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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cigna Expands Network in New York with Addition of Westchester Medical Center Health Network

Cigna and WMCHealth have entered into a multi-year contract that adds most of the health network’s hospitals and employed physicians to Cigna's network of participating hospitals and doctors in the NY Metro market.

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Cigna (NYSE:CI) and Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), a 1,700-bed, 10-hospital healthcare system based in Valhalla, NY, have entered into a multi-year contract that adds most of the health network’s hospitals and employed physicians to Cigna's network of participating hospitals and doctors in the NY Metro market. The agreement became effective August 15, 2017.   

With this addition to the network, Cigna customers who receive acute care and other medical services from WMCHealth's Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, will now be covered at the in-network benefit level, according to the terms of their health benefits plan. The contract does not apply to behavioral health providers or services.

“We are pleased to expand our offerings to our customers in New York with the addition of Westchester Medical Center Health Network to our network,” said Dave Kobus, Cigna’s market president for the TriState region. “We strongly believe in being a partner of choice to providers and welcome the opportunity to work together with WMCHealth to deliver on the promise of our mission to improve the health, well-being and sense of security of the people we serve.”

“As the leading healthcare provider in New York’s Hudson Valley, the Westchester Medical Center Health Network is committed to providing the very best care to the residents of our region,” said Michael D. Israel, President and CEO of WMCHealth. “We are proud to have reached an agreement with Cigna that is beneficial to both of our organizations, and more importantly, beneficial to the communities who we are honored to serve.”

Cigna customers with questions about their plan can call Cigna customer service 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the number on their Cigna ID card.

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 more than 95 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org.