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September 22, 2021
Strengthening individual and workforce well-being: enhancing personal connections

Loneliness is real – and it’s a pandemic in and of itself. The lack of connection has both mental and physical consequences.

  • Social isolation carries the same risk to physical health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.*

There are 330 million Americans, yet we’re lonely and getting lonelier.**

As part of Portland Business Journal’s annual HR Summit and Healthiest Employer Awards, Ryan Kocher, President of Cigna’s Pacific Northwest Market, and Peter Freeburg, a licensed mental health therapist from Cigna Behavioral, talk about how employees have been impacted from a behavioral health perspective since the start of the pandemic.

This informative discussion includes:

  • Practical steps that your clients can take to address the challenges of loneliness
  • New opportunities to meet the evolving needs of today’s workforce

* 2018 Cigna U.S. Loneliness Index, https://www.cigna.com/static/www-cigna-com/docs/about-us/newsroom/studies-and-reports/combatting-loneliness/loneliness-survey-2018-full-report.pdf  

** Cigna, 2020, “Loneliness at the Workplace,“ cigna-2020-loneliness-infographic.pdf.

September 22, 2021
Our expanded network brings quality care to a broader community.

In Las Vegas

As champions of affordable, predictable and simple health care, Cigna continues to collaborate with highly specialized and well-recognized provider partners who are not only meeting, but exceeding the needs of the Las Vegas community. Cigna LocalPlus® Las Vegas makes it easy for customers to use and choose quality care, with access to 2700+ providers and eight hospitals.1

With Cigna LocalPlus Las Vegas, customers could save up to 16% on total medical costs.2

Your clients’ employees will have access to:

Major provider groups:

  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • Las Vegas Medical Group
  • University Medical Center of Southern Nevada Physicians

Major Hospitals3 in greater Las Vegas:

  • Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center
  • Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC
  • Henderson Hospital
  • Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center
  • Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
  • University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
  • Valley Hospital Medical Center
  • 72% of OAP pediatricians are in LocalPlus4
  • 73% of LocalPlus PCPs are in a value-based arrangement (CAC)4

Exactly what employees want.

Cigna LocalPlus has the features that your clients’ employees are looking for:

  • 24/7 live customer service
  • Helpful decision support tools on myCigna.com and the myCigna® App
  • Primary care provider (PCP) selection is encouraged, but not required
  • No specialist referrals
  • In-network Away From Home Care, for peace of mind
  • Access to our national network of labs, behavioral providers, convenience care clinics and virtual care services
  • In-network nationwide coverage in case of emergency

LocalPlus includes these providers of choice.

  • The Valley Health System. Established in 1972 and comprised of six acute care hospitals, physician practices and a variety of outpatient services.5
  • Intermountain Healthcare. A large regional organization nationally recognized as one of the nation’s top health systems.6

Contact your local Las Vegas team for more information and to discuss opportunities for your clients.

  1. As of April 2021; subject to change.
  2. Potential savings estimated, based on an internal Cigna study conducted in 2021 comparing Cigna’s LocalPlus plans to Cigna’s Open Access Plus (OAP) plans in Nevada with the same benefit plan provisions. Savings are not guaranteed and will vary depending on plan design, geographic distribution and utilization patterns. Medical cost savings do not directly translate to rate or premium rates.
  3. Listing is not all-inclusive. For a complete listing, contact your Cigna representative.
  4. March 2021 CPF Extract & CCDR_CAC Report.
  5. About Us | Valley Health System (valleyhealthsystemlv.com)
  6. Who We Are | Intermountain Healthcare (hcpnv.com)
July 16, 2021
PNW Elevated: Workplace Well-Being Podcast

The first installment in our PNW Elevated podcast series—Workplace Well-Being – How to Make it Work—features a discussion about workplace well-being and how factors such as behavioral wellness, motivation, and community engagement can help promote employee health and productivity.

Where We Are and Whom to Contact

Smaller Business
51-499 employees*

Alaska Business Serviced out of OR Office:
121 SE Morrison, Suite 240
Portland, OR 97204

Medical

Joe Ulring
503.290.5119
Joseph.Ulring@Cigna.com

Dental

Lori Knight
425.414.1217
Lori.Knight@Cigna.com

Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

Alaska Business Serviced out of WA Office:
920 5th Avenue
Suite 1350
Seattle, WA 98104

Medical

Doug Hawkins
206.310.5070
Douglas.Hawkins@Cigna.com

Dental

Doug Hawkins
206.310.5070
Douglas.Hawkins@Cigna.com

Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

26 Executive Park, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614

Medical

Matthew Overby
860.937.7615
Matthew.Overby@Cigna.com

Dental

Brent Rossum
424.297.2487
Brent.Rossum@Cigna.com

Global Health Benefits

International Travel Medical Plans
Megan Storey
949.255.1406
Megan.Storey@Cigna.com

Global Individual Medical
James Elbaum
Business Development Manager
480.622.8625
James.Elbaum@Cigna.com

Supplemental Benefits

Jeff Heggie
303.691.3107
Jeffrey.Heggie@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*

Idaho Business Serviced out of WA Office:
920 5th Avenue
Suite 1350
Seattle, WA 98104

Medical

Ryan Benoit
206.625.8870
Ryan.Benoit@Cigna.com

Dental

Lori Knight
425.414.1217
Lori.Knight@Cigna.com

Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

Idaho Business Serviced out of WA Office:
920 5th Avenue
Suite 1350
Seattle, WA 98104

Medical

Doug Hawkins
206.310.5070
Douglas.Hawkins@Cigna.com

Dental

Doug Hawkins
206.310.5070
Douglas.Hawkins@Cigna.com

Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

26 Executive Park, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614

Medical

Matthew Overby
860.937.7615
Matthew.Overby@Cigna.com

Dental

Brent Rossum
424.297.2487
Brent.Rossum@Cigna.com

Global Health Benefits

International Travel Medical Plans
Megan Storey
949.255.1406
Megan.Storey@Cigna.com

Global Individual Medical
James Elbaum
480.622.8625
James.Elbaum@Cigna.com

Supplemental Benefits

Jeff Heggie
303.691.3107
Jeffrey.Heggie@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*

Montana Business handled out of Cigna WA Office:
920 5th Avenue, Suite 1350
Seattle, WA 98104

Medical

Ellen Underwood
206.625.8832
Ellen.Underwood@Cigna.com

Dental

Aaron Bay
Allegiance
406.523.3102
Aaron.Bay@AskAllegiance.com

Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**
Medical

Aaron Bay
Allegiance
406.523.3102
Aaron.Bay@AskAllegiance.com

Dental

Aaron Bay
Allegiance
406.523.3102
Aaron.Bay@AskAllegiance.com

Large Employers
5,000 or more employees
Medical

Aaron Bay
Allegiance
406.523.3102
Aaron.Bay@AskAllegiance.com

Global Health Benefits

International Travel Medical Plans
Megan Storey
949.255.1406
Megan.Storey@Cigna.com

Global Individual Medical
James Elbaum
480.622.8625
James.Elbaum@Cigna.com

Supplemental Benefits

Jeff Heggie
303.691.3107
Jeffrey.Heggie@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

Mark Croff
206.276.6620
Mark.Croff@Cigna.com

Dental

Lori Knight
425.414.1217
Lori.Knight@Cigna.com

Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

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

Medical

Doug Hawkins
206.310.5070
Douglas.Hawkins@Cigna.com

Dental

Doug Hawkins
206.310.5070
Douglas.Hawkins@Cigna.com

Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

26 Executive Park, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614

Medical

Matthew Overby
860.937.7615
Matthew.Overby@Cigna.com

Dental

Brent Rossum
424.297.2487
Brent.Rossum@Cigna.com

Global Health Benefits

International Travel Medical Plans
Megan Storey
949.255.1406
Megan.Storey@Cigna.com

Global Individual Medical
James Elbaum
480.622.8625
James.Elbaum@Cigna.com

Supplemental Benefits

Jeff Heggie
303.691.3107
Jeffrey.Heggie@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*

920 5th Avenue
Suite 1350
Seattle, WA 98104

Medical

Mark Croff
206.276.6620
Mark.Croff@Cigna.com

Dental

Lori Knight
425.414.1217
Lori.Knight@Cigna.com

Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

920 5th Avenue
Suite 1350
Seattle, WA 98104

Medical

Doug Hawkins
206.310.5070
Douglas.Hawkins@Cigna.com

Dental

Doug Hawkins
206.310.5070
Douglas.Hawkins@Cigna.com

Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

26 Executive Park, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614

Medical

Matthew Overby
860.937.7615
Matthew.Overby@Cigna.com

Dental

Brent Rossum
424.297.2487
Brent.Rossum@Cigna.com

Global Health Benefits

International Travel Medical Plans
Megan Storey
949.255.1406
Megan.Storey@Cigna.com

Global Individual Medical
James Elbaum
480.622.8625
James.Elbaum@Cigna.com

Supplemental Benefits

Jeff Heggie
303.691.3107
Jeffrey.Heggie@Cigna.com