We are excited to announce that as of August 31, 2012, Cigna's acquisition of Great American Supplemental Benefits Group (GASB) has been completed. This new business positions Cigna as one of the largest producers, distributors and marketers of supplemental health care and related products in the United States.

The organization formerly known as Great American Supplemental Benefits Group (GASB) is now called Cigna Supplemental Benefits. Cigna Supplemental Benefits will focus on developing and delivering high quality Medicare Supplement and Individual Supplemental products that meet the needs of our customers.

The insurance companies involved in the purchase are:

  • American Retirement Life Insurance Company
  • Central Reserve Life Insurance Company
  • Loyal American Life Insurance Company®
  • Provident American Life & Health Insurance Company
  • United Benefit Life Insurance Company

What does this mean to customers of Cigna, HealthSpring or GASB?
You will continue to receive the same high quality services you’ve come to expect. And while this will have no impact on your current benefits, it will mean a broader range of products will be available to you in the future.

What does this mean to Cigna, HealthSpring and GASB Brokers & Agents?
This new relationship will mean more value in our Medicare offering as well as the addition of Medicare Supplement benefits and Individual Supplemental benefits to meet the changing health care and security needs of today’s consumers. We continue to assess products and distribution opportunities and will share more information to our valued business partners as it becomes available in the coming months. For now, it’s business as usual.

Cigna will continue to work with customers and partners to drive positive change in the healthcare product and delivery system. We’re combining the best of both companies’ products and capabilities and are excited about the opportunities ahead. We share a commitment to delivering the highest quality and greatest value in healthcare benefits and services. We appreciate your continued partnership and look forward to working with you.