Individuals with CIGNA Life, Accident and Disability Plans Reap Healthy Rewards
PHILADELPHIA.- Purchasing life, accident and disability insurance is a good way to protect your financial security. For people enrolled in any of CIGNA’s life, accident or disability plans, this smart financial decision is now a smart health decision too.
CIGNA today said it is extending its Healthy Rewards® discount program and is now among the first group carriers to offer a health and wellness discount amenity program at no additional cost to people who have life, accident or disability coverage. CIGNA’s Healthy Rewards program offers a wide range of health products and services at discounts of up to 60 percent.
“Protecting health, well-being and security means making smart financial decisions and good health care choices, and we’re working to help people do both,” said Rebekah Whitehouse, chief marketing officer for CIGNA Group Insurance. “Healthy Rewards can help people stretch their budgets and save money on programs and products they might be considering or are already using.”
According to a recent survey conducted by CIGNA1, at least two-thirds of Americans say that certain health services provided by a health plan would be helpful. Specifically, 75 percent said that discounts for weight loss programs and fitness centers would be helpful. In the same survey, 93 percent of people said that healthy behaviors would help them enjoy life more and improve their energy.
Through Healthy Rewards, people can get discounts on programs such as Weight Watchers® and Jenny Craig®, chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy, fitness club discounts, a “Just Walk 10,000 Steps-a-Day™ program. Whitehouse said this program is one of many ways CIGNA offers both the security of insurance protection and affordable health improvement services that its customers value.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of U.S. adults do not get enough physical activity to benefit their health, and 24 percent are not active at all in their leisure time. “We know that poor lifestyle choices can lead to health complications down the line,” said Whitehouse. “Using the products and services available through Healthy Rewards can improve people’s overall health and well-being, potentially help minimize their risk for an unexpected illness or injury, and even help shorten the duration of a future disability.”
According to the 2004 Surgeon General’s Report, The Health Consequences of Smoking, eliminating smoking can greatly reduce the occurrence of coronary heart disease and other forms of cardiovascular disease. CIGNA Healthy Rewards offers several tobacco cessation resources.
Another added benefit of the program is that people can use the discounts at their convenience. “No doctor’s referrals or claim forms are needed, just a Healthy Rewards membership card when it’s time to pay for discounted services. It’s that simple for people to save money on health services,” said Whitehouse.
With this extension, Healthy Rewards discounts are now available with all CIGNA medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, dental, life, accident and disability plans. Anyone enrolled in one of these CIGNA plans, and their household members, can reap the rewards of affordable, convenient ways to improve wellness.
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