Reducing the total cost of care

The rise in drug costs is alarming, but if you focus only on the unit cost of the drug you could be missing the bigger picture – total health care costs.

While many stand-alone PBMs focus on the unit cost of the drug, Cigna integrates medical, pharmacy, and behavioral benefits to drive to the lowest total health care cost, while providing whole-person support for customers. In fact, at 3.6%, Cigna’s Medical Cost Trend is the best in the industry and it has been for eight years running.1

We are lowering trend through active, continuous review of data across benefits – year over year. With claims and results data for millions – and a billion customer touch points each year, we are able to take meaningful actions and develop effective solutions. In addition, we connect our customers with chronic condition and behavioral support to help avoid in-patient hospitalizations and emergency room visits.

With Cigna’s benefits, we are uniquely able to use advanced analytics, real-time data, and a whole person view to drive better outcomes and total medical costs – not just drug costs.

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  1. Cigna drug trend synergies study, March, 2019. Comparison of expected drug trend for 24-month period pre and post combination, based on current integration plan.

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