Cigna (NYSE: CI) today announced that it has come to an agreement with
Humana to purchase select Medicare Advantage plans in Texas and
Arkansas. The plans in the three markets - Amarillo, Longview-Marshall
and Texarkana - are part of a previously announced government-stipulated
divestiture for Humana to complete its acquisition of Arcadian Health.
Effective January 1, 2013, the approximately 3,500 Humana or Arcadian
members impacted by the divestiture will join more than one million
customers who access HealthSpring's physician engagement model that
works collaboratively with doctors to provide access to high quality,
coordinated care that is focused on prevention and total body wellness.
"We welcome our new customers to our talented team of doctors and staff
that have proudly served our customers for over a decade," HealthSpring
President Herb Fritch said. "At HealthSpring, we dedicate significant
resources to meet the individual needs of each and every one of our
customers and we look forward to delivering our service to more Texas
and Arkansas seniors."
As a leading health plan in the United States focused on Medicare
Advantage, HealthSpring has developed an innovative approach that
bridges the gap faced by many Medicare beneficiaries and ensures
customers receive all the traditional benefits of Original Medicare and
much more at an affordable price. Cigna and HealthSpring are working
collaboratively with Arcadian and Humana to ensure a seamless transition
for affected customers.