CIGNA Enters Global Individual Private Medical Insurance Market

- CIGNA continues to deliver on its global growth strategy by launching an international health care plan for globally mobile individuals.

CLAYMONT, Del., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CIGNA (NYSE: CI), the global leader in serving expatriates and other globally mobile individuals, has launched an international health care plan for qualified individuals who seek access to high-quality health care facilities across international boundaries.

The individual consumer market is a new area of focus for CIGNA's expatriate benefits operation. With CIGNA Global Health Options, individuals have access to high-quality medical care worldwide backed by CIGNA's expertise and capabilities in serving the group employer market.

"CIGNA Global Health Options is an innovative international health care plan that suits individuals' unique needs, and it also marks an important milestone in CIGNA's growth strategy. As the leader in the globally mobile market, the launch of this innovative, modular product extends our reach to support the needs of new customer segments around the world," said Andrew Kielty, President, CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits. "Our knowledge and strength in the group market, coupled with our expertise in direct marketing, presented a natural opportunity to offer the same access to quality health care to individuals that we currently provide to organizations."

The plan, which is available at, is designed for customers who want the flexibility of having easy access to quality health care around the world.

The "core" International Medical Insurance covers hospitalization, surgery, emergency care, cancer treatment, and maternity. All customers then have the flexibility to customize their overall solution by choosing from a range of four additional options:

  • International Medical Insurance Plus (outpatient): doctor visits, prescription drugs, and other outpatient treatments  
  • International Health and Well-being: routine exams, preventive screenings, and life management services
  • International Vision and Dental: routine exams
  • International Emergency Evacuation: transfer to the nearest world-class medical facility if required treatment is not available in the local country

CIGNA Global Health Options customers are served by a dedicated customer care team on hand 24/7 to authorize treatment, issue guarantees of payment, and answer all customer inquiries including claims, treatment plans, medical support and all other questions related to their health care plan.  

For information, contact [email protected].


CIGNA (NYSE: CI) is a global health service and financial company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. CIGNA Corporation's operating subsidiaries in the United States provide an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance. Outside the U.S., CIGNA serves expatriates in virtually every country in the world and provides employers, affinity groups and individuals access to quality local and global health care and related financial protection programs. CIGNA offers products and services in over 27 countries and jurisdictions and has approximately 65 million customer relationships throughout the world.

To learn more about CIGNA Global Health Options, visit