Aetna, Cigna Most Efficient Health Insurers, Study Finds
Aetna ranked first among more than 130 large health plans in how quickly and accurately it reimburses physicians, according to new rankings expected to be released today. Aetna took 27 days on average to pay physicians, resolved 96% of claims on the first try and denied 5.9% of claims. Cigna ranked second overall, while New York's Medicaid program scored the lowest among all health insurers.
- "Aetna, Cigna Rank Highest in Efficiency" (Won Tesoriero, Wall Street Journal, 5/29).