Cigna Talks About Plan B as U.S. Challenge to Anthem Bid Looms

  • Insurer remains committed to deal while keeping options open
  • Company expects to have $5 billion in cash to deploy next year

David Cordani.

Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Cigna Corp. Chief Executive Officer David Cordani faces a tough task: persuading investors and lawyers that the health insurer is committed to a troubled $48 billion takeover by Anthem Inc., while also talking up its prospects as an independent company.

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