Kettering Health, Cigna remain in-network

Kettering Health Network and Cigna have reached a new contract to keep the local health system in-network with the insurance company.

“We are pleased that Cigna and Kettering Health Network have reached agreement on the terms of a new contract,” said Cigna spokesman Jim Angstadt. “We look forward to working with Kettering to continue to provide affordable, in-network access to Kettering Health Network and affiliated providers.”

A spokeswoman with Kettering Health also confirmed Friday that a new contract has been signed.

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In May, the health network let patients know that a new contract had not yet been reached and the old contract would expire June 14.

If they had failed to reach an in-network deal, Kettering Health providers would have been out of network for Cigna plans. It is not clear how many local residents would have been impacted.

Contracts between insurance companies and health systems include agreements to cap prices at negotiated discounts for services to patients with those insurance plans.

Kettering Health has a large network of physician practices as well as eight hospitals, including its flagship, Kettering Medical Center.

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