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Humana Adds National Retailers to its Vision Network, Expanding Services and Retail Locations

Expanded network provides members more flexibility and access to the industry’s top retail optical locations

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Monday, April 11, 2011 9:00 am EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.

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HUM
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"HumanaVision is committed to helping our members maintain their eye health and overall well-being"

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today the addition of some of the nation’s most recognized retail optical locations to its HumanaVision Vision Care Plan (VCP) network, including LensCrafters, Sears Optical, Target Optical, JCPenney Optical, and most Pearle Vision stores.

Vision plan members can choose from HumanaVision VCP’s strong base of independent vision-care providers or from these new retail providers. The expanded network gives Humana’s members greater choices regarding when and where they can manage their eye care needs while also maintaining predictable pricing for eyeglasses and contact lenses.

EyeMed Vision Care will provide customer care for HumanaVision members and claims processing support through its wholly owned, licensed subsidiary First American Administrators, Inc. This expansion of the existing relationship gives HumanaVision members access to the most extensive customer care hours in the industry, including evening and weekend hours.

“HumanaVision is committed to helping our members maintain their eye health and overall well-being,” said Beth Bierbower, chief operating officer of Humana Specialty Benefits. “Our expanded relationship with EyeMed allows our members more choice and access to manage their eye health needs through our broad private practice network or a convenient retail location, while continuing to manage their out-of-pocket expenses.”

HumanaVision’s provider network expansion is available for all HumanaVision VCP members starting April 1, 2011. To learn more about the benefits of HumanaVision’s VCP product, visit www.humanavisioncare.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.2 million medical members, 7.1 million specialty members, and operates more than 300 medical centers and 240 worksite medical facilities. Humana is a full-service benefits and well-being solutions company, offering a wide array of health, pharmacy and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals, as well as primary and workplace care through its medical centers and worksite medical facilities.

Over its 50-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.

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Humana Inc.
Corporate Communications:
Marvin Hill, 502-476-0315
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