These areas in the new MA territory and existing ones can enjoy some of Cigna's new benefits this year.
Medicare Advantage (MA) plans through Cigna are expanding to more customers this week as Medicare open enrollment period is underway through December 7.
During this time frame, plans have reached cities in Western Pennsylvania, Southwest Ohio, Kentucky, Cleveland, New York and South Florida. Some having MA plans for the first time and others experiencing new plan benefits and features.
States like North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia are experiencing MA through Cigna for the first time, also. New metropolitan areas include New York City, New York; Asheville, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Corpus Christi, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Richmond, Virginia.
Those benefiting from MA this year can enjoy exsisting Cigna plans, however, markets can now experience $0 premiums. Most Cigna MA customers will pay the same or reduced premiums compared to last year, according to a release by Cigna.
More new or enhanced plan features, which vary by market, include:
Currently, the majority of Cigna MA plans include hearing, vision, dental and fitness benefits, $0 copays for primary care when visiting in-network providers, meal delivery service following a hospital discharge and coverage of some over-the-counter health-related products. Most customers also have a transportation benefit, which provides rides to and from the pharmacy, doctors’ appointments, vaccination clinics and cooling or warming centers.
MA customers can also access care through a 24-hour nurse help line, $0 copay virtual healthcare for medical, behavioral health and physical therapy needs at in-network providers, home delivery of maintenance medications and over-the-counter supplies, and the MyCigna app.
Additionally, Cigna continues to offer Medicare Supplement options in 48 states and the District of Columbia.
This year, they are offering three Prescription Drug Plans in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico:
A few Cigna MA representatives mentioned this expansion gives new and existing residents more choices to find the plan that fits their health needs, lifestyle and budget.
Plans purchased during this year's enrollement period are effective Jan. 1, 2023.