The past year brought new challenges which have placed even more emphasis on the need for an affordable, predictable, and simple healthcare experience. See what Cigna integrated benefits have to offer as we move forward.
For January 2021, there are a number of changes to our formulary and Utilization Management (UM) to achieve better affordability and improved pharmacy plan performance for clients.
Effective January 1, 2021, our Patient Assurance ProgramSM (PAP) now includes Trijardy XR, a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes.
We are excited to have a number of our clients upgrade to our new proprietary claims engine, starting January 1, 2021.
It is one of our ongoing goals to reduce drug spend and improve health. As part of these efforts, we evaluate new biosimilar products individually as they come to market. A biosimilar is a biological product highly similar to an existing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – approved reference product.
The Coronavirus pandemic continues to tug at our society’s collective mental state with its unrelenting demands: maintaining distance from others, wearing of masks, being more thoughtful than ever before about sanitizing measures, and so on. We recognize that this new and often tiring circumstance calls for increased behavioral health support.
At Cigna, our utilization management (UM) solutions work to manage benefit plan expenses by defending against potentially harmful, ineffective or unnecessary drug treatments.
Beginning in August 2020, customers who fill prescriptions through Express Scripts Pharmacy®, Cigna's home delivery pharmacy, will now see a vibrant new look with a new logo and branding refresh.
As of May 1, 2020, Express Scripts®, a Cigna company, began offering Parachute RxSM. This temporary new drug savings program helps ensure that Americans who are uninsured continue to stay adherent to their prescription medications during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our top priority is to protect the health and well-being of our clients, customers and our employees and their families. We have put together resources, information, and helpful links on Cigna.com to keep you up-to-date and informed.
As a Pharmacy Benefits Manager within a global health service company, we uniquely deliver personalized solutions that support the whole person. Through integrated capabilities, we address every aspect of our customers’ wellness, including physical and emotional health. Our goal is to deliver greater value to you and your employees, helping them improve their well-being while you control your costs.
Health benefit plans vary, but in general to be eligible for coverage a drug must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), prescribed by a health care professional, purchased from a licensed pharmacy and medically necessary. Some plans require use an in-network pharmacy for prescriptions to be covered. Coverage is subject to any plan deductible, copayment and/or coinsurance requirements. Product availability may vary by location and plan type and is subject to change. All group health insurance policies and health benefit plans contain exclusions and limitations. For costs and complete details of prescription drug coverage, contact a Cigna representative.
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