100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Stephen Hemsley, 65
Outgoing CEO, UnitedHealth Group
- Compensation: $31,298,553 - according to 2016 (Star Tribune)
- Years on list: 8
Hemsley, who has been CEO at UnitedHealth Group since 2006, announced in mid-August the would be stepping down from that role effective Sept. 1. He will stay with the insurer in the newly created role of executive chairman of the board of directors. The nation's largest health insurer, fearing massive financial losses, announced plans to cut back its participation in the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges to just a handful of states next year.