CIGNA, a provider of healthcare services, has partnered with HealthCompare, a one-stop online guide to help individuals and families easily research, compare, buy and enroll in the right health insurance plan at the right price.

According to CIGNA, partnership with HealthCompare will allow both companies an opportunity to meet their demands and expectations.

Kathy Feeny, senior vice president of HealthCompare, said: “Based on these staggering unemployment statistics, it is critical for us to help the millions of people who are currently without proper health coverage. Our goal is to reach those that may not be able to afford COBRA and make them aware of the available cost-effective alternatives.”

CIGNA has said that with the use of proprietary technology, HealthCompare presents easy-to-understand information on health plans that includes PPO and HSA providing the tools to transform choice into real decisions. Users can enter their information and receive instant quotes online based on CIGNA local offerings.

CIGNA has claimed that it is currently available through HealthCompare in Arizona, Florida, Tennessee, California, Georgia, Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, Connecticut and South Carolina.

Chris Roames, VP of Alternative Sales at CIGNA Individual Segment, said: “We are thrilled to be teaming up with HealthCompare as it will serve as an outlet for us to connect with consumers seeking cost-efficient health plans as an alternative to COBRA. Having the opportunity to work together will allow us to target this audience and deliver the options that successfully meet their individual needs.”