff to make the choice to stay with CIGNA, makes sense.