RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cigna is expanding
access to health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
marketplace in 63 counties across North
Carolina for 2021. Cigna's plans on the individual exchange
will include a number of features that increase access to quality
health care – all while holding down out-of-pocket costs.
Cigna individual and family plans in North Carolina for 2021 will include:
- New: $0 virtual care that now
includes behavioral health providers* for most plans
- New: Diabetes Care plan** that includes additional $0 benefits for diabetes equipment and
- New: access to Duke Health and WakeMed for health plans in the
Raleigh – Durham area
Cigna is expanding into the following counties for 2021:
- Raleigh / Durham area:
Alamance, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Lee, Person,
Vance and Warren.
- Avery, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Buncombe, Camden, Carteret, Cherokee, Chowan, Clay,
Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin,
Edgecombe, Gates, Graham, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde,
Jackson, Jones, Lenoir, Macon, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Polk,
Richmond, Robeson, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Swain, Transylvania, Tyrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson, and Yancey.
Cigna plans are currently offered in five counties: Chatham, Johnston, Nash, Orange
and Wake. This expansion will
bring the total to 68 counties, enabling Cigna to continue making
health care more affordable, predictable and simple for more people
across the state.
"Cigna has participated in the individual market in North Carolina since 2014, and we are
excited to serve even more people with affordable individual and
family health plans in the future," said Charles Pitts, Cigna market president for the
Cigna's 2021 plans will again include the Patient Assurance
Program*** to cap insulin costs at $25 per month for a 30-day supply of covered
eligible insulin, as well as 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 with offerings that encourage and support
whole-person health – how, when and where our customers want to use
their benefits," said Lisa Lough,
president of Cigna's Individual and Family Plans business. "Our
plans on the individual exchange in North
Carolina 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
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.
More details about Cigna health plans for individuals and
families is available at www.cigna.com/individuals-families.
*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.
***Discounts available with the Cigna Patient Assurance Program.
$25 is the maximum out-of-pocket cost
for a 30-day supply.
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) 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 approximately 190 million customer
relationships throughout the world. To learn more about
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