Taking a whole-person approach to health by integrating Cigna medical, pharmacy and behavioral benefits drives better health engagement, outcomes and lowers total health care costs, according to Cigna’s fifth annual Value of Integration study, released today. This year’s findings are based on a two-year analysis of more than 2.2 million customer medical claims from Cigna customers who receive coverage through their employer.
The study shows that employers with Cigna’s integrated medical, pharmacy and comprehensive behavioral benefits continue to see meaningful savings in total medical costs, as compared to those with standalone medical and pharmacy coverage. According to the study, on average, Cigna clients recognized savings of $227 annually per customer1. For individuals identified as having a health improvement opportunity, average cost savings increase to $4,741 annually per customer. Read More: CIGNA