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Commissioner McCarty Announces Agreement with Cigna on HIV/AIDS Drugs
Friday, November 7, 2014
Contact Info:

Monte Stevens/Amy Bogner
(850) 413-2515                      
Press@floir.com  ​

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin M. McCarty announced today that Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company (Cigna) has agreed to take steps to ensure Florida residents living with HIV/AIDS have access to the medications they need as provided through Chapter 627.429, Florida Statutes. The Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) was recently made aware of allegations that some health insurers may have been violating this statute by placing all HIV/AIDS medications in the highest tier of their drug formulary, requiring prior authorizations to fill prescriptions, and implementing unnecessary and discriminatory step protocols.

“I appreciate Cigna taking proactive steps to address these allegations,” McCarty said. “I am committed to making sure insurers are not acting in a manner that is discriminatory and inconsistent with Florida law and today’s announcement shows Cigna is committed to those principles as well.”

 

A copy of the order may be found at: http://www.floir.com/siteDocuments/Cigna162232-14-CO.pdf.    

 

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Monte Stevens/Amy Bogner
(850) 413-2515                      
Press@floir.com  ​

About the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has primary responsibility for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance and the monitoring of industry markets. For more information about the Office, please visit www.floir.com or follow us on Twitter @FLOIR_comm and Facebook. ​

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