Cigna acquires Brighter Inc to further its digital transformation

By Catherine Sturman
Global health company Cigna Corporation has recently acquired software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Brighter Inc for an undisclosed amount. Offering a...

Global health company Cigna Corporation has recently acquired software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Brighter Inc for an undisclosed amount.

Offering a range of health services, Cigna remains present in over 30 countries and is the 4th fastest growing healthcare software company on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500 list.

“The acquisition of Brighter accelerates our progress towards these priorities and in establishing us as the leader in the digital transformation of our industry,” explained David M. Cordani, President and Chief Executive Officer at Cigna.

Behind a number of health services and adopting an innovative SaaS digital health plan platform, Brighter works to engage patients and providers in the delivery of personalised and seamlessly integrated experiences in order to efficiently deliver higher-value healthcare.

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The acquisition will build upon Brighter’s relationship with Cigna, where it will support the development of Cigna’s mobile and desktop tools through integrating its digital health platform and ongoing consumer expertise.

The establishment of new end-to-end digital solutions will see patients become further supported, as provide future incentives for patients in the reduction in rising healthcare costs.

“When we started Brighter, we set out to use technology and consumerism to improve the health insurance experience and reduce unnecessary costs,” commented Brighter CEO Jake Winebaum.

“Our experience with Cigna as a partner over the past two years has proven that those goals can be accomplished.

“I am extremely excited to now be joining Cigna to further the realisation of our shared mission. By combining Cigna’s expertise, ambition and scale with Brighter’s team and technology, we look forward to delivering innovative new solutions for Cigna’s customers and providers.”

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