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December 13, 2018
Innovative Plan Designs for the Select Market
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In today’s rapidly changing business environment, organizations and their employees have multiple and evolving benefits needs. Employers are looking for ways to lower their health care costs without having employees absorb more of the expenses. Meanwhile, employees are looking for financial protection. Simultaneously, some employers are looking to increase adoption and penetration into Health Savings Account (HSA) and/or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) plans.

With many clients offering HSA and/or HRA plans, Cigna has seen firsthand the value they can bring to employers and employees alike. However, moving from a traditional to a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) can be a concern for employees due to the potential out-of-pocket expenses associated with these plans. Cigna has introduced a solution that includes the HSA/HRA Medical Plan bundled with supplemental group employer-paid Hospital and Accident Coverage. This bundled offering is designed specifically to provide employees with comprehensive health care coverage and additional financial protection to help ease out-of-pocket health care costs.

This integrated solution is specifically designed for employers with fewer than 500 employees and is initially launching in Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas – with future expansion to additional states planned in 2019. Pairing the employer’s choice of a HDHP with standardized hospital and accident indemnity coverage streamlines the enrollment and eligibility process for the employer. It also helps make it easier for employees to offset unexpected medical costs from a covered hospital stay or accident. To learn more, click here.

Integrating Cigna medical and Cigna supplemental health benefits provides employees with access to the Cigna Simple File® – auto compare program, at no additional cost. Through this program, we carefully review Cigna medical claims and automatically remind employees to submit their eligible hospital and accident claims. Our integrated approach leverages our insights and holistic view of health to help bring you and your employees a better experience.

September 24, 2018
Cigna Medical Group’s Phoenix Central Multi-Specialty Center received the 2018 Healthcare Leadership Award for Outstanding Healthcare Facility.

Since Phoenix Central opened in 2012, it has been considered a Cigna Medical Group (CMG) flagship center. With this award, Phoenix Central is now recognized as an Arizona flagship health care facility.

Phoenix Central was designed and built with the needs of our patients, their families, the community and our CMG team members in mind. The 90,000 square foot, three-story facility provides family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, general and outpatient surgery, a pharmacy that fills more than 7,100 prescriptions a month, digital imaging, laboratory, urgent care, ophthalmology, optometry, podiatry, anticoagulation clinic and diabetes education.

As a state-of-the-art facility, it was also built with sustainability and the environment in mind. Phoenix Central is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold Certified, runs on solar power and has a system in place designed to limit water use and improve energy efficiency.

More than 6,500 patients call the Phoenix Central center their medical home and nearly 500 patients visit the center every day. And, like any home, it’s the people inside that bring the center to life. We have a team of nearly 250 dedicated and compassionate health care professionals at Phoenix Central who bring their expertise, passion and compassion to the care and health of patients, their families and the community.

CMG Pediatric teams honored by The Arizona Partners for Immunization (TAPI) with the Daniel T. Cloud Outstanding Practice Award.

For the 14th consecutive year, CMG Pediatric teams were honored by The Arizona Partners for Immunization (TAPI) with the Daniel T. Cloud Outstanding Practice Award. This prestigious award recognizes practices for reaching 90% immunization coverage for the children they serve. Pediatric teams at our Chandler, C. J. Harris, Paseo, South Mountain, Stapley, and Westridge centers received awards.

TAPI also recognizes individuals for their contributions to the health and wellness of their communities. Yolanda Howard, LPN at C. J. Harris Multi-Specialty Center, received the statewide Buck Shot Award for creating an outstanding communication program to educate children and their families about immunizations.

April 1, 2018
CMG Network Plan and CMG HMO Plan featuring Cigna Medical Group now includes Phoenix Children’s Care Network.

As of April 1, 2018, Phoenix Children’s Care Network (PCCN) was added to the CMG Network Plan and CMG HMO Plan featuring Cigna Medical Group. Patients covered by these plans will now have more options for medical care with over 270 PCCN pediatricians1 in locations across the valley, the largest and only pediatric-focused network of its kind in Arizona.2

PCCN is an alliance of pediatric primary care providers and specialists from across the Valley who are committed to providing Arizona children the care they need to live healthy lives. Whether you’re looking for a primary care provider for your newborn or require pediatric specialty care, PCCN gives you access to many of Arizona’s top pediatric providers.

  • PCCN physicians are available when and where you need them, with more than half of all general pediatricians and 80% of all pediatric specialists in Maricopa County in-network2
  • PCCN’s exclusive relationship with Phoenix Children’s Hospital helps ensure you have access to Arizona’s only dedicated pediatric hospital ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals3
  • First URAC accredited clinically integrated pediatric network4

Patients still have exclusive access to Cigna Medical Group for your primary care.

  • 120 primary and specialty doctors1
  • 20 Health Care Center locations1, with onsite pharmacy and lab services
  • Four urgent care centers open 365 days a year1
  • Advanced imaging and other diagnostic services
  • Multilingual support
  • Same-day sick care appointments
  1. As of March, 2018. Subject to change.
  2. Accessed March, 2018.
  3. Accessed March, 2018.
  4. Press release, “Phoenix Children’s Care Network Has Earned URAC Accreditation In Clinical Integration. April 10, 2017.
  5. NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
  6. CMG 2017 surveys.

Where We Are and Whom to Contact

Smaller Business
51-499 employees*

5310 East High St.
City North Bldg A3 Ste 200
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Brad Anderson
Vice President of Sales


Julie Ansell
Sales Advisor


Paul Storto
Sales Manager

Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

5310 East High St.
City North Bldg A3 Ste 200
Phoenix, AZ 85054


Jerry Smith
Director of Business Development


Nicole (Niki) Logan
Dental Sales Manager


Paul Storto
Sales Manager

Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

5310 East High St.
City North Bldg A3 Ste 200
Phoenix, AZ 85054


Farheen Dam
West Market Leader, U.S. National Accounts


Brent Rossum

Mike Banks
Vice President
National Accounts
Global Health Benefits

8505 East Orchard Road, 5T1
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Jeff Pezza

Individual Private Medical Insurance

James Elbaum
Business Development Manager

*In most states, Cigna offers group insurance coverage to employers with 51 or more full-time employees, as well as administrative services for self-funded plan with as few as 25 full-time employees. For more information about your state, contact your Cigna sales representative.

** Medium Business employers have 501 - 4,999 employees or may have more than 5,000 employees and are located in a single state.