MDLive, South Florida’s homegrown telehealth unicorn, to be acquired by Cigna
By Nancy DahlbergAnother big exit for a South Florida tech company: Cigna Corp. has agreed to acquire telehealth giant MDLive. Like other providers in the industry, growth has exploded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has quickly accelerated the adoption of telehealth. For Cigna, the deal announced today by the giant health insurer’s Evernorth services unit brings telehealth services in-house, aiming to help close the patient-provider accessibility gap. Typically health insurers have paid for these services through contracts with telehealth providers. Founded in 2009 by Randy Parker, MDLive has been one of South Florida's most successful healthcare technology companies, and has been a pioneer in a sector that has been one of the region's fastest-growing.