Cigna announced that it is expanding its Medicare business to Portland, offering Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in several counties there and giving local Medicare beneficiaries more choices, including plan benefits not offered by Original Medicare, such as vision, dental, and hearing coverage. Cigna Preferred Medicare (HMO) and Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO) MA plans will be available in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon, as well as Clark County in Washington state. Both plans are available for $0 premium and include a host of benefits not available in Original Medicare, including vision, hearing, dental, and prescription drug coverage. They also include meal delivery following a hospital admission as well as access to a network of high-quality local doctors and hospitals. The company also offers Medicare Supplement plans and standalone prescription drug plans across Oregon and Washington to provide customers with choices for every budget and lifestyle. These plans will first be available to Medicare eligible customers during Medicare's Annual Election Period (AEP), which began October 15, 2021 and continues through December 7, 2021. They will be effective January 1, 2022.