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Humana Announces “Health Care for You” Site to Improve Americans’ Understanding of Health Care Coverage Options

Company also announces sponsorship of WebMD destination called “Protecting and Insuring Your Health”

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:00 am EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.

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HUM
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"There is a strong need for basic education to help raise Americans’ knowledge about health care coverage and explain how the health care reform law affects them"

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) today announced “Health Care for You,” a new online resource designed to educate people about the basics of health insurance and public exchange options that take effect in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act.

“Health Care For You,” which can be accessed at www.humana.com/HealthcareForYou, is designed to help educate individuals about health care coverage via a character-driven experience focused on baby boomers, families with children and young independents. By filtering through a few key demographic questions as they enter the site, users are served with information most relevant to them.

As part of its strategy to educate individuals, Humana is also sponsoring a destination at WebMD called “Protecting and Insuring Your Health” that can be accessed at www.webmd.com/insurehealth. This resource is part of a suite of new offerings from WebMD to help individuals make the right plan choice for themselves and their families. The destination Humana is sponsoring on WebMD also links to the new online resource on Humana’s website called “Health Care for You.”

“There is a strong need for basic education to help raise Americans’ knowledge about health care coverage and explain how the health care reform law affects them,” said Roy A. Beveridge, M.D., Humana’s Chief Medical Officer. “Before people can even begin to explore and compare specific offerings, they need to start by understanding what coverage is and why it’s important to obtain. Humana’s Health Care for You site, and our engagement with WebMD, reflect our approach to provide clear, basic education so people can make well-informed decisions about their coverage options.”

“Healthcare For You” also offers a variety of articles, videos, slide shows and infographics to help consumers and members understand what the changes in health care mean to them. The site uses characters to explain the ins and outs of health coverage:

  • Sophie, a mom who is looking for options to cover her family
  • Karen and Tom, who are both ‘boomers’
  • Joe and Sally, who think they’re both ‘young and invincible’

Humana also intends to use digital technologies, including web content and tools (videos, infographics, articles and slideshows), dedicated social media properties, and mobile apps to help educate individuals about their health care coverage options.

While lack of information and understanding of how the new health reform marketplace works is widespread among all Americans, it’s particularly a problem for low-income Americans and the uninsured. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that 67 percent of uninsured and 68 percent of low-income Americans say they do not understand how the health reform law will affect their lives.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders;
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
  • Most recent investor conference presentations;
  • Quarterly earnings news releases;
  • Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
  • Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
  • Corporate Governance information.

About WebMD

WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through our public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications.

The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD Health, Medscape, MedicineNet, eMedicineHealth, RxList, theheart.org, Medscape Education, and other owned WebMD sites.

Contact:

Humana Corporate Communications
Alex J. Kepnes, 502-580-2990
akepnes@humana.com