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Humana Acquires Cincinnati-Based Hummingbird Coaching Services

Pioneering Personal Health and Wellness Coaching Technology Will Augment Humana’s Arsenal of Member-Focused Health Tools


Friday, July 9, 2010 9:03 am EDT



Public Company Information:

"Benefits will accrue to Humana members as well as purchasers of LifeSynch products."

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that it has acquired Cincinnati-based Hummingbird Coaching Services for an undisclosed amount. Hummingbird Coaching, a pioneer in scalable, affordable and results-driven coaching, can be a comprehensive turn-key coaching program, an enhancement to a medically based coaching protocol and a platform that makes coaching programs more efficient.

"Hummingbird's flexible, user-friendly platform and coaching expertise are market differentiators that significantly strengthen Humana's vision to help members achieve lifelong wellbeing,” said Patrick Gotcher, president of LifeSynch, Humana’s health and wellbeing subsidiary. “Benefits will accrue to Humana members as well as purchasers of LifeSynch products."

Humana offers its members a vast array of health and wellness tools, including personal nurses, disease management programs and health coaching. The addition of Hummingbird’s highly integrated platform for health and wellness coaching will allow Humana to offer members more targeted, lifestyle-specific assistance as they work to reach their personal goals.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.4 million medical members and 7.2 million specialty members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 49-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 www.humana.com, including copies of:

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  • 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)
  • Corporate Governance information


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