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Humana’s RightSourceRxSM Receives URAC’s Mail Service Pharmacy Accreditation

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Thursday, December 4, 2008 11:54 am EST

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.

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HUM

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RightSourceRxSM, Humana’s mail-order pharmacy, has received accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

RightSourceRx received accreditation under URAC’s new mail service pharmacy accreditation program, which is a part of the group’s Pharmacy Quality Management® Suite of standards. URAC accreditation assures consumers and purchasers that RightSourceRx meets standards for consumer protection and empowerment.

RightSourceRx should be commended for meeting strict quality standards,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. “It is critically important for health care organizations to make a commitment to quality and accountability. URAC accreditation is a demonstration of that commitment.”

William Fleming, Humana’s vice president of pharmacy and clinical integration, added, “We want our customers to know we have processes in place to deliver their prescriptions timely and accurately, and protect their health interests by ensuring safe delivery of those prescriptions. URAC accreditation shows that we have not only put the processes in place, but have had them reviewed by a respected third party.”

Located in Phoenix, RightSourceRx fills more than 5 million prescriptions annually. RightSourceRx is an important component of Humana Pharmacy Solutions, which also received URAC’s Pharmacy Benefit Management Accreditation in 2007.

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards-development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

About Humana Pharmacy Solutions

Humana Pharmacy SolutionsSM (HPS) offers traditional pharmacy benefits management with member-focused strategies to yield savings in pharmacy and total health expense. Providing prescription coverage for both individuals and groups, HPS strives to give members access to the medicine they need while offering guidance on clinically proven, therapeutically equivalent drugs that bring better value to the member and the customer.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with approximately 11.7 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 company’s Web site 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 Corporate Communications
Doug Bennett Jr., 502-580-3625
dbennett@humana.com