Cigna-HealthSpring announced the company has signed a 10-year lease for an approximately 51,500-square-foot office building in MetroCenter.
The Medicare Advantage insurer confirmed earlier this month it was considering consolidating its Cool Springs workforce with its existing MetroCenter office space. The company already operates out of two Great Circle Road buildings totaling 175,000 square feet, where the majority of Cigna-HealthSpring's regional workforce is located. About 200 employees are housed in the Cool Springs-based Carothers Building, in which Cigna-HealthSpring's lease will expire in December.
The new lease is for the Corners I office building located at 601 Mainstream Drive in MetroCenter.
Insurer Cigna-HealthSpring has contracted with Maryland Farms post-acute care manager naviHealth to help about 100,000 of its plan members in the Mid-Atlantic and Pennsylvania work through their recovery process once they've been hospitalized. naviHealth now works with more than 1.4 million people around the country.
Cigna-HealthSpring says it has been chosen by Texas health care officials to market its insurance plans to eligible Medicare enrollees in 34 rural counties in northeast Texas. HealthSpring is one of two companies to get a shot at enrolling about 42,000 people starting next September.
Cigna has bought a chronic care management company focused on in-home services that has been a partner to the insurer's locally based HealthSpring division since 2009. Terms of the deal for Chicago-based Alegis Care aren't being made public yet, although Alegis' former private-equity owner is happy. Cigna-HealthSpring President Herb Fritch plans to take Alegis's services — which now reach nearly 31,000 people in 10 states — across Cigna-HealthSpring's broader base of Medicare Advantage customers.