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September 22, 2021
Our network is expanding in Los Angeles County

Cigna's Southern California Select HMO Network in Los Angeles County increased 86% with a total of 1,900 new in-network physicians added.1

The addition of Los Angeles County AppleCare Medical Group physicians nearly doubled Cigna's Southern California Select HMO Network coverage through Optum in L.A. County.

This change strengthens and expands Cigna and Optum’s shared commitment to help bring more affordable, predictable and simple health care to those living and working in Los Angeles County.

Committed to serving the community.

Optum has served the L.A. County community for over 25 years and is committed to helping patients stay healthy and feel their best by providing top-quality health care to the community’s current population and future generations.

What does this mean for your clients and their employees?

  • Expanded access points
  • More compelling alternative with expanded choice, geographic access, care integration and behavioral integration
  • Enhanced network,1 including access to:
    • 3,710+ providers
    • 2,270+ specialists
    • 81 urgent care centers
    • 33 hospitals

Quality care at a lower cost.

With the Southern California Select HMO plan, Cigna closely collaborates with our provider partners to help make health care more affordable, predictable and simple for the clients and customers we serve.

Each covered member on the Southern California Select plan has the option to choose a primary care physician (PCP) from one of the following physician group systems in the Southern California Select Network,2 close to where they work or live, including:3

  • Los Angeles County – Optum
  • Orange County – Hoag
  • Orange County – Providence
  • Riverside & San Bernardino counties – PrimeCare
  • San Diego County – Scripps Health

Here’s an overview of the Select HMO Network you can share with your clients. For more details and information, visit cigna.com/socalsolutions.

  1. The addition of AppleCare Medical Group Physicians is effective 4/1/21. Data as of March 2021 analyzing “unique” provider IDs. Provider counts represent contracted providers within the county and may vary. Counts are not a representation of contractually available providers, are subject to change and may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, location, referral patterns and capacity. PCP and specialist counts include pediatric providers.
  2. Not all providers may be in the Southern California Select Network. Please access the Cigna provider directory on Cigna.com or call 800.244.6224.
  3. Plans may be limited geographically. Providers are located throughout the majority of the counties.
Guidance on returning to the worksite.

Cigna recognizes the many variables your clients need to consider when planning to reopen worksites for employees, such as local, state, and federal guidelines, availability of tests, composition of your workforce, and worksite preparedness.

Once regulatory restrictions are lifted and people start returning to worksites, many employers will establish safety protocols to protect returning employees. These protocols may include:

  • Physical changes to worksites
  • Adjustments to seating arrangements
  • Staggered work schedules
  • Additional cleaning protocols
  • Onsite health screenings

Requirements and recommendations may vary depending on the risk status of employees and evolving guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Steps employers can take for a safe workplace.

Employers should consider implementing various measures including:

  • Daily temperature checks
  • Risk assessment questions
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) fitting and education
  • Plans to address infected employees on site
  • Contact tracing of co-workers

All measures should be supported by additional safety standards such as:

  • Signage for consistent messaging
  • Safe distancing protocols
  • Access to hand-washing areas and hand sanitizer
  • Provision of face coverings
  • Daily screenings

These measures should also align with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Please contact your Cigna representative if you’d like Cigna to provide customized consulting for your clients. Our Market Medical Executives are available assist in maintaining safe protocols to serve the community while supporting the needs of individual employees.

Resources for re-opening

Employer Toolkit

Reopening FAQs

Return to Work Podcast

Return to Work Screening and Testing Guide

Client Return to Work Solutions

Where We Are and Whom to Contact

Smaller Business
51-499 employees*

26 Executive Park, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
Telephone: 949.255.1400

Medical

Barry Carvalho
949.255.1471
Barry.Carvalho@Cigna.com

Dental

Lonnie Young
Sales Advisor
818.500.6275
Lonnie.Young@Cigna.com

Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

26 Executive Park, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
Telephone: 949.255.1400

Medical

Steve Schwerdtfeger
760.809.7404
Stephen.Schwerdtfeger@Cigna.com

 

Dental

Jean Arballo
Sales Advisor
818.480.1553
Jean.Arballo@Cigna.com

Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

26 Executive Park, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
Telephone: 949.255.1400

Medical

James Parr
Vice President, National Sales
415.374.2607
James.Parr@Cigna.com

Global Health Benefits

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

Jeff Pezza
303-566-4634
Jeffrey.Pezza@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*

Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties:
26 Executive Park, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
Telephone: 949.255.1400

Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern Counties:
400 North Brand Boulevard, Suite 300
Glendale, CA 91203
Telephone: 818.500.6262

Medical

Barry Carvalho
949.255.1471
Barry.Carvalho@Cigna.com

Dental

Lonnie Young
Sales Advisor
818.500.6275
Lonnie.Young@Cigna.com

Medium Business
500 - 4,999 employees**

Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties:
26 Executive Park, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
Telephone: 949.255.1400
Fax: 949.255.1483

Los Angeles, Kern, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties:
400 N. Brand Boulevard, Suite 300
Glendale, CA 91203
Telephone: 818.500.6262
Fax: 818.546.5389

San Diego and Imperial Counties:
3636 Nobel Drive, Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92122
Telephone: 858.625.5600
Fax: 858.625.5799

Medical

Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern, San Luis Obispo Counties:
Sonia Ledesma
818.500.6762
Sonia.Ledesma@Cigna.com

Orange, San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties:
Steve Schwerdtfeger
858.625.5617
Stephen.Schwerdtfeger@Cigna.com

Dental

Jean Arballo
Sales Advisor
818.480.1553
Jean.Arballo@Cigna.com

Large Employers
5,000 or more employees

Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties:
26 Executive Park, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
Telephone: 949.255.1400
Fax: 949.255.1483

Los Angeles, Kern, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties:
400 N. Brand Boulevard, Suite 300
Glendale, CA 91203
Telephone: 818.500.6262
Fax: 818.546.5389

San Diego and Imperial Counties:
3636 Nobel Drive, Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92122
Telephone: 858.625.5600
Fax: 858.625.5799

Medical

James Parr
Vice President, National Sales
415.374.2607
James.Parr@Cigna.com

Global Health Benefits

Megan Storey
Senior New Business Manager
949.255.1406
Megan.Storey@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.