BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Sept. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cigna Corp, a
global health service company, is enhancing its offerings to
customers who access health coverage through the Affordable Care
Act (ACA) marketplace, frequently referred to as the individual
exchange. Cigna's plans will include a number of features that
increase access to quality health care – all while holding down
These offerings will be available in 80 new counties in 2021
representing a 27 percent growth in customer reach. This growth
will enable Cigna to make health care more affordable, predictable
and simple for more people across the country.
"Our first priority is to ensure that our customers have access
to the care they need – especially in this unprecedented time,"
said Brian Evanko, president of
Cigna's government business. "We have maintained a continuous and
growing presence in the individual exchanges since their launch in
2014, and are excited by the opportunity to serve even more
customers in 2021 and beyond."
In 2021, Cigna is offering individual and family plans on the
individual exchanges for more than 300 counties spanning 10 states:
Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, North
Utah and Virginia.
Key features that Cigna customers will enjoy include:
- $0 virtual care that now includes
behavioral health providers* for most plans;
- A new diabetes care plan** available in most counties that
includes $0 benefits for diabetes
equipment and additional supplies; and
- Coverage for holistic services including acupuncture in select
Enhancements added last year – such as the Patient Assurance
Program*** to cap insulin costs at $25 per month for a 30-day supply of covered
eligible insulin, and access to a customer loyalty program in most
markets that rewards healthy lifestyle activities – are included as
Cigna's 2021 plans will also include smarter digital
interactions to better connect customers to care and medications,
including access to the myCigna mobile app and Cigna One
Guide to help customers navigate the highest quality and
cost-effective providers, best sites of care and health tools.
Cigna's real time benefit check program will increase financial
predictability for customers. With this program, doctors can
quickly and easily know the cost of treatment options during an
appointment with a Cigna customer, which helps facilitate more
informed and meaningful discussions among doctors and patients.
"Cigna remains deeply committed to providing affordable access
to quality care – when and where our customers want to use their
benefits – with offerings that encourage and support whole-person
health," said Lisa Lough, president
of Cigna's Individual and Family Plans business. "Our plans on the
individual exchange are designed with an understanding of our
customers' needs and preferences for their health care, delivered
in a collaborative relationship with physician partners across the
country – many of whom are in value-based care arrangements."
People interested in enrolling in a health plan on the
individual exchange may do so during the 2021 Open Enrollment
Period (OEP) that begins Nov. 1 and
continues through Dec. 15. Health
plans purchased during OEP are effective Jan. 1, 2021. People in Colorado may enroll in a plan on the state's
health insurance marketplace, where open enrollment continues
through Jan. 15, 2021.
For more details about Cigna health plans for individuals and
families, click here.
*Cigna provides access to virtual care through national
telehealth providers as part of your health plan. $0 telehealth benefit not available for all plans
in CO. Some plans may apply a copay, coinsurance or deductible.
Refer to plan documents for a complete description of virtual care
services and costs, including other telehealth/telemedicine
**Refer to plan documents for a complete
description and list of diabetes equipment and supplies that are
covered at $0.
available with the Cigna Patient Assurance Program. $25 is the maximum out-of-pocket cost for a
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, 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 throughout the world. To
learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on
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