Cigna: Pandemic Led to Fewer New Scripts, Better Adherence

In its 2020 Drug Trend Report, Cigna Corp. division Evernorth said total drug costs rose 4% for its commercial plans, including both utilization and unit costs. The COVID-19 pandemic led to an across-the-board decline in the percentage of new medication users as well as improved adherence among people taking medications for chronic conditions. Among the top 15 therapy classes ranked by per-member per-year spend for the commercial plans, inflammatory conditions remained the top of the list, at $241.34 PMPY average spending, followed by diabetes at $145.24.

SOURCE: Evernorth. Visit https://www.evernorth.com/drug-trend-report.

Jinghong Chen

Jinghong Chen Reporter

Jinghong produces infographics and data stories on health insurance and specialty pharmacy for AIS Health. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting. Before joining AIS in 2018, she worked at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese.

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