Newsroom | 16 October 2017

Cigna-HealthSpring’s Medicare Advantage Plans for 2018 Emphasize Affordable, Stable Premiums and Coordinated Care by Local Physicians


Doug Bennett Jr.

  • More Than 70 Percent of Company’s Plans Include $0 Copay to See Primary Care Physician
  • Most of Company’s Plans Include Fitness Program to Facilitate Physical Activity
  • Transportation Available to Qualifying Customers in Some Plans at No Extra Cost
  • Dental, Vision, Hearing Coverage Available in Most Plans
  • Two Prescription Drug Plans Offered in All States

NASHVILLE, Tenn., 16 October, 2017 - Cigna-HealthSpring’s Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and Medicare Advantage Plans with Prescription Drug Coverage (MAPD) for the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP) emphasize stable premiums and physician engagement along with a number of additional benefits, such as fitness memberships and dental, vision and hearing coverage. Open enrollment began Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7. It is the time period when most people choose or switch their Medicare plans.

“We’ve worked hard to ensure our Medicare customers continue to have access to quality care from local doctors and pharmacies at an affordable price, including many of the additional benefits that have made Medicare Advantage plans so popular,” said Shawn Morris, who leads Cigna-HealthSpring.

Nearly half of Cigna-HealthSpring’s plans for 2018 are available at $0 monthly premium. Of the remaining plans, many premiums remained flat or decreased from 2017. In more than 70 percent of plans, customers pay no copay when they visit their primary care physician.

More than 85 percent of Cigna-HealthSpring’s customers are cared for by a provider in a collaborative care agreement. Cigna-HealthSpring offers incentives to these providers to help ensure customers receive necessary preventive services and that care is coordinated across all settings and for all conditions.

Cigna-HealthSpring also promotes wellness through a fitness program, which is available in most plans. And more than one-third of the company’s plans provide qualifying customers with some transportation to their doctor or pharmacy. Cigna-HealthSpring also offers dental, vision and hearing coverage in most of its plans and that includes glasses and hearing aids.

“Through benefits, our care management programs and partnerships like these that we arrange for our customers, we are working to make health care easy for our customers and to support them to achieve their own best personal definition of health, well-being and independence,” Morris said.

Cigna-HealthSpring’s Medicare Advantage plans are offered in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and the District of Columbia.

Cigna-HealthSpring also continues to offer two standalone prescription drug plans in all states: the Secure Plan and the Secure Extra Plan. The Secure Extra Plan includes no deductible and drug coverage in the Medicare Part D coverage gap. Cigna also offers Medicare Supplement plans in most states.

For more details about Cigna-HealthSpring’s Medicare plans visit or call 1-855-738-0415.

About Cigna-HealthSpring

Cigna-HealthSpring is a Medicare Advantage health services company committed to helping our nation’s Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries live healthier, more active lives through personalized, affordable and easy-to-use health care solutions.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. Cigna-HealthSpring complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. Cigna-HealthSpring does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. English: ATTENTION: If you speak English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-800-668-3813 (TTY 711). Spanish: ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-800-668-3813 (TTY 711). Chinese: 注意:如果您使用繁體/中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務 請致電 1-800-668-3813 (TTY 711). All Cigna products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation. The Cigna name, logos, and other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc. Cigna-HealthSpring is contracted with Medicare for PDP plans, HMO and PPO plans in select states, and with select State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in Cigna-HealthSpring depends on contract renewal.