We received a letter today from CIGNA stating that only AccuCheck and OneTouch Ultra strips will be considered Preferred brand tier. All other strips, (Freestyle!) will be considered Non-Preferred Brand, and, thus cost a lot more money. This really sucks. That decision nullifies half the features of the pump we have had for a grand total of 10 weeks.
We are on an HRA plan. They [CIGNA] want us to be educated on our healthcare decisions. One of our reasons for going with Cozmore was that freestyle strips costs less than the strips that went with Medtronic. I educated myself; I did my homework; I was well informed, and, the rules changed on us 10 weeks after ownship.
Grumble, grumble, grumble.