Cigna and Dignity Health Reach Agreement on Access to Affordable, Quality Care in California and Nevada
SAN FRANCISCO - September 2, 2020 - Cigna (NYSE: CI) and Dignity Health have reached a multi-year agreement that ensures Cigna customers can receive high-quality, affordable care from Dignity Health providers. The new agreement returns the health system to Cigna's networks in California and Nevada, effective July 1, 2020.
"We are delighted to welcome Dignity Health back into Cigna's networks under a new arrangement that will greatly benefit the people we jointly serve," said Gene Rapisardi, President of Cigna's Southern California and Nevada markets.
"As a mission-driven organization, Dignity Health is committed to the health and well-being of every person in our communities. That mission has never been more important than it is today," said Tammy Wilcox, Senior Vice President of Payer Strategy and Relationships for Dignity Health. "This agreement ensures we can continue to provide outstanding, value-driven care for Cigna customers. We know how important access to high quality health care providers is, and we appreciate the patience of our patients, referring physicians, and Cigna's clients during these negotiations."
The new agreement follows a period of renewed negotiations focused on cooperation and a commitment to finding a path forward. Negotiations held last year ended without an agreement, which resulted in Dignity Health becoming out-of-network for the majority of Cigna's Nevada customers in December 2019 and California customers in January 2020.
"We're very happy that, with renewed energy and a laser focus on the needs of our customers and communities, we were able to find common ground and achieve an excellent outcome," said Peter Welch, President of Cigna's Northern California market.
Cigna Corporation is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being, and peace of mind of those we serve. Cigna delivers choice, predictability, affordability and access to quality care through integrated capabilities and connected, personalized solutions that advance whole person health. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Express Scripts companies or their affiliates, and Life Insurance Company of North America. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in over 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 180 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.
About Dignity Health
Dignity Health is a multi-state nonprofit network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care-centers, including community hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. Dignity Health is a part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit health system committed to advancing health for all people and dedicated to serving the common good. For more information, please visit our website at www.DignityHealth.org.
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