BLOOMFIELD, Conn. & TAMPA, Fla., May 31, 2012 - Cigna (NYSE:CI) and Shriners Hospitals for Children® have reached agreement on a two-year contract that adds all 20 of Shriners' U.S. hospitals in 16 states and their more than 200 employed doctors to Cigna's network. Under the agreement, which is effective June 1, people enrolled in a Cigna health plan will be eligible to receive covered services at in-network rates.
"We're very pleased to add Shriners Hospitals for Children to Cigna's national network," said Thomas Garvey, Cigna's national vice president for network and medical cost management. "Each year thousands of families turn to a Shriners hospital when their children need care, and now, families enrolled in a Cigna health plan will have the security that comes from having these hospitals and services included in Cigna's national network."
"At Shriners Hospitals for Children we improve the lives of our patients by focusing on providing the highest quality care in a family centered environment. We are pleased to be expanding our relationship with Cigna and making our services available to Cigna customers," said Scott R. Laubisch, vice president, Shriners Hospitals for Children.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children®
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate. In the United States, Shriners Hospitals for Children are located in California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington. Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, and other related products including group disability, life, and accident coverage. Cigna has sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, with approximately 70 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.