The Facts: Health Insurance Profits
HEALTH INSURANCE PROFITS:
WHILE PATIENT COST-SHARING IS GOING UP, HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE DOING VERY WELL.
The national average base salary for all insurance industry CEOs: $544,100 (not including bonuses and stock options). Compare this to the national family-practice physician average salary: $165,300 “And those numbers almost certainly understate the payment gap, since top executives frequently earn the bulk of their income in non-salary compensation…the chief executive of Aetna, earned a salary of about $977,000 in 2012 but a total compensation package of over $36 million, the bulk of it from stocks vested and options he exercised that year.”