Cigna's consumer-driven health plan participation grew by 26 percent in 2012, with one in five Cigna customers now participating in a health savings account or health reimbursement account, the health insurer said this week.

The growth of CDHPs has been well-documented lately, and Cigna president and CEO David Cordani says it's no surprise as to why.

"The growth of consumer-driven health plans continues because they help customers reduce their health risks and improve the quality and efficiency of their care, which result in lowering their total medical costs," he said. "Our CDHP customers are more engaged with their health and health spending, they spend less to receive the same levels of recommended care, and are more satisfied with their health care experience."

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