Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Plan Reviews

Cigna-HealthSpring is a subsidiary of Cigna Corporation, a Fortune 500 company with more than 1 million relationships with healthcare professionals globally.1 Cigna-Healthspring is one of the country’s fastest-growing coordinated care plans.2

More than 70% of Cigna-HealthSprings customers are expected to be enrolled in a 4 or 5 star plan by 2019, according to the company’s 2018 investor report.3

Consider looking for a Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare plan in your area that fits your coverage needs, and evaluate the plan benefits along with the plan’s Medicare’s Star Ratings.

What Are the Medicare Star Ratings?

The Medicare Star Ratings are administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and are updated each year. A five-star system is used to evaluate the performance of Medicare Advantage plans (also called Medicare Part C) and stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.4

Star Ratings

★★★★★

Excellent

★★★★

Above Average

★★★

Average

★★

Below Average

Poor

Medicare Advantage plans are assessed based on a number of categories, which can include:

  • Screenings, tests and vaccines received by plan members
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Member experience with the plan
  • Member complaints or problems receiving services
  • Customer service

Medicare Part D plans are measured by a number of categories, which can include:

  • The plan’s history of customer service
  • Customer complaints or problems receiving services
  • Member experience with the plan
  • Drug pricing and patient safety

Information for the ratings comes from member surveys conducted by Medicare, results from Medicare’s regular monitoring activities, billing reviews and information submitted by clinicians and the plans themselves.

If a plan receives a rating of less than three stars for three consecutive years, it becomes flagged as a low-performing plan. If a plan continues to underperform, Medicare reserves the right to terminate the plan.

Cigna Corporation Financial Strength Ratings and Plan Popularity

Cigna Corporation, the parent company of Cigna-HealthSpring, is strongly rated by several financial strength rating agencies.

Cigna Corporation’s senior unsecured debt is rated as:5

  • Standard and Poor’s: “A”
  • Fitch: “BB+”
  • Moody’s: “Baa1”

Over 400,000 customers were enrolled in a Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage plan as of August 2018.3

How Do I Find Highly Rated Plans?

You can call a licensed insurance agent at TTY Users: 711  24 hours a day, 7 days a week to learn more about the Medicare Star Ratings for the Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare plans that are available in your area.

You can also request a free plan quote online to compare your options, with no obligation to enroll.

More Cigna-HealthSpring Articles


1 https://www.cigna.com/about-us/company-profile/cigna-fact-sheet

2 https://www.cigna.com/about-us/company-profile/cigna-companies

3 Cigna Corporation Investor Presentation. (Aug. 2, 2018). Page 24. Retrieved from https://www.cigna.com/assets/docs/about-cigna/Investor%20Relations/cigna-corp-investor-presentation.pdf.

4 Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.

5 Ratings as of August 6, 2018 and are subject to change. Ratings are not a recommendation of the companies, their products, specific policy provisions, rates, or the practices of the insurance companies. Retrieved from https://www.cigna.com/about-us/investors/financial-and-debt-ratings.

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*You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium, unless it is entirely paid by rebates under the plan. Availability will depend on plan options in your area. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call TTY Users: 711 for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or copayments or coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year.

MedicareAdvantage.com is a website owned and operated by TZ Insurance Solutions LLC. TZ Insurance Solutions LLC is a licensed and certified representative of A Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and PFFS organization and a stand-alone prescription drug plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any plan depends on contract renewal.

TZ Insurance Solutions LLC and the licensed sales agents that may call you are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or the federal Medicare program. This website does not contain a complete listing of plans available in your service area. For a complete list of available plans please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day / 7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov.

Not all plans or products are available in all markets. Additional plans may be available in your service area.

Last Updated: 10/24/2018

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