Gerald Hendricks: CEO salaries

January 7, 2013 

CEO salaries

The rise of health insurance costs is certainly justifiable. How else can they pay their CEOs?

Aetna’s CEO received $72 million in total compensation in 2010 on leaving the company. For 2011, a new Aetna CEO received a 20 percent increase to $10.6 million.

The Anthem Blue CEO earned $4.6 million, and the top 10 executives earned a total of $14 million.

Wellmark’s CEO gets $3.1 million, a 29 percent increase since 2009. And the N.C. Blue Cross gave its CEO $1.8 million in total compensation.

Then again, let’s just say it is because of Obamacare.

Gerald Hendricks

Creedmoor

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