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Deadline Approaching for Organizations to Apply for 2007 Arizona Benefits $100,000 Charity Award

$100,000 grant available to non-profit organization in inaugural program

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Friday, July 27, 2007 9:17 am EDT

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PHOENIX

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"said Jeff Montag, president of Humana of Arizona."

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A little more than five weeks remain for Greater Phoenix-area charities to apply for a one-time, $100,000 grant in the inaugural Arizona Benefits charitable awards program, created and funded by health benefits company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). The program is designed to give local not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organizations the opportunity to receive a meaningful contribution.

To be considered, organizations must submit an application by August 31, 2007. Phoenix-area nonprofit organizations are encouraged to visit www.arizonabenefits.org to download a copy of this years grant application and review program criteria. Applications may be sent to Humana of Arizona, Attn: Arizona Benefits, 20860 N. Tatum Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050. Questions can also be directed to Humana by calling 480 515-6701.

Arizona Benefits is all about Humana giving back," said Jeff Montag, president of Humana of Arizona. "Humana is deeply committed to the people and the local not-for-profit organizations that make the Phoenix area a better place to live."

Arizona Benefits will award the $100,000 grant to a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization based in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area that is doing valuable work to benefit people in Maricopa County. Arizona Benefits supports charitable organizations that address community improvements in the areas of mind, body and spirit.

A panel of local judges comprised of community leaders, public officials and business representatives will select the $100,000 grant recipient. The nonprofit recipient will be announced at a celebratory event Thursday, November 15 at the Arizona Biltmore.

Arizona Benefits will recognize organizations supporting the following improvements in the community:

  • Mind - Projects or institutions that seek to improve the educational landscape resulting in higher levels of achievement.
  • Body - Projects or human service agencies engaged in the promotion of healthy bodies and lifestyles. Special consideration will be given to projects with outcomes that address the health and wellness needs of the community.
  • Spirit - Projects or civic & cultural development organizations that seek to inspire communities and enliven the human spirit.

Applicants should explain how the organization would use Humanas Arizona Benefits grant to transform itself; detail the organizations financial health; provide examples of previous, successful projects; and describe how the organization benefits the people of the Phoenix area.

About Humana Inc.

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 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
Ross McLerran, 210-617-1771
rmclerran@humana.com
www.arizonabenefits.org