NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cigna Corporation,
a global health service company, is launching a Medicare Advantage
(MA) PPO plan in 60 Tennessee
counties – and six adjacent counties – for the first time,
featuring $0 premiums and attractive
The Cigna True Choice Medicare PPO features a host of benefits
that allow Medicare customers to stay safely in their homes during
these times, including telehealth (medical and behavioral health),
$0 copay on home delivery of
prescription drugs through a preferred mail order pharmacy, in-home
fitness resources, virtual physical therapy and home meal delivery
following a hospitalization. The PPO plan provides coverage for
care using out-of-network providers, giving customers more freedom
and flexibility. Higher cost shares may apply.
Other benefits include $0 or
$5 copay for in-network visits to a
primary care doctor, $0 prescription
drug deductible, a dental allowance to be used for preventive and
comprehensive non-cosmetic services at any licensed dentist who
participates in Medicare, vision and hearing services and
acupuncture for lower back pain.
"We're offering our customers more options than ever before, so
they can seek affordable, high-quality care in a way that meets
their lifestyle – whether that's in-person, over the phone or
virtually," said Kim Fleming,
Medicare Advantage president, Tennessee. "No matter the setting, our
Medicare Advantage plans ensure our valued customers get the proper
preventive care, chronic condition management and emotional support
they need during these challenging times."
The new PPO is being offered in the following Tennessee counties: Anderson, Bedford, Benton, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Cannon, Carroll, Cheatham, Clay, Cocke,
Cumberland, Decatur, DeKalb, Fayette, Fentress, Giles, Grainger, Grundy, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hardeman, Haywood, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Loudon, Macon, Madison, Marion, Marshall, McNairy, Moore, Morgan, Perry, Pickett, Robertson, Sequatchie, Sevier, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sullivan, Tipton, Trousdale, Unicoi, Union, Van
Buren, Warren, Washington, Wayne and White.
It also is available in the following border areas: Dade and Catoosa counties in Georgia and Russell, Scott, Washington and Wise counties in Virginia.
Cigna's MA HMO plans in Tennessee continue to reflect outstanding
clinical quality and customer satisfaction as evidenced by the
company's 4.5 Star rated plan out of five Stars in the state for
the 2021 plan year. Every year, the Centers for Medicare &
Medicaid Services (CMS) evaluates plans based on a five-Star rating
system to measure clinical performance and customer experience.
Ratings range from one to five Stars, with five being the highest
and one being the lowest. The PPO plan is too new to be
Cigna also continues to offer $0
premium HMO MA plans across many Tennessee counties – as well as Medicare
Supplement plans and standalone prescription drug plans across
Tennessee to provide customers
with choices for every budget and lifestyle.
For individuals in Tennessee
seeking health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
marketplace, frequently referred to as the individual exchange,
Cigna's plans – available in the Chattanooga, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville and Tri-Cities areas – will offer
$0 virtual care that now includes
behavioral health providers* for most plans – as well as a new
diabetes care plan** available to all customers that includes
additional $0 benefits for diabetes
equipment and supplies.
"Cigna has a long history of delivering affordability and
serving customers in Tennessee
with health plans available to people across Tennessee through area employers, on the
individual exchange, and again offering more choices with our
Medicare Advantage offerings," said Greg
Allen, president, Cigna MidSouth.
Medicare's AEP begins October 15
and continues through December 7.
Individuals interested in enrolling in a health plan on the
individual exchange may do so during the 2021 Open Enrollment
Period (OEP) that begins November 1
and continues through December 15.
Health plans purchased during AEP and OEP are effective
January 1, 2021.
For more details about Cigna's Medicare plans, please visit
www.cigna.com/medicare. For more details about Cigna health plans
for individuals and families at
*Cigna provides access to virtual care through a national
telehealth provider, MDLive located on myCigna, as part of your
health plan. Providers are solely responsible for any treatment
provided to their patients. Video chat may not be available in all
areas or with all providers. This service is separate from your
health plan's network and may not be available in all areas or
under all plan types. Virtual care does not guarantee that a
prescription will be written. Refer to plan documents for complete
description of virtual care services and costs, including other
telehealth/telemedicine benefits. A primary care provider referral
is not required for this service.
**Refer to plan documents for a complete description and list of
diabetes equipment and supplies that are covered at $0.
Cigna Corporation is a global health
service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and
peace of mind of those we serve. Cigna delivers choice,
predictability, affordability and access to quality care through
integrated capabilities and connected, personalized solutions that
advance whole person health. All products and services are provided
exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna
Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company,
Cigna Life Insurance Company of New
York, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Evernorth
companies or their affiliates, Express Scripts companies or their
affiliates, and Life Insurance Company of North America. Such products and services
include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical,
dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits,
and other related products including group life, accident and
disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in over 30
countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 185 million customer
relationships around the world. To learn more about Cigna®,
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All Cigna products and services are provided exclusively by or
through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including
Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Cigna HealthCare of
South Carolina, Inc., Cigna
HealthCare of North Carolina,
Inc., Cigna HealthCare of Georgia,
Inc., Cigna HealthCare of Arizona,
Inc., Cigna HealthCare of St.
Louis, Inc., HealthSpring Life & Health Insurance
Company, Inc., HealthSpring of Florida, Inc., Bravo Health Mid-Atlantic,
Inc., and Bravo Health Pennsylvania, Inc. The Cigna name, logos,
and other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property,
Inc. This information is not a complete description of benefits.
Call 1-800-668-3813 (TTY 711) for more information. Every
year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system.
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Please call our customer service number or see your Evidence of
Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that
applies to out-of-network services. Cigna is contracted with
Medicare for PDP plans, HMO and PPO plans in select states, and
with select State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in Cigna depends on
contract renewal. © 2020 Cigna
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