EPIC Pharmacy Network Joins Cigna-HealthSpring's Pharmacy Network Offering Stand-Alone Medicare Part D Customers Lower Costs

October 16, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

Preferred cost-share arrangements offer lower out-of-pocket costs for Cigna-HealthSpring Rx customers with lower copays and coinsurance

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — 10/16/2014 –

Cigna-HealthSpring Rx, a national Part D plan, announced that pharmacies members of EPIC Pharmacy Network, Inc. (EPN) will be part of its 2015 pharmacy network. Additionally, members of EPIC Pharmacy Network have a preferred cost-share arrangement with Cigna-HealthSpring Rx which means generally lower costs for Medicare Part D customers with savings on copays, and coinsurance. The lower costs of Cigna-HealthSpring’s preferred arrangements will provide Part D customers a copay savings that will range from $3 to $10 per script which could add up to significant savings in their out-of-pocket drug costs.

Cigna-HealthSpring’s preferred cost-share arrangements are expanding in 2015, and a complete listing is available

here

. The Cigna-HealthSpring Rx plan is nationwide and offers preferred arrangements as a way to help customers save money on their health care costs and the expanded 2015 options provide more choices for affordability to customers.

“We are pleased to have the members of EPIC Pharmacy Network as part of our 2015 pharmacy network and furthermore that we can offer our customers more savings and affordable choices to help lower their drug costs,” said David Holladay, president of Cigna-HealthSpring pharmacy for Medicare and Medicaid. “Medication adherence is a vital part of overall health, especially for our Medicare customers who may average 10 or more daily medications, so it’s a top priority for us to find new and continued ways to maintain affordability and cost savings for our customers, which is exactly what our preferred cost-share arrangement with EPIC Pharmacy Network creates.”

“EPN is proud to provide another opportunity for our more than 1,900 member pharmacies to provide personalized health care to patients. We are committed to providing the tools and services that enable independent pharmacies to thrive in today’s marketplace,” says EPIC Pharmacy Network President Angelo C. Voxakis, P.D.

In addition to giving customers an opportunity to shop locally and support independent pharmacies, customers can also contact a Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Medicare specialist at 855-332-0622 for enrollment guidance. Customers can find an EPIC Pharmacy near them at

www.epicrx.com

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Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in Cigna-HealthSpring Rx 2015 plans during the annual enrollment period, which begins October 15, 2014 and ends December 7, 2014. Plan details and more are available at

www.cignahealthspring.com

.

About Cigna-HealthSpring

Cigna-HealthSpring, a Cigna company (NYSE:CI), is one of the country's leading health plans focused on delivering care to the senior population, predominately through Medicare Advantage and other Medicare and Medicaid products. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Cigna-HealthSpring offers a national stand-alone prescription drug plan and operates health plans in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

www.cignahealthspring.com

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About EPIC Pharmacy Network, Inc.

A wholly owned subsidiary of EPIC Pharmacies, Inc. formed in 1992, EPIC Pharmacy Network (EPN) represents independent pharmacies in providing centralized contracting and administrative services to pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), HMOs, and other third-party payers. For more information, visit

www.epicrx.com

.