By: Heather Caspi
- Following months of scrutiny over its nonprofit status, $4.2 billion in reserves, and other financial concerns, Blue Shield of California continues to face questions about its executive compensation.
- CEO Paul Markovich said the company would disclose more information in the future, but specific details regarding past executive pay would remain secret.
- The lack of transparency may not fly with state regulators investigating whether the organization intentionally misled them.
Blue Shield of California raised executive pay by $24 million in 2012, amounting to a 64% increase from the previous year, The Los Angeles Times previously reported. What concerns regulators is whether the company excluded some of its pay data from public filings in order to cloak massive sums paid to outgoing execs, including former CEO Bruce Bodaken.