Ron Williams - 2009 Insurance CEO Compensation

Ron Williams - Aetna (NYSE: AET)

Total 2009 Compensation: $18,058,162

Compensation breakdown:

  • Base salary of $1,095,785
  • Stock awards of $4,300,011
  • Option awards of $9,887,890
  • Non-equity incentive plan compensation worth $900,000
  • Change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation worth $1,665,817
  • "Other compensation" including use of a corporate aircraft, personal use of corporate vehicles and company matching contributions for a 401(k) plan valued at $208,659

The skinny:

Williams' $18 million compensation package was roughly 1.4 percent of his company's $1.28 billion net income, as reported in the company's 2009 annual report.

Still, his 2009 pay package was $6.2 million less than in 2008, mostly due to a $2.2 million trimming of his stock awards and $3.6 million less in option awards. Williams' non-equity incentive plan compensation for 2009 also was more than $1 million lower than it was in 2008.

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