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March 1, 2021
A new kind of health care plan is coming to St. Louis and Kansas City

There’s a new way for your clients to save on quality care. That’s because Cigna is bringing our successful LocalPlus® plans to St. Louis and Kansas City starting on April 1, 2021. Cigna LocalPlus® helps your clients manage costs – without sacrificing the quality and convenience their employees want and expect.

How does LocalPlus work?

Cigna works with health care communities in counties throughout the state, creating a collaborative network of local providers, specialists and hospitals. This closely connected network delivers value and results right where your clients are based – and right where their employees live. What happens if employees temporarily leave their local area? Not a problem. LocalPlus includes our Away From Home Care feature, giving employees access to in-network care from anywhere in the country where a LocalPlus Network does not exist.

Setting the stage for more savings and quality care.

Are St. Louis and Kansas City ready for LocalPlus? We’re happy to say that major hospitals and provider groups in each area are already on board. In fact, Cigna’s LocalPlus network includes:

  • 5,600+ physicians and over 40 hospitals and urgent care centers in St. Louis1
  • 4,800+ physicians and over 30 hospitals and urgent care centers in Kansas City1

Let’s take a closer look at your clients’ opportunity to save.

By taking a collaborative approach to care, where high performing doctors and facilities in the same community coordinate their efforts, the result is an increase in savings and better health outcomes. Cigna LocalPlus can potentially offer:

  • 70% savings for employees when they use in-network labs, such as LabCorp or Quest2

The health care landscape in St. Louis and Kansas City is about to change, making it easy for your clients to save on quality care. For a quick overview of how LocalPlus can work for your clients, watch this video.

Here are informative LocalPlus flyers you can share with your clients. They provide details that specifically pertain to St. Louis and Kansas City, including a list of the major hospitals and provider groups in each area that will participate in Cigna LocalPlus.

See St. Louis LocalPlus flyer

See Kansas City LocalPlus flyer

  1. As of December 2020. Subject to change.
  2. Savings based on average in-network national lab costs compared with out-of-network labs using internal Cigna national claims data: DOS January–December 2018. Savings will vary.

Where We Are and Whom to Contact

Smaller Business
51-499 employees*

231 South Bemiston, Suite 500
Clayton, MO 63105
Telephone: 314.290.7381

Medical

Marc Wiersma
913.339.4799
Marc.Wiersma@Cigna.com

Dental
Philip Thelen
Sales Advisor
913.339.4710
Philip.Thelen@Cigna.com
Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

231 S. Bemiston Ave., Suite 500
St. Louis, MO 63105-1914
Telephone: 314.290.7300
Fax: 314.290.7303

Medical

Dan Wiss
314.290.7376
Daniel.Wiss@Cigna.com

Dental
Kelly Ames
Sales Advisor
913.339.4744
Kelly.Ames@Cigna.com
Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

231 S. Bemiston Ave., Suite 500
St. Louis, MO 63105-1914
Telephone: 314.290.7300
Fax: 314.290.7303

Medical

Paul Fruhwirth
Vice President
312-244-9713
Paul.Fruhwirth@Cigna.com

Global Health Benefits

Rebecca Bowen
312.805.7341
Rebecca.Bowen@Cigna.com

Individual Private Medical Insurance

Robert Claudio
Sales Representative
954.514.6702
robert.claudio@cigna.com

*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.

Smaller Business
51-499 employees*

231 South Bemiston, Suite 500
Clayton, MO 63105
Telephone: 314.290.7381

Medical

Marc Wiersma
913.339.4799
Marc.Wiersma@Cigna.com

Dental
Philip Thelen
Sales Advisor
913.339.4710
Philip.Thelen@Cigna.com
Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

231 S. Bemiston Ave., Suite 500
St. Louis, MO 63105-1914
Telephone: 314.290.7300
Fax: 314.290.7303

Medical

Dan Wiss
314.290.7376
Daniel.Wiss@Cigna.com

Dental
Kelly Ames
Sales Advisor
913.339.4744
Kelly.Ames@Cigna.com
Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

231 S. Bemiston Ave., Suite 500
St. Louis, MO 63105-1914
Telephone: 314.290.7300
Fax: 314.290.7303

Medical

Paul Fruhwirth
Vice President
312-244-9713
Paul.Fruhwirth@Cigna.com

Global Health Benefits

Rebecca Bowen
312.805.7341
Rebecca.Bowen@Cigna.com

Individual Private Medical Insurance

Robert Claudio
Sales Representative
954.514.6702
robert.claudio@cigna.com

*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.

Smaller Business
51-499 employees*

231 South Bemiston, Suite 500
Clayton, MO 63105
Telephone: 314.290.7381

Medical

Marc Wiersma
913.339.4799
Marc.Wiersma@Cigna.com

Dental
Philip Thelen
Sales Advisor
913.339.4710
Philip.Thelen@Cigna.com
Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

231 S. Bemiston Ave., Suite 500
St. Louis, MO 63105-1914
Telephone: 314.290.7300
Fax: 314.290.7303

Medical

Dan Wiss
314.290.7376
Daniel.Wiss@Cigna.com

Dental
Kelly Ames
Sales Advisor
913.339.4744
Kelly.Ames@Cigna.com
Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

231 S. Bemiston Ave., Suite 500
St. Louis, MO 63105-1914
Telephone: 314.290.7300
Fax: 314.290.7303

Medical

Paul Fruhwirth
Vice President
312-244-9713
Paul.Fruhwirth@Cigna.com

Global Health Benefits

Rebecca Bowen
312.805.7341
Rebecca.Bowen@Cigna.com

Individual Private Medical Insurance

Robert Claudio
Sales Representative
954.514.6702
robert.claudio@cigna.com

*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.

Smaller Business
51-499 employees*

231 South Bemiston, Suite 500
Clayton, MO 63105
Telephone: 314.290.7381

Medical

Marc Wiersma
913.339.4799
Marc.Wiersma@Cigna.com

Dental
Philip Thelen
Sales Advisor
913.339.4710
Philip.Thelen@Cigna.com
Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

231 S. Bemiston Ave., Suite 500
St. Louis, MO 63105-1914
Telephone: 314.290.7300
Fax: 314.290.7303

Medical

Dan Wiss
314.290.7376
Daniel.Wiss@Cigna.com

Dental
Kelly Ames
Sales Advisor
913.339.4744
Kelly.Ames@Cigna.com
Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

231 S. Bemiston Ave., Suite 500
St. Louis, MO 63105-1914
Telephone: 314.290.7300
Fax: 314.290.7303

Medical

Paul Fruhwirth
Vice President
312-244-9713
Paul.Fruhwirth@Cigna.com

Global Health Benefits

Rebecca Bowen
312.805.7341
Rebecca.Bowen@Cigna.com

Individual Private Medical Insurance

Robert Claudio
Sales Representative
954.514.6702
robert.claudio@cigna.com

*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.