Cigna has announced the expansion of its Medicare Advantage (MA) presence to Nevada. The health insurance giant said it would launch the MA plan in two Las Vegas-area counties with a $0 premium plan. Cigna already offers Medicare Supplement plans and stand-alone prescription drug plans throughout the state.
The plan will initially be available to Medicare-eligible customers during Medicare’s annual enrollment period, which began Sunday and extends through Dec. 7. The plan will take effect Jan. 1.
“MA plans are growing in popularity with older adults across the country because they offer benefits not found in original Medicare,” said Ryan Kocker, Medicare chief growth officer at Cigna Healthcare. “Our plans focus on helping older adults remain healthy and vital with access to high-quality care and attractive benefits at affordable costs.”
The Cigna Preferred Savings Medicare HMO is available in Nevada’s Clark and Nye counties. Benefits offered by the plan include:
- $115 monthly rebate on customer’s Medicare Part B premium
- $0 copay for primary care and $15 copay for a specialist
- $1,000 allowance for preventive and comprehensive non-cosmetic dental services
- $200 annually for the purchase of routine eyewear
- Coverage for routine hearing exams and hearing aids
- Fitness benefit with a home fitness kit that includes a wearable fitness tracker
- Delivery of 14 healthy meals following discharge from a hospital
- Transportation to doctor and pharmacy appointments
- Healthy Today flex card, which features fitness incentives and a $35 quarterly benefit for purchasing over-the-counter health-related items
Cigna is the third-largest insurer in the US by market capitalization. It recently announced its intent to exit Kansas and Missouri even as it moved forward with a plan to expand its Affordable Care Act business into 15 new North Carolina counties.