HOUSTON – June 12, 2012 – G&A Partners, a Texas-based Professional Employer Organization (PEO), announced today that it will offer its clients a master health insurance plan through the national health service company, Cigna (NYSE: CI). G&A’s clients can now provide their employees the same robust and reliable health benefits and responsive customer service that employees of larger companies and multi-national corporations have come to enjoy through Cigna.
“G&A is proud to join with Cigna to offer cost-effective, competitive and sustainable benefits to small business owners and our existing clients – both large and small,” said John W. Allen, president and COO, G&A Partners. “Through this collaboration with Cigna, we will also be providing our clients access to industry-leading health and wellness programs to help them create healthier, more productive workplaces.”
Allen added that the master health plan is a significant enhancement to G&A’s expanding platform of PEO and HR outsourcing services. Through Cigna, G&A will be able to offer its clients eight different plan options, including five traditional PPO plans and three High Deductible Health Plans that are Health Savings Account (HSA) eligible. In addition to providing flexible benefit options, G&A will also apply sophisticated claims analytics to monitor and manage claims and determine a client’s risk profile, allowing the firm to then customize a wellness program that addresses specific health issues within the company.
“Improving health is the only sustainable way to lower health costs and address the often hidden expense of lost productivity,” said Mike Koehler, president and general manager for Cigna in Houston. “We are excited to join with G&A Partners to offer its clients Cigna benefit plans and help companies achieve better overall health for their employees — and a healthier bottom line for their business.”
Through the collaboration, the companies expect to minimize the year-over-year rate increases that many business owners have faced. G&A estimates that some small business owners could experience an immediate savings when compared to rates they would be quoted in the open market.
G&A Partners (www.gnapartners.com) is a Texas-based HR outsourcing firm and professional employer organization (PEO) serving growing businesses throughout the US. Founded in 1995, G&A Partners specializes in human resource consulting, employee benefits, payroll administration and risk management. G&A has offices throughout Texas, Utah and Arizona. Connect online with G&A Partners on Facebook (www.facebook.com/gnapartners) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/gapartners).
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, and other related products including group disability, life, and accident coverage. Cigna has sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, with approximately 70 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.