For the fourth year in a row, Cigna's Value of Integration study demonstrates that connecting medical, pharmacy and behavioral benefits increases customer engagement, supports the whole person and reduces total medical costs.
Effective in 2020, upon a client’s next renewal, coverage of vaccines will be available under the pharmacy benefit. Previously, vaccines were typically available only through the medical benefit. Now, customers can simply visit an in-network pharmacy, show their prescription ID card, and request a flu shot or other covered vaccine.
Approximately one year has passed since Cigna and Express Scripts began working together as a combined organization. A significant milestone in our combination with Express Scripts is an upgrade to our pharmacy claim-processing platform – moving to our proprietary Express Scripts claim engine.
Earlier this year, we announced that Express Scripts is now part of Cigna. Along with this combination, Express Scripts Pharmacy will be Cigna’s home delivery pharmacy when we upgrade clients to our new claim engine starting in 2020. This means that customers who use Cigna Home Delivery PharmacySM today to fill their maintenance medications will begin to use Express Scripts Pharmacy.
Cigna is committed to helping our customers stay healthy and reduce their health care costs. One of the many ways we achieve this goal is by delivering innovative digital tools and resources. That’s why we’ve built the new Price a Medication feature on the myCigna® App.
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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