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CIGNA and UPMC Reach New Agreement

  • Expands and grows CIGNA's presence in the Pittsburgh market
  • Agreement continues access to UPMC’s high-quality, cost-effective care

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 22, 2011 – CIGNA and UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) announced today they have reached an agreement both to continue as well as enhance in-network access for CIGNA customers to all UPMC facilities and its affiliated physicians.

“We know our customers actively seek out UPMC’s world-class hospitals and doctors,” said Vince Sobocinski, president and general manager, CIGNA HealthCare of Pennsylvania. “We are pleased that we can meet the needs of our customers through this agreement and also help ensure that quality health care remains affordable and accessible to them.”

UPMC operates 20 academic, community and specialty hospitals and 400 outpatient sites, employs more than 2,800 physicians, and offers an array of rehabilitation, retirement and long-term care facilities. Under the new agreement, CIGNA customers will be able to continue receiving health care services at UPMC’s facilities and through its physicians at in-network rates.

“UPMC is the preferred health care provider for individuals and businesses in the Pittsburgh area,” said Joseph T. Chuba, vice president, payor contract services, UPMC. “This agreement benefits employees and employers throughout western Pennsylvania by enhancing choice and competition in the insurance market and ensures CIGNA customers have access to UPMC’s high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused health care.”

For a full listing of CIGNA’s in-network hospitals and physicians, please visit


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