Cigna unveils pregnancy app


Cigna unveils pregnancy app

iStock/ Dragonimages

Health insurer Cigna has launched a new app aimed at reducing the number of pregnancies resulting in preterm and low birth weight babies through early risk identification.

The insurer said its new app will enable new parents to enroll and engage in Cigna's Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies programs, which have shown to improve health outcomes for pregnant women and their babies.

In addition, the app offers personalized guidance, and helps expectant parents optimize their health benefits and connect to other available resources including health alerts and reminders, Find a Healthcare Provider, cost and quality tools, maternity coaching and incentives. It also features a health assessment survey that transmits answers to Cigna maternity coaches.

The app will be available to eligible customers in January 2019.

“Our new app is designed to make it easier to enroll and engage in Cigna's Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Babies program, which has shown to have a direct impact on improved health outcomes for both mom and baby,” said Patricia Stephenson, senior medical director at Cigna. “The app delivers convenient, personalized guidance, giving expectant moms and dads information to help them make important health care decisions in real-time.”

Cigna, new app, Healthy pregnancies, Healthy babies program, Patricia Stephenson, US