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Humana Military Healthcare Services Receives First Place for Website in 2007 e-Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:48 pm EST

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Military Healthcare Services (HMHS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Humana Inc., won first place for their website in the 2007 e-Healthcare Leadership Awards for Best eBusiness Site. This leading awards program, now in its eighth year, recognizes the best websites of healthcare providers, health plans, healthcare associations, online health companies, pharmaceutical/medical equipment firms, suppliers, other healthcare organizations, and business improvement initiatives.

We take great efforts in making our website user-friendly and providing useful quality information to our beneficiaries, said Dave Baker, president and CEO for HMHS. Winning this award reinforces our promise to be the most trusted name in military healthcare solutions.

The eHealthcare Leadership Awards recognize the hard work that goes into creating outstanding health websites. Criteria for winning the Best e-Business Site category included having a website that supports the business operations of the company, how well the site supports beneficiary services and refers consumers to physicians.

Judging for this competition was an independent panel of individuals familiar with healthcare and the internet who evaluated each entry and website. They were rated on how they compared with other entries within their awards category and how consistent they were with other leading websites in and outside the healthcare industry.

Over 1,100 entries were received from a wide range of healthcare organizations. This is the second Web award for HMHS to receive in 2007. To view the HMHS website, please go to: www.humana-military.com.

About Strategic Health Care Communications

Serving the industry since 1984, Strategic Health Care Communications, a wholly-owned division of Health Care Communications, provides information on business development, marketing, and Internet strategies. The company's products and services include print publications, special reports, conferences, evaluations, and consulting services.

About HMHS

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 Defenses contract to provide health care services and support for active duty service members and their families located in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, in February 2004.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nations largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with approximately 11.3 million medical members. Humana offers a diversified portfolio of health insurance products and related services through traditional and consumer-choice plans to employer groups, government-sponsored plans, and individuals.

Over its 46-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.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the companys Website at http://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 (includes upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
  • Corporate Governance Information.

Contact:

Humana Military Healthcare Services
Julie Ice, 502-301-6982
jice@humana.com