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UnitedHealth CEO comp grows 4 percent in 2012

The Associated Press

UnitedHealth Group Inc. gave CEO Stephen Hemsley a 4 percent bump in total compensation last year, when the insurer's earnings and stock price also climbed and it launched an acquisition.

An Associated Press analysis of a company regulatory filing shows the 60-year-old executive received compensation valued at $13.9 million in 2012.

Hemsley has served as CEO of the nation's largest health insurer since 2006.

The company's earnings climbed more than 7 percent last year to about $5.53 billion. Its stock price also rose 7 percent, and it launched a $4.9 billion acquisition of a majority stake in a Brazilian health benefits and care provider.

The AP's calculation counts salary, bonuses, perks and stock and options awarded during the year.