Unum’s CEO Gets a $750,000 Increase in Pay for an Annual Income of $12.2 million

While some disabled Unum insureds struggle to make ends meet while fighting unfair claim denials or termination of their benefits, the Times Free Press reports that Tom Watjen, the President and CEO of Unum, received a pay increase of $750,000.00 in 2011 — for a total annual income of $12.2 million — in reward for “delivering strong results in a difficult environment,” according to Unum’s compensation committee.

Watjen receives a base salary of $1.1 million, with the remaining $11.1 million tied to performance-related cash and stock incentives.  In 2011, Unum had after-tax earnings of $887.6 million, an 11% return on equity, and $10.2 billion in revenue.