P5 Sports & Special Risk
One of the final segments in our long-term planning strategy took place in December of 2000. This phase is the merger of our sports marketing, claims and administration into P5 e.Health Services Inc., a leader in internet solutions for the healthcare industry. This merger allows us full access to their state of the art proprietary claims systems and the opportunity to utilize their new-generation technology in other areas of our sports operations.
Our Sports and Special Risk group came into being in 1969 when we were appointed administrator for the intercollegiate accident insurance plans offered to members of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). In 1989, we added similar plans for the National Intramural- Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA). To this date, we remain corporate partners and managing insurance administrators for both Associations.
We are responsible for developing and maintaining insurance programs for both associations and provide full in-house claims service for all sponsored products. It has remained our philosophy to totally support any program sold with caring, personalized and professional service. One of our many innovations in the collegiate sports market in the early '90's was to inaugurate managed care and a nation-wide Preferred Provider network (PPO); we constantly investigate new approaches to stabilizing insurance costs in the ever-fluctuating athletic insurance arena.
The entire Sports and Special Risk staff is trained to discuss your insurance needs, analyze policy wording, offer claims review and problem solving. Marketing, administration and claims are not separate departments, but work as a unit to make sure our client's needs are consistently met with responsive and knowledgeable service.
Our group has the longest continuous service involvement with student athletics. To best serve the insurance and risk management requirements of our accounts, we bring together our combined experience in athletic-related insurance and the professional skills and knowledge of our staff and the staff of our selected carriers.
For over 30 years, we have maintained our reputation of integrity and total quality commitment.
CIGNA Group Insurance-Specialty Programs Department
The CIGNA family of companies are leading providers of insurance and related financial services throughout the United States and operate in many locations around the world.
Through its fleet of underwriting companies, CIGNA Group Insurance, a division of CIGNA Corporation, is one of the nation's largest providers of group accident insurance. Our mission is to provide affordable, flexible and dependable insurance products that represent both quality and value to our customers. Our products are designed to help our insureds manage the financial consequences of death, accident and disability, and in doing so, offer a better value than the competition.
The Specialty Programs Department of CIGNA Group Insurance is staffed with a specialized sales and underwriting team with over 30 years of experience in the Special Risk insurance market. Our team understands the importance of providing our customers with exceptional service and competitively priced products. Our approach to risk selection and benefit design is one of flexibility and receptivity to innovative ideas.
Our primary underwriting company, Life Insurance Company of North America (LINA), domiciled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the finest and most reliable insurance companies in the nation. LINA has received an A+ (Superior) rating for financial stability and operating performance from the A.M. Best Company, a leading independent rating service of insurance companies.
In January 1997, the Specialty Programs Department joined with P5 Sports & Special Risk to provide specialized accident insurance plans for the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). Through our partnership, we continue to provide NACDA members with a sports insurance program which provides solid accident protection for teams, sports camps and clinics.
For more information about CIGNA visit our web site at www.cigna.com.