Cigna Expands Its $0 Premium Medicare Advantage Plans to New Jersey
Launches PPO plan in Philadelphia to join existing HMO plans
Global health service company Cigna today announced it will extend its Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to New Jersey. The new MA HMO plans have attractive benefits such as $0 monthly premiums and no referrals required. Cigna’s MA plans will first be available during Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP), which begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. These plans will be effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Additionally, Cigna is offering its first MA PPO plans in the Philadelphia market while continuing to offer a full suite of HMO plans there that include traditional plans as well as plans tailored to people with diabetes or people who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid.
New Jersey residents eligible for Medicare in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic and Mercer counties can choose Cigna’s HMO Preferred and Preferred Plus plans.
Cigna’s Medicare Advantage plans in the Philadelphia area, including those in New Jersey, have received four out of five Stars from Medicare based on quality and customer satisfaction for 2020.
“At Cigna, we are dedicated to providing our customers with a choice of Medicare Advantage health plans for every budget,” said Tom Kowalczyk, Market President, Maryland and Pennsylvania area, Medicare Advantage. “We are pleased to expand our offerings to residents in New Jersey and to connect new customers with providers and services that promote their overall health and wellness, both body and mind.”
Cigna’s New Jersey HMO plans also offer the following benefits:
- $0 primary care physician copay
- $0 drug and medical deductible
- $0 copay for many prescription drugs
- Coverage for preventive and comprehensive dental services
- Vision and hearing services
- Fitness program
- Allowance for over-the-counter items
- Transportation for health-related visits
- Coverage of an in-home safety assessment and bathroom safety devices
- 24-hour health information line
- Meal delivery following hospital discharge
- An adult day care allowance of $600 annually toward the cost of visits to state-licensed facilities.
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.
For more details about Cigna’s Medicare plans, please visit www.CignaMedicare.com.
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