UnitedHealthcare, Cigna Join ‘Virtual-First’ Health Plan Fray

UnitedHealthcare and Centene Corp. have added “virtual first” plan designs to their employer-sponsored offerings, becoming the latest commercial insurance giants to offer benefit designs built around virtual primary and urgent care. Health care insiders tell AIS Health that while there is some demand among employers for such services, they don’t expect the virtual-first model to replace traditional benefit designs any time soon.

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Peter Johnson

Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.

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