Cigna Announces New Collaboration, Offers New Digital Tools

November 21, 2018

In an effort to help customers build greater resilience, as well as cope with stress, anxiety, and depression, Cigna has announced it is expanding its suite of behavioral health offerings and will partner with mental health and well-being technology companies Happify Health and Prevail Health.

“We are continuing to expand and evolve our behavioral health solutions to support the wide and varying mental well-being needs of the people we serve,” Julie McCarter, vice president, product solutions at Cigna, said in a statement. “It’s our hope these new digital tools will help empower people to actively engage in their mental health, and make it easier to get support when they need it.”

The new collaboration will begin in January 2019. Both Happify and iPrevail will be available within the Cigna Total Behavioral Health program. The program is a comprehensive suite of solutions offered to employers to support the health and well-being of their workforce.

The collaboration with Happify and iPrevail allows for convenient and personalized online support. Happify offers over 60 different tracks, 3,000 science-based activities and games, and 300 guided mediations based on the best practices of gaming science and behavioral therapeutic disciplines including positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, behavioral activation and solution-focused therapy. Further, iPrevail provides on-demand support with trained peers and wellness coaches using a private chat platform for people experiencing stress and other related challenges. IPrevail also offers personalized mental health care guidance for those with depression, substance use disorder, and other issues.

“By enhancing the connection between mind and body, we can help people prevent serious health conditions and improve overall health and well-being,” said Scott Josephs, MD, national medical officer at Cigna. “We put the individual customer at the center of everything we do, and will continue to focus on delivering personalized tools and services to support the whole person in a simple and meaningful way.”

Julie Gould

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