Cigna CEO cashed out $44 million in 2017

Cigna CEO David Cordani talks in a board room.
Cordani has led Cigna for more than eight years. Photo: Scott Eells / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Cigna CEO David Cordani made $43.9 million in 2017, according to a federal securities filing. That amount reflects the stock awards and options that Cordani actually cashed out.

The big picture: Cordani was in the spotlight a lot last year. He broke off the health insurer's merger with Anthem after feuds plagued both sides. Cigna is suing Anthem for almost $15 billion "as a result of the failed merger process," and a trial for the case is scheduled for 2019.