Global health service company Cigna (NYSE: CI) today announced it will now offer its highly-rated Medicare Advantage plans in the Orlando metropolitan area. In addition to the already available Medicare Supplement and Part D offerings, people eligible for Medicare in Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk and Seminole counties will have the opportunity to choose Cigna's Medicare Advantage plans during the Annual Election Period (AEP), which begans Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7.
"Cigna's health benefits plans offer affordable premiums coupled with attractive benefits not available through original Medicare," said Brian Evanko, president of Cigna-HealthSpring. "In Florida, our MA plans are rated five out of five stars for quality of medical and health care services. Our robust benefits are reinforced by an intense focus on working closely with doctors and other health care professionals to deliver highly personalized care."
Cigna's physician engagement model focuses on working with health care professionals to tailor incentives and solutions specific to individual needs. For patients, this means their doctors spend time understanding their current health and identifying potential health risks to prevent future illness. By focusing on preventive care, Cigna can help doctors diagnose health conditions early and create the opportunity for individuals to make lifestyle changes to improve health outcomes.
"Cigna has offered health benefits plans to people through Orlando area employers for the past 40 years, and we are pleased to now bring our highly-rated Medicare Advantage plans to the community," said Dean Mirabella, Cigna's North Florida market president. "Cigna connects people to affordable, quality care from local doctors and pharmacies, and offers many personalized and simplified services to help improve overall health, well-being and vitality."
In Orlando, Cigna will offer health plans that include the following:
- $0 or low-cost monthly premiums
- $0 primary doctor copay
- $0 cost for preventive care services
- Prescription drug coverage
- Preventive and comprehensive dental services coverage
- Vision and hearing services
- Fitness program
- Allowance for over-the-counter items
- Car transportation to and from medical appointments and/or pharmacy
- 24-hour health information line
Cigna will offer a traditional Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) and an HMO for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. For more details about Cigna's Medicare plans, please visit https://www.cigna.com/medicare/Cigna.
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