Cigna, with ties back to 1792, is one of the largest health insurers in the country. Offering many health insurance plan options to individual consumers and employer groups, Cigna is a publicly traded company with more than $18 billion dollars of revenue in 2009. Cigna also serves an international market and offers other insurance products in addition to health insurance such as life, dental, disability and behavioral health policies. Cigna Corporation is headquartered in Philadelphia and the health care division is one of five business segments of the corporation.
Health Insurance Plans
Cigna offers a large variety of health insurance plans including health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, exclusive provider organizations, point of service plans, indemnity plans and consumer-driven health plans with a health reimbursement account or health savings account component. Cigna also has plans for Medicare-eligible consumers, employee groups, and state and local government and education clients. Cigna works with employers to customize the best group health plan and benefits for their employees.
Individual and Group Health
Cigna offers individual and family health plan coverage in 10 states – Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Group health coverage is available in most states and is often integrated with other Cigna insurance products such as disability programs, dental, pharmacy, behavioral and disease management programs. With a network of health care providers including 5,400 hospitals and 612,000 providers, it is easy to find Cigna providers nationally.
Health Plan Member Website
Cigna subscribers have access to MyCigna, a Web portal that provides resources, tools and information to members. MyCigna requires a login and registration and is accessible through the Cigna website. Once logged in, the site provides you with claims tracking, a provider search, articles, personal health information tracking, cost of care comparisons, prescription ordering, forms and discounts on programs, among other features. All information on the site is confidential and protected by a firewall.
How to Apply
Applying for Cigna individual and family health insurance plans is easy through their website. Before formally applying, you can obtain a quote and compare various plan options after providing your birth date and other data. To apply online, you will need to register on the Cigna website and answer a longer questionnaire about yourself and any dependents you wish to cover. Employers seeking group health coverage for their employees should contact the Cigna sales office in their state. A listing by state of phone numbers is available on the Cigna website.