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Deadline Approaching for Organizations to Apply for 2008 Utah Benefits $100,000 Charity Award

  • Utah non-profits can apply for $100,000 grant at www.utahbenefits.humana.com
  • Inaugural Utah Benefits grant funded by Humana supports projects or institutions that seek to improve the mind, body and spirit of Utah residents
  • Application deadline is Friday, July 18, 2008 at 5 p.m.


Monday, June 16, 2008 2:20 pm EDT



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SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A little more than four weeks remain for Utah charities to apply for a one-time, $100,000 grant in the inaugural 2008 Utah 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 Friday, July 18. 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 celebration dinner this fall.

I encourage Utah nonprofits, large and small, to take advantage of this opportunity and apply for Humanas inaugural Utah Benefits award. A $100,000 donation like the Utah Benefits grant can have a transformative effect on a non-profit organization, giving a charity the opportunity to impact the community in a way it might not have dreamed possible, said Earl F. Hurst, president of Humana of Utah and chairperson of the 2008 Utah Benefits award campaign. Im proud to be a leader at Humana, one of the fastest-growing health benefits companies in Utah and one of the largest in the nation, as I understand and appreciate what a difference these types of programs make in the community.

Utah Benefits supports charitable organizations that address community improvements in the areas of mind, body and spirit. Utah 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.

Utah nonprofit organizations are encouraged to visit www.utahbenefits.humana.com to download a copy of this years grant application and review program criteria. Questions can also be directed to Humana by calling 801-256-6299 or e-mailing utahbenefits@humana.com.

Applicants should explain how the organization would use Humanas Utah 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 Utah.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nations largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 11.4 million medical members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplementary benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 47-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.


Humana Corporate Communications
Ross McLerran, 210-617-1771

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