Evernorth, a health services portfolio company of Cigna, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MDLive, a privately held, 24/7 virtual care delivery platform. Upon completion, this transaction will provide Evernorth with a platform that will expand its capabilities to deliver a more affordable, convenient and connected patient care experience.
“Customers expect more convenient care interactions, and COVID-19 has rapidly accelerated this need. We see an immediate opportunity to build a new model of care delivery, one that delivers a connected experience with greater affordability, predictability and simplicity. With the opportunity to serve millions more people, and with more personalized ways to deliver care, we will have an even greater impact on our customers, clients and partners,” said Tim Wentworth, chief executive officer of Evernorth. “Combining MDLIVE’s platform and strong network for virtual providers with our comprehensive care solutions, we will be better positioned to optimize the care journey to improve affordability and accessibility, and to deliver superior support to health plans as they advance their own care delivery models for the future.”