Cigna Selects Altegra Health for Risk Analytics and Member Engagement Support for New Commercial Health Insurance Marketplace

MIAMI LAKES, Fla., Oct. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altegra Health Inc., a leading provider of business, technology and consulting solutions that improve healthcare organization performance, today announced that Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) has selected Altegra Health to help optimize risk analytics and strategically enhance enrollee communications and engagement for the new commercial health insurance marketplace.

"We anticipate that many of our newest customers will never have had health insurance before – making it even more important that they completely understand how to easily access and use their health services to achieve their full potential. Altegra Health's technology platforms and analytics will make it easier for Cigna to service the needs of our customers as we work to help them improve their health, well-being and sense of security," said Manish Naik, Vice President, Cigna's Individual and Family Health Plans.

Altegra Health's RISK ViewTM provides a Web-based analytics and reporting platform that enables healthcare organizations to manage risk adjustment and financial performance. SMART ConnectTM, a multi-channel, interactive platform, focuses on strengthening relationships between healthcare organizations and their consumers through targeted and personalized engagement. CODE CompleteTM is a suite of coding and medical record recovery services supporting risk adjustment in the commercial market.

"We are very pleased to break new ground with Cigna in the commercial marketplace," said Kevin Barrett, President & CEO of Altegra Health. "By combining our risk analytics, member engagement, and other healthcare performance solutions, health plans like Cigna are able to simultaneously meet required Affordable Care Act requirements, manage their data submission and risk analytics components, and gain a more fully-engaged relationship with their health plan enrollees. Altegra Health is excited about serving as a trusted resource for Cigna every step of the way."

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®, visit www.cigna.com.

About Altegra Health

Altegra Health™ is a leading provider of technology-enabled business and consulting services that improve health plan and provider organization performance by aligning proven revenue, quality and care management solutions with clients' existing capabilities. Altegra Health enhances enrollee and provider experience, strengthens compliance, and improves operations through integrated solutions focused on program assistance, risk adjustment and healthcare enhancement, as well as reimbursement and advisory services. For more information, visit AltegraHealth.com.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Jeff Boone (480) 337-6605 jeff.boone@altegrahealth.comSource:Altegra Health