Cigna announced it will offer some of its health insurance plan customers access to 24/7 online video or telephone consultations with doctors.
The insurer will work with MDLIVE, a telehealth company in Sunrise, Fla., that provides online and on-demand health care delivery services and software. Eligible health plan members will be able to consult online with board-certified internal medicine, family practice and pediatric physicians.
Cigna will start offering the MDLIVE program to several self-insured employers interested in testing the approach with their employees as part of their health program effective Jan. 1, 2014. A short video online shows how it works.