LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Military Healthcare Services (HMHS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), proudly announces its sponsorship of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. The sixth annual college bowl game recognizes and pays special tribute to active duty and veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces with various patriotic events held throughout the game. The Armed Forces Bowl will be held on December 31, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. (CST) in the Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas; and will feature the University of Houston taking on the U. S. Air Force Academy.
As part of the sponsorship, military troops will be invited by the Armed Forces Bowl Committee to attend the game. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN and overseas on Armed Forces Television.
“Humana Military is thrilled to be a part of the excitement and provide an opportunity for troops to be a part of the festivities as well,” said Larry Burchfield, senior regional executive for HMHS. “We feel the Armed Forces Bowl is a way to thank those who have sacrificed so much and will be a fun way for them to ring in the new year.”
The day before the game, the area surrounding the stadium will host a public display of military equipment, called the Armed Forces Adventure Area, and continue through game day. Team pep rallies will be at this location, followed by a fireworks show the night before the big game. In addition, there will be a tribute during each quarter of the game to a different branch of the military, as well as a patriotic halftime show. For more information, please visit www.ArmedForcesBowl.com.
HMHS, headquartered in Louisville, KY., has been a Department of Defense contractor for the administration of the TRICARE program since July 1, 1996. In August 2003, HMHS was awarded the contract to provide health benefits support and services to approximately 2.8 million active duty and retired military and their eligible family members in the 10-state South Region. HMHS was also awarded the Department of Defense’s contract to provide healthcare services and support for active duty service members and their families located in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, in February 2004.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 11.7 million medical members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplementary benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.
Over its 47-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.
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