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Insurers socked with $72M in extra taxes under healthcare reform

The 10 largest publicly traded insurers paid their top executives a combined $300 million in compensation last year. But because of a little-discussed provision in the Affordable Care Act, they also had to pay $72 million more than the year before in taxes, amounting to an additional $1.3 million in taxes per executive, according to a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies.

Health IT salaries lag behind overall IT industry

While demand for IT talent in healthcare remains high, salaries appear flat according to  InformationWeek's  2013 U.S. IT Salary Survey. The demand, however, indicates continuing upward pressure on salaries, the report says.

Aetna CEO compensation totals $36M

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini's total compensation for 2012--$36.36 million--almost quadrupled the $9.7 million total pay package he received a year earlier, the Hartford Courant reported.

WellPoint CEO's pay dipped to $13.3M

As WellPoint's earnings fell last year, so did its CEO's total compensation, according to a proxy filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. WellPoint saw its Medicare Advantage

Cigna, Humana CEOs earn millions in pay jumps

The CEOs of Cigna and Humana both received hefty increases in total compensation for 2011, compared to their pay the year before, according to documents filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange

Survey: Top CMIO focus is on reducing errors

Chief medical information officers and other medical informatics directors tend to love their jobs and want to stick around for a while, even though this is a relatively new position for many