New Thinking for Institutions of Higher Ed

Healthier people

Your faculty and staff are one-of-a-kind. Our approach to health is personal and forward-looking.

Dedicated health coaches focus on each individual and their health risks that can increase disease and costs. This additional support will help bridge gaps in care. Cigna custom fit advocacy programs can help make a difference in people’s lives and help your institution decrease medical costs by up to 6%1.

Our health assessment and trend management system—a Cigna exclusive system—identifies health trends that are most likely to incur higher health costs in the future. This allows us to help your faculty and staff reduce risks, improve their health and avoid high-cost health events. With reports based on cumulative staff and faculty results, we can help you build a culture of wellness that fits your institution and empowers health every day. We’ll help you motivate your employees and achieve your health care cost goals.
 

Lower costs

With Cigna we will help you create a culture of wellness that results in reduced health risks and lower costs. With consumer-driven health plan options, we can help you lower medical cost trends—as much as a 13%1 decrease in the first year alone. 

Workplace incentives and programs are popular and they work. What's healthier than having everyone in your school embrace changes to improve their health? Getting connected to health at work can boost morale and productivity. It's something everyone can get excited about. 

Cigna Collaborative Accountable Care initiatives are also making a difference in the marketplace. We're dedicated to driving down the costs of care with strategies that focus on better health results. Our initiatives with doctors, hospitals and clinics are helping us improve outcomes and costs for customers: 

  • $336 Average Annual Savings per customer2
  • 10% Better Gaps in Care Closure Rate3
  • 7% Lower avoidable ER visits4
Easy to use

We make it easy for institutions of higher learning and their staff and faculty to work with Cigna. We set the bar high when it comes to customer experience. Leading customer service experts such as Information Week, Consumer Health World and Gartner® recognized Cigna for our service.

We’re there when and how people need us. We offer:

  • Award-winning5 online decision support tools that are easy for customers to use. They can compare treatment costs specific to their coverage plan at home or on the go.
  • Access to a network of doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, urgent care centers, dentists and labs. Cigna Global Health Advantage® plans, allow faculty and staff to access the right care at the right time—when traveling and working abroad
  • Live 24/7/365 customer service plus mobile support. Your faculty and staff have around-the-clock needs, and we’re at their service.
Flexible plans and funding options

Our expert team will work with you to develop a custom-fit plan designed with your faculty and staff’s needs in mind.

We offer medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral, vision, disability, life/accident, senior/retiree and international health benefits. If you bundle plans and services, you can save even more on overall benefit costs. One Cigna study showed that clients could experience up to 27% (13-days) shorter short-term disability leave absences by combining Cigna medical and disability management programs2.

Innovative funding options help institutions get the maximum value for their health plan. We offer self-funded (ASO), fully insured and Shared Returns® fully insured funding options.

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