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Cigna and SCAN Health Plan Form Exclusive Alliance to Offer Group Retiree Medicare Advantage Plans in California

Date Posted: 03/24/2015

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. and LONG BEACH, Calif. – March 24, 2015 – Cigna (NYSE: CI) and SCAN Health Plan have entered into an alliance to provide SCAN’s group retiree Medicare Advantage health plan benefits to employer clients in California. 

The new alliance blends Cigna's broad portfolio of integrated benefit products, consultative approach and single point of contact for employers with SCAN’s Medicare Advantage products, servicesand highly-regarded brand in California. Working together, the companies will provide new options and streamlined benefit administration for employers, enhance care coordination with health care providers and, most importantly, assure a seamless employee transition from Cigna to SCAN upon retirement and Medicare eligibility. 

“Our companies have a common commitment to clinical quality, customer service and engaging with health care professionals to enhance health care delivery. Through this alliance, we can now offer employer groups in California a full suite of benefit capabilities for active employees and retirees,” said Chris De Rosa, president of the West region for Cigna. “Employers and customers will benefit from the many quality programs, outstanding member service and expertise serving California seniors that the SCAN brand embodies.” 

”We’re pleased to partner with Cigna to offer SCAN benefits and expertise to more Medicare beneficiaries in California,” said SCAN CEO Chris Wing. “Cigna’s dedication to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security aligns with our mission to keep seniors healthy and independent. We look forward to meeting the needs of new employer groups and their retirees through this exclusive alliance.” 

The Medicare Advantage product available through the alliance is SCAN’s existing Employer Group Waiver Plan, with effective dates of January 1, 2016 and beyond. This plan also provides in-home services, supplies and support in many areas now, with plans to expand these important independent living benefits throughout SCAN’s California service area. The offering is limited to group retiree products in California; SCAN and Cigna will continue to offer individual Medicare Advantage plans directly to consumers in markets where they do so today.

About SCAN Health Plan®

SCAN is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans currently serving approximately 170,000 members in California; including 3,000 through its Employer Group Waiver Plan. Further information may be obtained at scanhealthplan.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/scanhealthplan. 

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. 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 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has approximately 85 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more aboutCigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com. 

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