MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) ("Inspire"), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative and minimally invasive solutions for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (“OSA”), announced today that Cigna, one of the leading health plans in the United States, will provide coverage for the Company’s Inspire therapy, effective June 15, 2020.  Cigna Corporation is a global health service company that provides health insurance coverage for approximately 16 million members in the U.S.
“We are very pleased to receive this positive coverage decision from Cigna.  As health plans halt to update their coverage policies to include Inspire therapy, an increasing number of patients and physicians will have access to our innovative therapy,” said Tim Herbert, President and Chief Executive Officer of Inspire Medical Systems. “With the addition of Cigna, we now have 54 coverage policies, representing over 180 million members, that cover Inspire therapy, compared to 83 million members just one year ago.”