Company waives prescription refill restrictions; expands access to crisis hotline; donates to Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc., one of Louisiana’s leading health benefits companies, announced today that it has launched a series of disaster relief efforts assisting its associates, members and their communities devastated by this month’s historic flooding in Louisiana.
Flooding over the past several days has swamped southeastern Louisiana. More than 40,000 homes have been affected by the worst flooding in a century, with more than 30,000 people rescued and another 11,000 currently in shelters.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency for the entire state of Louisiana, and President Obama has issued a Disaster Declaration for 12 of the Louisiana parishes hardest hit by the catastrophic floods. Federal disaster support has also been made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“We at Humana stand with our associates, our members and our communities across Louisiana recovering from this devastating flood,” said Humana Gulf States Medicare President April Golenor. “We have more than 650 associates who work and live in Louisiana, serving our more than 350,000 health plan members across the state, and we know many of them are hurting right now and in need of our help, assistance and support.”
In responding to the flooding in Louisiana, Humana has taken these steps:
Humana Gulf States Medicare Medical Director Dr. Shelly Gupta, cochair of the Baton Rouge Health Advisory Board, said, “We’re in collective pursuit of a healthier community, and we know that right now it’s vital to help South Louisiana recover from this disaster.”
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.
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