COVID-19 Carrier Updates – Cigna


Eligibility Requirements – Reduced Hours/Layoffs

If an active, enrolled employee working 30 hours or more per week as of March 1 is furloughed or has hours reduced below normal full-time eligibility, Cigna will agree, at the request of the employer, to allow the employee to remain on the plan for the duration of the extended relief period as long as fee and premium payments are made.

These changes to eligibility would be available for all funding types – fully insured, partially self-funded and self-funded plans.

Clients must confirm that the employees who remain on the plan through the extended relief period were active and covered by the plan as of March 1, 2020.

Special Open Enrollment Period

At this time, there has not been an announcement by Cigna regarding a Special COVID-19 Open Enrollment opportunity.  We will continue to provide updates as they are received.