Cigna-HealthSpring and The University of Pennsylvania Health System Expand Network Agreement for 2016

  • Agreement provides health care professionals with greater resources
    and aligned-incentives to deliver quality patient care
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System represents three hospitals.
    The new agreement also brings in Chester County Hospital.

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cigna-HealthSpring,
a Cigna (NYSE:CI) company serving Medicare and Medicaid customers, and The
University of Pennsylvania Health System
(UPHS) are expanding their
network relationship that will also include Chester County Hospital.

The expansion means customers who choose a Cigna-HealthSpring plan for
2016 during fall open enrollment period can do so knowing that services
from UPHS physicians will be covered at the in-network benefit level
when their plan takes effect in January. The University of Pennsylvania
Health System, a world-class hospital system, serves the Greater
Philadelphia area.

“Cigna-HealthSpring collaborates with primary care physicians to help
customers receive the services and care they need to achieve their
health goals, with health care professionals and specialists they
trust,” said Dr. Laura Reich, Cigna-HealthSpring market manager for
Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. “Our collaborative programs
have helped close gaps in care such as missed health screenings or
prescription refills and improved follow-up care for customer’s
transitioning from the hospital to home.”

“By expanding our relationship, together we are able to increase health
care access for residents of the tri-state area, close gaps in care and
proactively address health issues before they become more serious and
more costly,” said Ralph Muller, Chief Executive Officer, The University
of Pennsylvania Health System. “Our shared goals put the patient at the
center and empower our physicians to improve health outcomes and provide
a personalized customer experience.”

Cigna-HealthSpring customers with questions about their plan can call
customer service at the number on their Cigna-HealthSpring ID card from
8a.m. – 8p.m., seven days a week.

About The University of Pennsylvania Health System

Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical
centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education,
biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine
consists of the Raymond
and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

(founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University
of Pennsylvania Health System
, which together form a $5.3 billion
enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five
medical schools in the United States for the past 17 years, according
to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of research-oriented medical
schools. The School is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of
funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $409 million
awarded in the 2014 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities
include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn
Presbyterian Medical Center — which are recognized as one of the
nation’s top “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S. News & World Report —
Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon
Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital — the nation’s first hospital,
founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and
services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill
Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good
Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a
variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2014,
Penn Medicine provided $771 million to benefit our community.

About Cigna-HealthSpring

Cigna-HealthSpring, a Cigna company (NYSE:CI), is one of the country’s
leading health plans focused on delivering care to the senior
population, predominately through Medicare Advantage and other Medicare
and Medicaid products. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Cigna-HealthSpring
offers a national stand-alone prescription drug plan and operates health
plans in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,
Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North
Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington,
D.C. For more information, visit www.cignahealthspring.com.

All Cigna products and services are provided exclusively by or through
operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation. The Cigna name, logos, and
other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc. This
information is available for free in other languages. Please call our
customer service number at 1-800-668-3813 (TTY 711), 8a.m. – 8p.m., 7
days a week. Esta información está disponible de forma gratuita en otros
idiomas. Por favor, llame a nuestro servicio al cliente al
1-800-668-3813 (TTY 711), 8a.m. – 8p.m., 7 días de la semana. This
information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan
for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may
apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium
and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year.
Cigna-HealthSpring is contracted with Medicare for PDP plans, HMO and
PPO plans in select states, and with select State Medicaid programs.
Enrollment in Cigna-HealthSpring depends on contract renewal.

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Contacts

Cigna-HealthSpring
Katie Sulkowski, 615-772-3541
katie.sulkowski@healthspring.com