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Humana Renames LifeSynch Subsidiary as Humana Behavioral Health to Highlight Integrated Medical-Behavioral Approach

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 10:00 am EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. & DALLAS

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HUM
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"Humana’s bold goal illustrates that health is not just limited to the physical aspects. We’re proud to support our members who are looking to change behaviors that are detrimental to their health."

LOUISVILLE, Ky. & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its ongoing efforts to support its members in their health journeys, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced that LifeSynch, the administrator of mental health benefits for Humana members, is now Humana Behavioral Health.

Humana Behavioral Health, formally known as LifeSynch, will remain an affiliated company and subsidiary of Humana Inc., and will continue to manage the behavioral health benefits and provider network on behalf of Humana.

“The Humana Behavioral Health name reflects our ongoing commitment to integrated physical and mental health and the continued evolution of Humana’s integrated care delivery model,” said Gregory Bayer, Ph.D., Vice President, Humana Behavioral Health. “Improving a person’s health rests not only in the clinical aspects, but also in the health behavior aspects such as managing stress and work/life balance. We feel that Humana Behavioral Health is strategically positioned to help our members do so through our holistic approach that addresses the mind and body.”

Humana Behavior Health will continue to provide an extensive array of health behavior resources, including behavioral health care, primary care consultation, integrated medical-behavioral programming, behavioral pharmacy services, health coaches, telepsychiatry and web-based wellness tools for brain health. There will be no changes to benefit plans or contact information as a result of the name change.

Earlier this year, Humana announced its bold goal: The communities we serve will be 20 percent healthier by 2020 because we make it easy for people to achieve their best health. Humana is measuring the bold goal through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instrument known as “Healthy Days.” The measurement includes four questions, two of which ask about physical and mental health over the previous 30 days. The responses are used to determine the number of unhealthy days a person has in a month.

“It’s no secret that behavioral health includes helping people find ways to alter their behavior to support healthier habits,” said Larry Weinstein, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Humana Behavioral Health. “Humana’s bold goal illustrates that health is not just limited to the physical aspects. We’re proud to support our members who are looking to change behaviors that are detrimental to their health.”

Humana members and providers are being notified of the name change to avoid confusion and should expect uninterrupted, high quality service and a focused, holistic approach to integrated medical and behavioral health care throughout the transition.

LifeSynch has been a part of Humana since 2005, when Humana acquired what was then known as CorpHealth. The organization has more than 20 years of positive outcomes for employers, health plans and insurers, and currently serves over five million Humana members.

About Humana Behavioral Health

Humana Behavioral Health is committed to changing health behaviors to improve lives. We take a holistic, integrated, mind-and-body approach – treating both the physical and mental aspects of health conditions together - to address the whole person, encouraging faster recovery and improving clinical outcomes while lowering the overall costs of health care.

Humana Behavioral Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). More information about Humana Behavioral Health’s products and services is available at www.humanabehavioralhealth.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, 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.

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); and
  • Corporate Governance information.

Contact:

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