Jim Angstadt, 215-761-8748
KANSAS CITY, Mo., 23 November, 2015 - Cigna (NYSE:CI), a leading provider of employer-sponsored group health plans in the state and across the U.S., has begun offering a Medicare Advantage health plan in Kansas City for the 2016 Medicare open enrollment period. The new offering represents an expansion of Cigna's product and clinical collaboration capabilities already in Missouri.
Customers who enroll in Cigna's Medicare Advantage plan, which has a $0 premium, will have access to care provided by the region's leading health care organizations. The network includes St. Luke's Health System, North Kansas City Hospital/Meritas, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Providence Medical Center, Saint John Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center and reaches more than 1,200 primary care doctors and specialists affiliated with these hospitals.
"Our Medicare Advantage plans bring even more value and access to quality care within reach for Medicare-eligible Americans in Kansas City," said Sheffield Young, general manager for Cigna's Medicare programs. "By working together with doctors and other health care professionals, we can help our customers receive personalized care at an affordable cost."
"Our products, services and network are built around understanding our customers. Expanding our presence in Kansas City means that we will now have the opportunity to help our customers gain access to greater quality care at every stage of life," said Frank Monahan, Cigna president for MidAmerica.
Cigna's physician engagement model centers on a collaborative relationship with health care professionals to tailor products and services specific to the needs of the Medicare population. For Cigna customers, this means that doctors spend more time understanding their health to identify possible health risks. By focusing on preventive care, doctors can diagnose health conditions early, which creates the opportunity for individuals to make healthy changes.
Cigna's 2016 Medicare options include a wide range of health and prescription drug plans, as well as supplemental plans. All plans offer extra benefits not covered under Original Medicare and are designed to help customers better manage their health while limiting out-of-pocket medical expenses. For 2016, Cigna will also offer its expanded fitness benefit with the Silver&Fit program.
Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in Cigna's 2016 Medicare Advantage plan during the annual election period, which runs from October 15, 2015 to December 7, 2015. To learn about complete plan details in Kansas City and access free educational materials, please call toll free 866-625-2504 seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or visit www.cignamedicare.com.
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