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October 10, 2022 / 2022 Power 25 Health Care

2022 Power 25 Health Care: David Cordani

David Cordani

David Cordani is Connecticut’s highest-profile healthcare leader, as CEO of Bloomfield-based Cigna Corp., one of the country’s largest health plans.

Cordani has been an outspoken proponent of private insurance being the best way to make affordable healthcare coverage more widely available in the U.S.

He’s also not been shy about weighing in on a range of healthcare topics.

During a JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in January, he spoke about how Cigna was targeting primary care as a key growth area, including virtual care.

In another interview with Yahoo Finance, Cordani defended the role of pharmacy benefit managers, a space Cigna plays in.

He’s also been a strong opponent of public health insurance plans that have been proposed and/or discussed at the national and state levels, including in Connecticut. In February, Cigna made a bold move by committing $450 million to its Cigna Ventures fund, which invests in technology and tech companies that develop tools and products it can fold into its clients’ health offerings.

Cordani oversees over 4,000 employees in Connecticut and his company has reaffirmed its commitment to Bloomfield by recently completing a multimillion-dollar headquarters renovation, even though more of Cigna’s workforce is working remotely amid the pandemic.

Cigna lately has also become a more active corporate citizen in the city of Hartford.

Earlier this year it offered a $50,000 donation to the city’s “Open Streets” program, an initiative that will clear select roads of vehicle traffic for up to six hours one Sunday per month, allowing residents and visitors to gather, walk, exercise or bike in the area, with the ultimate aim of promoting community health and stimulating business sales.

Cigna also agreed to contribute to a $1.7 million supplemental loan pool designed to help fund private real estate developments in Hartford.

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