SOUTH BEND, Ind., October 14, 2015 - Cigna (NYSE:CI) and Memorial Hospital, a community-owned, not-for-profit corporation, have entered into a multi-year contract that adds the hospital and its employed physicians to Cigna's network of participating hospitals and doctors in Indiana. The agreement became effective October 1, 2015.
With this new addition to the network, Cigna customers who receive services from Memorial Hospital will now be covered at the in-network benefit level, according to the terms of their health benefits plan. Customers will have access to inpatient and outpatient care, childbirth classes and pediatric care.
"We are pleased to expand our offerings across Indiana, especially into South Bend, with the addition of Memorial Hospital to our network," said Mike Phillips, Cigna's president and general manager for the Midwest. "Working together with Memorial, we look forward to providing our customers with customer-focused, affordable health care."
"We're delighted that Cigna customers now have in-network access to Memorial's team of innovative doctors," said Diane Maas, vice president of managed care and business development for Beacon Health System, the parent company of Memorial Hospital. "Our relationship with Cigna strengthens the health care community in Indiana and provides a valuable benefit to those who are interested in using our services, but have been unable to do so."
Cigna customers with questions about their plan can call Cigna customer service 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the number on their Cigna ID card.
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About Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital is a community-owned, not-for-profit corporation based in South Bend, Indiana. It is governed by volunteer representatives of the community guided by a mission to improve the quality of life for the people of our community. Services include inpatient care in the licensed 526-bed Memorial Hospital, outpatient care, primary physician care, urgent care, home care and educational programs for adults and children. Memorial Hospital, along with Elkhart General Hospital, is part of Beacon Health System.