Cigna Faces Halt in Medicare Advantage Enrollment

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Cigna Corp. said Friday that enrollment into its Medicare Advantage and prescription-drug plans has been halted by the government, posing a challenge to the insurer as it aims to wind up its acquisition by Anthem Inc.
Source: wsj.com

U.S. government suspends enrollment in Cigna Medicare Advantage, drug plans

n”>The U.S. government has suspended new enrollment in Cigna Corp’s Medicare Advantage health insurance and prescription drug plans, saying Cigna had “widespread and systemic failures” that prevented patients from accessing medical services. The government said Cigna did not handle complaints and grievances properly from patients who had been denied coverage for health benefits or drugs, according to a Jan. 21 letter from its regulator, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
Source: reuters.com

Cigna temporarily banned from new Medicare plans

“Cigna has had a longstanding history of non-compliance with CMS requirements,” the agency said. “Cigna has received numerous notices of non-compliance, warning letters, and corrective action plans from CMS over the past several years. A number of these notices were for the same violations discovered during the audit, demonstrating that Cigna has not corrected issues of non-compliance.”
Source: usatoday.com

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