Cigna extends medical plan range

Cigna UK Healthcare Benefits has launched an extended medical plan range called HealthCare Choices.

Its range now includes a condition-specific plan, Essential Health, which is designed for employers looking to deal with absence or productivity concerns, and the Your Health plan that allows employers to balance reward strategy with budget control for previously uninsured groups. Both new plans have three levels of cover available.

The organisation has also added extra cancer cover options to its existing CompanyHealth medical plan. These include premium cover, which extends to palliation; active cover that includes active and evidence-based treatment for primary and secondary cancer; and core cover, which picks up where NHS cover ends.

Kirsty Jagielko, head of product management at Cigna UK Health Benefits, said: “The majority of employers will require comprehensive cover for their employees and Cigna’s expanded choices for CompanyHealth are ideally placed to provide this.

“However, we are aware that some employers need more flexibility in terms of what they can offer, particularly to previously uninsured groups. Our new HealthCare Choices plans offer the perfect solution whether an employer wants to support the health of its staff or to reward and retain valuable talent.”