Integrated benefits save employers money, Cigna study finds

Integrating medical, pharmacy and behavioral benefits led to savings for employers, a study from Cigna found. 

In a Jan. 19 news release, the company said integrating these benefits led to average savings of $148 per member per year in 2021, based on the results of a study conducted by firm Aon. 

Engaging employees in health improvement programs like wellness coaching in addition to integrated benefits led to higher savings, over $1,400 per member per year. 

These savings were also higher for individuals taking specialty medications, around $9,000 per member per year, Cigna said in the news release. 

Katy Wong, Cigna's chief pharmacy officer, said these healthcare savings can be passed along to employees. 

"There is tremendous value for employers in having this holistic view across the continuum of care for their workforce," Ms. Wong said. 

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