The government relations activities are nonpartisan and intended to be constructive, principle based, and solution oriented at The Cigna Group.
The mission and business strategy of The Cigna GroupSM dictates our public policy priorities and engagement in the governmental process through:
The Corporate Governance Committee (CGC) of the Board of Directors of The Cigna Group has oversight of and evaluates any material risks associated with the lobbying activities and political spending of The Cigna Group. In addition, the CGC biannually reviews compliance with the Political Activity Policy (PAP) of The Cigna Group, including the contributions made under that policy by the company and The Cigna Group Employee Political Action Committee (PAC) during the previous year, and annually reviews lobbying expenses and trade association memberships.
The Federal and State Government Affairs of The Cigna Group and Global Public Policy teams lead engagement in complex policy matters that are aligned to business priorities at The Cigna Group. Consistent with our commitment to thoughtful and constructive engagement in public dialogues around the world, we strive to advance public policy proposals that we believe will achieve the goals for the U.S. health care system. We support proposals that enable a more affordable, integrated, equitable service model that addresses whole-person health.
The Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy and Federal Government Affairs and the Senior Vice President of State Government Affairs report directly to the General Counsel and review lobbying efforts with the enterprise leadership of The Cigna Group, including the Chief Executive Officer, on a regular basis.
The Cigna Group files federal lobbying reports quarterly with the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Secretary of the U.S. Senate, pursuant to the federal Lobby Disclosure Act. You can review the quarterly federal filings by entering “Cigna” in the search field.
The Cigna Group files state lobbying reports with the appropriate state governing agencies in compliance with disclosure requirements, which are publicly available in the respective jurisdictions and disclose the required lobbying information.
In 2022, The Cigna Group spent $8.6 million on federal lobbying expenses and approximately $3.3 million on state lobbying expenses.
The Cigna Group is a member of several organizations and trade associations that represent the health care industry as well as the larger business community in order to bring about consensus on health care policy issues that can impact key business priorities. While The Cigna Group recognizes that many of the trade associations in which it participates have broad memberships with sometimes differing views, we believe that such organizations can encourage dialogue on important policy issues, constructively engage differing perspectives, and ultimately help identify shared solutions. Trade associations play a significant role in policy advocacy, and The Cigna Group believes membership in these organizations is generally consistent with the company’s interests, including those of its shareholders, clients, customers, providers, and patients. The Cigna Group discloses trade association memberships with more than $50,000 in annual dues and a percentage attributable to lobbying activity.
The Cigna Group trade association and membership dues information for prior years can be found in the political contribution reports.
The Cigna Group regularly supports federal, state, and local officials as well as candidates, parties, and other politically oriented groups and organizations that the company believes can advance its mission, and business objectives and goals, including principles or issues that support our vision for a sustainable health care system.
The Cigna Group adheres to strict standards in which all its contributions are made in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, and without regard for the private political preferences of its executives. The vast majority of the company’s political contributions are made through The Cigna Group Employee PAC, which is funded through the voluntary contributions of eligible employees. In very limited circumstances, corporate funds may be used for political contributions where permitted by law, and in accordance with the company’s PAP, which requires, among other things, prior approval of the Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy and Federal Government Affairs and the Senior Vice President of State Government Affairs and, in certain circumstances, the Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel. Prior to a contribution disbursement, all candidates are subject to review by an independent third-party.
The Cigna Group Employee PAC is a separate, segregated fund established and operated by The Cigna Group, which is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from eligible employees and regulated by federal and/or state governments. The Cigna Group has also established separate but related state political action committees in Missouri and New York.
The Cigna Group Employee PAC supports candidates and political organizations that advance public policies that are aligned to the business priorities of The Cigna Group. Proposed contributions are reviewed in advance and approved by The Cigna Group Employee PAC Board of Directors, which is comprised of executive and non-executive leaders. Contributions are made in accordance with The Cigna Group Employee PAC Articles of Organization and contribution guidelines.
In addition to a candidate’s or committee’s position on business priorities, The Cigna Group Employee PAC considers criteria such as:
The Cigna Group Employee PAC does not make contributions based on a candidate or committee’s stance on any one issue, or on any one vote. In addition, a contribution does not imply that the company’s priorities align with every policy, position, statement, or vote made by that individual policymaker or committee. The Cigna Group Employee PAC does not participate in presidential primary or general election contests.
The Cigna Group obeys all laws in promoting its positions to government authorities, and all contributions made by The Cigna Group Employee PAC comply with all applicable campaign finance regulations.
The Cigna Group is committed to transparency regarding its engagement in the political process. Political contribution details are available in each political contribution report.