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Humana's own charity donation boosts executive bonuses

Humana building headquarters.
Humana CEO Bruce Broussard made $34 million in 2017. Photo: Luke Sharrett / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Top Humana executives maxed out their annual cash bonuses in 2017 after the health insurance company used atypical accounting to beef up the measure of profitability that bonuses are based on, according to a new federal filing. This isn't the first time Humana has doled out bonuses based on juiced-up profit numbers.

How it works: Humana excluded a donation made to its own charity from the company's earnings, which allowed executives to hit the maximum target for their bonuses.