Aetna CEO gets 20% pay bump; Montana Blues hires new execs;

> Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini's pay package increased 20 percent in 2011. His $10.6 million total compensation included a $1 million base salary, $2 million cash bonus and $7.3 million in stock awards, the Hartford Business Journal reported. Article

> California has enlisted Consumers Union to help improve its premium rate review program, the Sacramento Business Journal reported. With a $225,000 grant from the state, Consumers Union will provide consumer-focused feedback on insurers' rate filings and help increase public engagement in the rate review process. Article

> Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota has hired three executives to join the company's leadership team, reported Pioneer Press. James Eppel becomes chief operating officer, while James Egan assumes the role of chief information officer. The insurer previously hired Kenneth Burdick as the new chief executive officer. Article

> And Finally... I'm nice because I was born this way. Article