Health Insurance CEO Pay Jumps

CEOs of the largest U.S. health insurers have seen their compensation rise.
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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Data compiled by

Health Care For America Now

shows chief executives of the 10 largest for-profit health insurance companies took home about $228.1 million in 2009. Here's a look at some of the highest paid executives in the industry.

Angela Braly, CEO of

Wellpoint

(WLP)

(above) saw her salary increase from $8.7 million a year to $13.1 million in 2009. Since she took on the job in 2007,

her salary has tripled.

Wellpoints share are trading almost a dollar down from where shares were last year. Shares were trading up 23 cents at $51.83 Friday afternoon.

Ron Williams, the CEO of

Aetna

(AET)

, earned $18.2 million in 2009, instead of the

$24.4 million

he earned the year before. Williams joined Aetna in 2001. Aetna's stock slid seven cents since last year. It's stock was trading even at $28.10 a share Friday afternoon.

Cigna

(CI) - Get Report

CEO David Cordani earned $6.5 million in total comp in 2009. Cordani became CEO in 2009 and has been at the company since 1991, according to a Cigna spokesperson. Cigna's stock is pretty much trading up $4.15 from last year. The stock is down 22 cents at $33.20 a share Friday afternoon.

Health insurer

Humana

(HUM) - Get Report

paid CEO Michael B. McCallister 26% more last year than in 2008, largely because of a $1.8 million performance-related bonus. McCallister has been at the insurance company for approximately 10 years. Humana shares are trading up $14.50 from last year. Friday afternoon Humana's shares were up 11 cents at $49.42.

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Written by Maria Woehr in New York

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