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Cigna's Health Maintenance Organization in New Jersey is Top-Ranked HMO in State, According to NCQA's Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013–2014

Friday, September 20, 2013

Cigna's Health Maintenance Organization in New Jersey is Top-Ranked HMO in State, According to NCQA's Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013–2014

11:15 EDT Friday, September 20, 2013

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (Business Wire) -- Cigna (NYSE: CI) has the top-ranked Health Maintenance Organization/Point of Service (HMO/POS) plan in New Jersey*, according to National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA's) Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2013–2014. The ranking is based on NCQA's measurement of a health plan's performance in three categories: improving health care quality, providing responsive customer service and achieving high scores on NCQA accreditation surveys.

"Rankings such as NCQA's are important because they help us understand where our plans are performing well and where we have opportunities for improvement,” said Scott Evelyn, president and general manager for Cigna in New Jersey. “We are committed to helping the individuals we serve get and stay healthy, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with New Jersey employers to help improve the health and productivity of their employees.”

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care.

The rankings are based on the voluntary submission of health care quality results as measured through HEDIS®, customer service scores based on customer surveys through Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) and participation in NCQA's accreditation program for health plans. More information on the rankings is available at www.ncqa.org.

In total, some 569 private health plans are included in the rankings; 484 are given a numerical ranking by NCQA. The rankings included the HMO/POS plans offered by Cigna HealthCare of New Jersey, Inc.

*Cigna HealthCare of New Jersey's national ranking is 85.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has approximately 80 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.

Cigna Corporation
MEDIA CONTACT:
Mark Slitt, 860-226-2092
mark.slitt@cigna.com

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