The problem with redistributing health insurer CEO pay

Despite what the public thinks about "greedy health insurers," if the CEO compensation of some of the nation's largest payers were redistributed to health plan members, customers actually wouldn't receive much of a windfall, Forbes contributor Chris Conover writes in a recent post.

Looking at the nine health insurance companies that made last year's Fortune 500 list, Conover says that the average total CEO compensation would amount to just 42 cents per member. "In a health economy that wastes upwards of one third of all health spending, hand-wringing over CEO pay at the largest health insurance companies should be very far from the top of the list of things Americans should be arguing about," Conover writes. Post

Suggested Articles

Signups on declined in the second week of Affordable Care Act open enrollment amid technical problems on the website.

Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry.

L.A. Care Health Plan and Blue Shield of California have teamed up to open a series of community resource centers across Los Angeles County.