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March 1, 2021
Experts discuss how well-being programs boost productivity and reduce medical costs

We’re excited to kick off PNW Elevated, a new podcast series brought to you by Cigna. Throughout the series, we’ll be talking with community and industry leaders about key health issues that impact the workplace.

In our first podcast, we explore how important it is for your clients to have an effective well-being program in place. The right well-being program addresses all aspects of an employee’s health – focusing on physical, emotional, environmental, financial and social factors.

Joining the discussion are Tawnya Payne and Courtney Rust from the Port of Portland. As the driving forces behind Port of Portland’s wellness initiatives, they know a thing or two about what it takes to build and maintain a successful well-being program. After all, Port of Portland has been named Oregon’s Healthiest Employer and has won the Cigna Well-being Award several years in a row.

Tawnya and Courtney will share their thoughts with Kriquette Andrews, Director of Health Engagement at Cigna, and Hayley Cornell, a clinical therapist who consults with companies on how to improve workplace well-being.

It’s a lively, informative discussion you won’t want to miss. Click here to listen to this insightful podcast.

A new kind of health care plan is coming to Oregon.

There’s a new way for your clients to save on quality care. That’s because Cigna is bringing our successful LocalPlus® plans to Oregon, starting in 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.

Is Oregon ready for LocalPlus? We’re happy to say that major hospitals and provider groups throughout the state are already on board. In fact, Cigna’s LocalPlus network in Oregon includes:

  • 13,800+ physicians1
  • Over 80 hospitals and urgent care centers1

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:

  • Up to 15% targeted rate differential compared with our Open Access Plus (OAP) network.2
  • 70% savings for employees when they use in-network labs, such as LabCorp or Quest.3

The health care landscape in Oregon 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’s an informative LocalPlus flyer you can share with your clients. It provides details that specifically pertain to Oregon, including a list of the major hospitals and provider groups in the state that will participate in Cigna LocalPlus.

See flyer

  1. As of May 2020. Subject to change.
  2. Targeted rate differential based on an internal Cigna study conducted in 2020, comparing Cigna's LocalPlus (LP) with Cigna's Open Access Plus (OAP) insured plan rates in Oregon with the same benefit plan provisions. Savings are not guaranteed and will vary depending on plan design, geographic distribution and utilization patterns.
  3. 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*

701 5th Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: 206.625.8892
Fax: 206.625.8880

Medical

Graham Duncan
206.625.8830
Graham.Duncan@Cigna.com

Dental
Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

701 5th Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: 206.625.8892
Fax: 206.625.8880

Medical

Brad Baker
206.625.8815
Bradley.baker@cigna.com

Dental
Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

701 5th Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: 206.625.8892
Fax: 206.625.8880

Medical

James Parr
Vice President, National Sales Team,
West Region
415-374-2607
James.Parr@Cigna.com

Dental
Global Health Benefits

Russ Hyde
206.625.8843
Russ.Hyde@Cigna.com

Individual Private Medical Insurance

James Elbaum
Business Development Manager
480.622.8625
James.Elbaum@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*

121 SW Morrison, Suite 525
Portland, OR  97204
Telephone: 503.224.0143

Medical

Graham Duncan
206.625.8830
Graham.Duncan@Cigna.com

Dental
Amy Kirkland
Sales Advisor
303.323.4869
Amy.Kirkland@Cigna.com
Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

Idaho business is managed
out of our Seattle, Washington office:
Cigna HealthCare
701 5th Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: 206.625.8892
Fax: 206.625.8807

Medical

Brad Baker
206.625.8815
Bradley.baker@cigna.com

Dental
Amy Kirkland
Sales Advisor
303.323.4869
Amy.Kirkland@Cigna.com
Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

Idaho business is managed
out of our Seattle, Washington office:
Cigna HealthCare
701 5th Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: 206.625.8892
Fax: 206.625.8807

Medical

James Parr
Vice President, National Sales Team,
West Region
415-374-2607
James.Parr@Cigna.com

Dental
Global Health Benefits

Russ Hyde
206.625.8843
Russ.Hyde@Cigna.com

Individual Private Medical Insurance

James Elbaum
Business Development Manager
480.622.8625
James.Elbaum@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*
Medical

Ron Dewsnup
Cigna President and General Manager
President and General Manager of Allegiance
406.523.3123
Ron.Dewsnup@AskAllegiance.com

Dental
Amy Kirkland
Sales Advisor
303.323.4869
Amy.Kirkland@Cigna.com
Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**
Medical

Ron Dewsnup
Cigna President and General Manager
President and General Manager of Allegiance
406.523.3123
Ron.Dewsnup@AskAllegiance.com

Dental
Amy Kirkland
Sales Advisor
303.323.4869
Amy.Kirkland@Cigna.com
Large Employers
5,000 or more employees
Medical

Ron Dewsnup
Cigna President and General Manager
President and General Manager of Allegiance
406.523.3123
Ron.Dewsnup@AskAllegiance.com

Dental
Global Health Benefits

Russ Hyde
206.625.8843
Russ.Hyde@Cigna.com

Individual Private Medical Insurance

James Elbaum
Business Development Manager
480.622.8625
James.Elbaum@Cigna.com

Allegiance is a wholly-owned company of Cigna and offers solutions to Select, Regional and National segments. Allegiance also owns and manages the network in MT that is utilized by Cigna membership.

*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*

121 SW Morrison, Suite 525
Portland, OR  97204
Telephone: 503.224.0143

Medical

Graham Duncan
206.625.8830
Graham.Duncan@Cigna.com

Dental
Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

Oregon business is managed
out of our Seattle, Washington office:
701 5th Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: 206.625.8892
Fax: 206.625.8880

Medical

Brad Baker
206.625.8815
Bradley.baker@cigna.com

Dental
Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

Oregon business is managed
out of our Seattle, Washington office:
701 5th Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: 206.625.8892
Fax: 206.625.8880

Medical

James Parr
Vice President, National Sales Team,
West Region
415-374-2607
James.Parr@Cigna.com

Dental
Global Health Benefits

Russ Hyde
206.625.8843
Russ.Hyde@Cigna.com

Individual Private Medical Insurance

James Elbaum
Business Development Manager
480.622.8625
James.Elbaum@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*

701 5th Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: 800.756.5575

Medical

Graham Duncan
206.625.8830
Graham.Duncan@Cigna.com

Dental
Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

701 5th Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: 206.625.8892
Fax: 206.625.8880

Medical

Brad Baker
206.625.8815
Bradley.baker@cigna.com

Dental
Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

701 5th Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: 206.625.8892
Fax: 206.625.8880

Medical

James Parr
Vice President, National Sales Team,
West Region
415-374-2607
James.Parr@Cigna.com

Dental
Global Health Benefits

Russ Hyde
206.625.8843
Russ.Hyde@Cigna.com

Individual Private Medical Insurance

James Elbaum
Business Development Manager
480.622.8625
James.Elbaum@Cigna.com