Cigna to cover telehealth doctor consults

Cigna will begin offering telehealth consultations to some of its members next  year after reaching a deal with MDLive, a Florida-based telehealth company.

Under the agreement, members of Cigna’s self-insured employer groups will have  access to 24/7 consultations, whether through online video, phone or email, with  more than 2,000 internal medicine, family practice and pediatric doctors who  work for MDLive. The consultations can address non-emergency issues, including  colds, rashes and headaches, MobiHealthNews reported.

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