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Health insurer execs reap massive rewards in deal-heavy 2015
Modern Healthcare

UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley earned $14.5 million in 2015, according to a filing Friday, but he wasn’t the top-earning health insurance executive.

The highest-paid CEO in 2015 was Michael Neidorff of Centene Corp., a national Medicaid insurer. He earned $20.8 million. That does not include the millions of dollars worth of unvested or unsold Centene stock that Neidorff owns.

Neidorff and the heads of several other publicly traded health insurers recorded larger cash bonuses and richer stock awards in 2015, a time that was defined by massive mega-mergers but also tumult in the Affordable Care Act’s new insurance exchanges.