Which health insurance company is the best option for you and your family? Compare UnitedHealthcare and Cigna side by side.
UnitedHealth Group was founded in 1977 by Richard Burke and went public in 1984. It was Dr. Paul Ellwood, who coined the term “health maintenance organization,” and who helped Burke start-up UnitedHealth. In 1979, the company created the first network senior health plan.
In 1792, a group of citizens formed the Insurance Company of North America (INA), the first marine insurance company in the U.S, the country’s oldest stockholder-owned insurer. The first insured hull and cargo was for a ship called America, which sailed from Philadelphia to Northern Ireland. In 1794, INA issued its first insurance policy, for a sea captain, to mitigate the risk of death. In 1865, the Governor of Connecticut signed a special at of the General Assembly incorporating the Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, which helped make Hartford, CT, “the insurance capital of the world.”
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|Medicare Star Rating||4.5 stars (out of 5)||3.5 stars (out of 5)|
|NAIC Complaint Index||1.15% for individual health|
The Health4Me app from UnitedHealthcare allows you to look for doctors and review your coverage and benefits.
The Cigna app allows you to view your digital ID Card, find a doctor, file claims, make payments, and more.
|UnitedHealthcare Mobile App|
|Cigna Mobile App|
UnitedHealth Group offers plans through the health insurance marketplace. You can begin searching for plans with SmartFinancial's Healthcare Insurance page.
Each state has its own marketplace. If you’re not sure where to begin, visit https://www.healthcare.gov/.
Cigna is available through the health insurance marketplace, by searching plans here or you can get several free health insurance quotes with SmartFinancial. Each state has its own marketplace. If you’re not sure where to begin, visit https://www.healthcare.gov.
UnitedHealth Group pays network providers directly but if you are billed by a provider, you can contact UnitedHealth Group at 1 (800) 328-5979. If you are filing a claim for an out-of-network provider for an emergency or because you were referred to the provider by UnitedHealth Group you must submit the following information
The above information should be sent to: UnitedHealthcare P.O. Box 740800 Atlanta, GA 30374-0800
If filing a claim for Outpatient Prescription Drug Benefits, your claims should be submitted to: Optum Rx P.O. Box 29077 Hot Springs, AR 71903
To file a claim with Cigna Health Insurance, use this form. Follow instructions on page 2 of the form. Mail your completed claim form with original itemized bills, to the Cigna HealthCare Claims Office, which is printed on your Cigna HealthCare ID card. For questions, you may call 1 (800) 997-1654.
UnitedHealth Choice plans allow you to save money by seeing a doctor anytime as long as it’s an in-network provider. You also don’t need a referral from a primary care provider. This is a cost-saving option for many individuals and families. Preventive care is 100% covered.
The UnitedHealth Premium program provides doctors with designations based on quality and cost-efficiency. Physicians may also use these designations when referring patients to other physicians. These designations allow members to make better decisions and to save money on the care they need.
Yes, Costco Optical is a vision provider with UnitedHealthcare Vision.
UnitedHealthcare Motion® is a walking program created for better health and to help lower out-of-pocket costs. If your health plan includes Motion, you can save money if you stay active.
Check out our full list of common questions about UnitedHealthcare.
Cigna offers health benefits for individuals and families. They also offer dental insurance, Medicare, Medicare Supplement plans, other supplemental insurance plans, and international health insurance. You can also get Cigna group health insurance if you buy it from your employer.
Cigna offers health benefits for individuals and families. They also offer dental insurance, Medicare, Medicare Supplement plans, other supplemental insurance plans, and international health insurance. You can also get Cigna health insurance if you buy it from your employer.
Yes, Cigna offers term life insurance, group life insurance, and final expense whole life insurance. You can buy a plan for individuals or through employers that offer it.
Cigna offers individual health insurance plans for individuals and families in AZ, CO, FL, IL, KS, MO, NC, TN, UT, and VA.
Check out our full list of common questions about Cigna.
|UnitedHealthcare Contact Info|
|Address||P.O. Box 1459, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1459|
|Phone||1 (800) 328-5979|
|Cigna Contact Info|
|Address||900 Cottage Grove Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002|
|Phone||1 (800) 997-1654|
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