Cigna & Express Scripts Transform Health Care

Dec 20, 2018

This positions us to deliver better health outcomes, expanded choice and lower health care costs.

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On December 20, we announced our combination with Cigna - a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind for those we serve.

This combination integrates two complementary health care service companies, each with industry-leading cost trend capabilities that together, are positioned to deliver better health outcomes, expanded choice and drive down health care costs.

Here are some key ways we will deliver a transformed health care system:

  • Reducing total cost of care: By bringing together Cigna’s medical, behavioral and wellness insights with our broad pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and clinical insights, together, we can create solutions that result in better health outcomes while reducing medical and pharmaceutical costs.
  • Harnessing analytics and insights to further personalize care and predictability: Together, Cigna and Express Scripts serve more than 160 million people, accounting for over one billion touchpoints of care annually – this leads to better, more robust, aggregated data and analytics for an optimized customer experience that is personalized to each patient’s needs.
  • Providing choice and flexibility: With more ways than ever to access care, we are able to simplify our customers’ lives by offering access to care in multiple ways – through telehealth, in-home or at the office. This means making sure patients can fill prescriptions in the way that fits their needs and lifestyle
  • Accelerating transition to value-based care: Today, Express Scripts has nearly 100 value-based contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers. Cigna has 500+ value-based arrangements. Together, we will work to change the payment model such that 80 percent of the combined company’s health care costs are driven through value-based care models.
  • Unlocking value in the pharmaceutical supply chain: Cigna’s medical expertise in treating chronic conditions, coupled with Express Scripts’ specialty pharmaceutical expertise, gives patients access to the best possible and more cost effective treatments for these challenging conditions while identifying the medications that create the most positive health outcomes.
  • Increasing transparency: We are committed to giving clients full access to insights that can improve affordability, better manage rising pharmaceutical costs, create personalized solutions and accelerate the adoption of technology and digital services for a better user experience.

In addition to bringing increased value, choice, and transparency to clients and patients, as part of Cigna, we’re proud to launch a new community engagement program focused on improving the health and well-being of children globally. Healthier Kids for Our Future will focus on putting children on a healthier path by eradicating childhood hunger and improving nutrition. David Cordani, Cigna’s Chief Executive Officer reiterates the importance of engaging with our community, “Community engagement is in the DNA of both Cigna and Express Scripts, and we are building on that heritage with this new initiative

Our Express Scripts team is excited for what our companies can do to be better, together, for you.

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