In another sign that Medicare Advantage is falling by the wayside, yesterday CIGNA announced it will not offer CIGNA Medicare Access (PFFS), its individual private fee-for-service medical plan, in 2011. Customers of these plans will experience no change for this year. CIGNA will continue to serve its clients, brokers, health care professionals, and contractors into 2011 for 2010 claims. Now that CIGNA PFFS customers will need to choose a new medical coverage option for 2011, this presents a great opportunity to promote Medicare supplements to them, especially Medicare Supplement Plan N.
Sources: Reuters, Politico, CNN, JAMA, NPR