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Cigna Adds Iora Primary Care to Medicare Advantage Network in Phoenix Area

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 10:00pm

NASHVILLE, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cigna Corporation, a global health services company, has added Iora Primary Care providers to its Medicare Advantage (MA) network in Arizonas Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix.

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  • NASHVILLE, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cigna Corporation, a global health services company, has added Iora Primary Care providers to its Medicare Advantage (MA) network in Arizonas Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix.
  • As Cigna continues to expand its Medicare Advantage network we are building partnerships with providers that share our focus on delivering affordable, high-quality care, said Dan Hoemke, president of Cignas Medicare Advantage business in Arizona.
  • Cigna MA members can choose Iora Primary Care in Denver, Charlotte, Houston, Tucson and now Phoenix.
  • Our ability to offer Ioras care to Cigna Medicare customers moves us one step further in our journey to transform health care.

Cigna Adds Iora Primary Care to Medicare Advantage Network in Phoenix Area

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 5:00pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cigna Corporation, a global health service company, has added Iora Primary Care providers to its Medicare Advantage (MA) network in Arizona's Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix.

Key Points: 
  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cigna Corporation, a global health service company, has added Iora Primary Care providers to its Medicare Advantage (MA) network in Arizona's Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix.
  • "As Cigna continues to expand its Medicare Advantage network we are building partnerships with providers that share our focus on delivering affordable, high-quality care," said Dan Hoemke, president of Cigna's Medicare Advantage business in Arizona.
  • Cigna MA members can choose Iora Primary Care in Denver, Charlotte, Houston, Tucson, and now Phoenix.
  • Our ability to offer Iora's care to Cigna Medicare customers moves us one step further in our journey to transform health care."

Viatris' First-Ever Interchangeable Insulin Biosimilar Preferred on Express Scripts' Largest Formulary

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 4:37pm

As part of this commitment, Viatris will soon commercialize two versions of this landmark insulin glargine injection, the first-ever interchangeable biosimilar approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Semglee (insulin glargine-yfgn) injection, a branded interchangeable product, and Insulin Glargine (insulin glargine-yfgn) Injection, an authorized interchangeable biosimilar.

Key Points: 
  • As part of this commitment, Viatris will soon commercialize two versions of this landmark insulin glargine injection, the first-ever interchangeable biosimilar approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Semglee (insulin glargine-yfgn) injection, a branded interchangeable product, and Insulin Glargine (insulin glargine-yfgn) Injection, an authorized interchangeable biosimilar.
  • This dual product approach is intended to ensure that this historic interchangeable biosimilar insulin can reach as many patients as possible regardless of financial circumstances, insurance or channel.
  • "The inclusion of our interchangeable biosimilar on Express Scripts' National Preferred Formulary (NPF)is an important milestone to help increase access to insulin for those living with diabetes across the U.S.," said Tony Mauro, President, Developed Markets for Viatris.
  • The Express Scripts formulary change including coverage of Semglee (insulin glargine-yfgn) on its NPF will occur effective January 1, 2022.

ClearAngel Invests $98,000 in RekMed to Help Fuel New Era of Growth

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

ClearAngel gives early-stage companies access to revenue share capital, data-driven advice, and an extensive network of apps, agencies, and investors powered by Clearco.

Key Points: 
  • ClearAngel gives early-stage companies access to revenue share capital, data-driven advice, and an extensive network of apps, agencies, and investors powered by Clearco.
  • RekMed has experienced tremendous growth and enthusiasm from the medical community since its inception, and is now looking to meet the numerous requests for specialized planners from medical professionals in other fields.
  • "For RekMed, this ClearAngel investment will provide tools and resources that will help the company continue its momentous growth and reach future milestones faster.
  • To learn more about RekMed and take a closer look at their high-quality nurse planners for yourself, visit studentnurseplanner.com .

Express Scripts Will Unlock $20 Million in Savings for Clients in 2022 by Preferring the First Interchangeable Insulin Biosimilar

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

"The FDA approval of the first interchangeable biosimilar signals a historic opportunity to realize these cost savings for our clients and members.

Key Points: 
  • "The FDA approval of the first interchangeable biosimilar signals a historic opportunity to realize these cost savings for our clients and members.
  • Express Scripts estimates cost savings of $20 million in 2022 by preferring Semglee injection on its National Preferred Formulary (NPF), which includes more than 28 million lives.
  • Biosimilars, the clinically equivalent alternatives to high-priced biologic medicines, hold considerable savings potential through direct cost savings and competition that encourages lower prices.
  • To earn interchangeable status, Semglee injection met rigorous clinical and regulatory standards, producing the same clinical result as the original biologic.

Cigna Offering Medicare Advantage in the Portland Area

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:00pm

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Cigna is expanding its Medicare business to Portland, offering Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in several counties there and giving local Medicare beneficiaries more choices, including plan benefits not offered by Original Medicare, such as vision, dental, and hearing coverage.

Key Points: 
  • PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Cigna is expanding its Medicare business to Portland, offering Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in several counties there and giving local Medicare beneficiaries more choices, including plan benefits not offered by Original Medicare, such as vision, dental, and hearing coverage.
  • Cigna Preferred Medicare (HMO) and Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO) MA plans will be available in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon, as well as Clark County in Washington state.
  • The Cigna name, logos, and other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc. Cigna contracts with Medicare to offer Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO plans and Part D Prescription Drug Plans (PDP) in select states, and with select State Medicaid programs.
  • To learn more about Cigna, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com 2021 Cigna

AMN Healthcare Names Jeffrey R. Knudson as Chief Financial Officer

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 9:15pm

AMN Healthcare (NYSE:AMN), the nations largest total talent solutions provider in healthcare, announced the appointment of Jeffrey R. Knudson as the companys Chief Financial Officer.

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  • AMN Healthcare (NYSE:AMN), the nations largest total talent solutions provider in healthcare, announced the appointment of Jeffrey R. Knudson as the companys Chief Financial Officer.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211014006027/en/
    AMN Healthcare (NYSE:AMN), the nations largest total talent solutions provider in healthcare, announced the appointment of Jeffrey R. Knudson as the companys Chief Financial Officer.
  • Jeff brings very valuable healthcare and other sector expertise that will help our organization to continue to build and execute on our mission and financial goals, said Susan Salka, President and CEO of AMN Healthcare.
  • AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation.

Cannabis Fertilizer Provider Cronk Grow Nutrients Gets Milestone $10,000 Investment from ClearAngel

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

Founded in May 2021, Cronk Grow Nutrients prides itself on selling high-end nutrients for cannabis cultivation that are 100 percent Canadian.

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  • Founded in May 2021, Cronk Grow Nutrients prides itself on selling high-end nutrients for cannabis cultivation that are 100 percent Canadian.
  • Cortland Cronk, a salesman with an eye on the Cannabis business, was inspired to launch Cronk Grow Nutrients when a friend launched a company making low-stress training bags.
  • "Clearco is helping us to build brand awareness so that we can share the benefits of our fertilizer with more growers," said Cortland Cronk, founder, Cronk Grow Nutrients.
  • To learn more about Cronk Grow Nutrients and experience the amazing crop yields for yourself, visit cronkgrownutrients.com .

Cigna Corporation's Third Quarter 2021 Earnings Release Details

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

Cigna Corporation is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve.

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  • Cigna Corporation is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve.
  • Cigna delivers choice, predictability, affordability and access to quality care through integrated capabilities and connected, personalized solutions that advance whole person health.
  • Cigna maintains sales capability in over 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has over 190 million customer relationships around the world.
  • To learn more about Cigna, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com .

ClearAngel Funds Plus-Size Online Boutique Newly You with $10,000 Investment

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

The ClearAngel program provides early-stage founders with access to revenue share capital, data-driven advice, and Clearco's extensive network of apps, agencies, and investors.

Key Points: 
  • The ClearAngel program provides early-stage founders with access to revenue share capital, data-driven advice, and Clearco's extensive network of apps, agencies, and investors.
  • The online boutique now offers a wide variety of fashion merchandise, ranging from clothing, beauty products, shoes, to accessories, and aims to double its direct-to-consumer revenue with ClearAngels' funding.
  • "I'm thrilled that ClearAngel understands our values and sees the business potential in Newly You."
  • ClearAngel is currently onboarding e-commerce and product companies, and has limited spots available for SaaS, Apps, marketplace and stealth companies.