Breadcrumb Home Finance April 21, 2017 01:00 AM UnitedHealth CEO's compensation swells in 2016 to $17.8 million Shelby Livingston Tweet Share Share Email More Print UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley made $17.8 million in total compensation in 2016 for running the nation's largest health insurance company. Hemsley's compensation grew by 22.4% over 2015, according to a document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.His base salary totaled $1.3 million, while his bonus was roughly $1.66 million.Hemsley also received stock and options awards with a fair value of $6.5 million and $8.7 million, respectively. But those are not yet vested. Hemsley's actual realized 2016 compensation, taking into consideration stock vested and options exercised, totaled $33.4 million, up 66.1% over 2015. UnitedHealth's 2016 revenue totaled $184.8 billion, up 17.6% year over year. Net income was $7.3 billion, up 23.3% over 2015.Correction: April 27, 2017 This story has been updated to revise UnitedHealth's 2016 revenue. Letter to the Editor Send us a letter Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print. Recommended for You Employers increasingly open to provider rate regulation Publicly traded health insurers' revenue nears $1 trillion mark Sponsored Content View the discussion thread.