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CIGNA's China JV Adds New Product to Health Insurance Lineup

Posted on Jan 06, 2012 by Sergio Ulloa ()  | Tags: Cigna & CMC

Cigna & CMC Life Insurance Co., Ltd., Cigna's Chinese joint venture company, is adding a new product to its portfolio. The new health management product named Cigna & CMC CARE+ will afford policyholders of Cigna & CMC's high end health insurance plans access to a number of new services and benefits. As a joint venture between Cigna and China Merchants Group, Cigna & CMC operates as a health, life and accident insurance company in China. It was announced shortly before the end of 2011 that they would be including the new health management product as a value added service for new clients immediately and that existing clients can avail themselves of Cigna & CMC CARE+ benefits upon renewal. The Cigna & CMC CARE+ health management product is composed of three tools and services. These are the International Employee Assistance Program (IEAP), Expert Second Opinion services and a health and wellbeing assessment. The Expert Second Opinions section of Cigna & CMC CARE+ can help clients that have received a serious medical diagnosis by providing them with an online diagnosis analysis as well as treatment recommendations. Cigna & CMC have partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to provide clients access to experts who can provide second opinions and medical advice. The health and wellbeing assessment offers policyholders access to an online survey which will generate a personal report with suggestions for improving their health in areas such as sleeping, nutrition and stress. After completing the assessment policyholders can receive advice and tools that can help them affect a positive change in their state of health. The International Employee Assistance Program is one of the services that clients can use to begin improving their circumstances, as it provides confidential short-term counseling services and resources at no additional charge that policyholders can use to help resolve personal issues. The announcement of the Cigna & CMC CARE+ product came shortly after the company had a new General Manager and CEO appointed in mid-November, 2011, named Mr. Fernando Moreira.  The company currently offers 4 types of health insurance plans, titled jade, silver, gold and platinum, and the addition of the new health and wellbeing tools and services in Cigna & CMC CARE+ enable clients to stay healthy and possibly prevent future health issues. Cigna & CMC's Senior Vice President of Healthcare Products, Ken Vaughan, said that "Cigna's mission is to improve the health, well-being and sense of security for the customers we serve. Building the foundation for health and well-being starts with access to the right tools and services." Insurance Companies Mentioned Cigna CIGNA logoCIGNA Health Insurance is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well being and sense of security. CIGNA Corporation's operating subsidiaries provide an integrated suite of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance, to approximately 46 million people throughout the United States and around the world. Cigna & CMC Cigna & CMC logoCigna & CMC is a joint venture in China, established in 2003 by Cigna and China Merchants Group. The company offers life, accident and health insurance products in China. It was awarded the Best Foreign Life Insurance Company Award in China in 2008 and 2009.
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