Cigna Temporarily Banned from Issuing New Medicare Plans

After investigating Cigna’s enrollment methods, the federal government has temporarily banned Cigna from enrolling new customers in Cigna’s Medicare Advantage plan and its standalone prescription drug plan for Medicare clients.  Among other things, Cigna is accused of “widespread and systemic failures” for wrongfully denying applicants health care coverage and prescription drugs.  There are also allegations that Cigna did not maintain adequate records and that it failed to implement a risk assessment program. 

 

It is important to note that Cigna will be able to continue to service its existing customers.  This temporary ban only prevents Cigna from marketing the plans at issue and enrolling new customers.

 

As an elder law attorney, I am privileged to have a network of Medicare specialists who assist with the enrollment process for Medicare at no cost to the individual.  If you would like to be put in touch with one of these specialist, please contact our office today at (423) 602-2230.

 

Source: USA Today