Cigna Corp. will be spending $250 million to see how private companies could change the U.S. health care system next.
The Bloomfield, Connecticut-based health insurer announced Wednesday that has set up Cigna Ventures — a corporate venture capital funder that will invest in “transformative and innovative health care companies..”
Cigna notes that it has already been investing in startups, both on its own and together with other organizations. The list of companies that has received Cigna venture capital help includes Omada Health, Prognos, Contessa Health, MDLIVE and Cricket Health.
Cricket Health, for example, provides home care for patients with severe kidney disease.