AP Analysis Reveals Big Jump In Compensation Package For Insurance Exec

The Associated Press/ABC News: Aetna Chairman, CEO Mark Bertolini Sees 2012 Total Compensation Climb 26 Percent
Aetna Inc. missed an earnings goal last year, so the health insurer chopped the performance-based bonus it awarded Chairman and CEO Mark T. Bertolini. But the executive’s total compensation still rose 26 percent in 2012. Bertolini, 56, received compensation valued at $13.2 million last year, according to an Associated Press analysis of the Hartford, Conn., company's annual proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That's up from about $10.6 million in 2011 (4/8).

Earlier, related KHN story: Heads Of Largest Children's Hospitals Receive Big Salaries And Rich Benefits (Gaul, 9/27/11).

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