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Humana to Administer Health Benefits for HealthONE Employees and Dependents

HCA-HealthONE, Metro Denvers Largest Hospital Company, Selects Humana to Administer HMO Plan for Employees Starting in 2008

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007 9:00 am EST

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DENVER

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HUM
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DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that it will administer health benefits for HCA-HealthONE LLC, which has more than 8,500 employees in the greater Denver area. The agreement will go into effect January 1, 2008.

HealthONE is metro Denvers largest provider of health care services, with seven hospitals; 13 ambulatory surgery centers; more than 30 occupational medicine/rehabilitation, Broncos Sports Medicine, specialty, and outpatient diagnostic imaging clinics; and AIRLIFE, which provides critical care air and ground transportation.

Humana is honored and excited that HealthONE has selected our company to administer health benefits for so many of its Denver employees and their dependents, said Leslie Andrews, market president of Humana of Colorado. Humana's recently launched HMO product gives our members greater choice in their health care decisions, and our partnership with HealthONE adds even more strength to our HMO network.

Starting in 2008, Humana will administer a HMO plan for HealthONE employees and dependents. As part of its health benefits plan, HealthONE employees and dependents will have access to a wide array of health services including personal nurse services, comprehensive disease management programs, Humana Beginnings, a wellness program designed to help expectant mothers during their pregnancy, and wellness programs through Humana subsidiary Corphealth including health coaching, integrated medical-behavioral health care management and an employee assistance/work-life program.

The most important considerations our employees request in their health plans are a robust physician network, affordable rates and excellent customer service, says Roger Smith, HealthONE and HCA Continental Division Vice President for Human Resources. Humana offers all three.

In addition to covering HealthONEs employees and dependents, HealthONEs facilities will also form the nucleus of Humanas new Select HMO network in Denver. The Select HMO network, including the HealthONE facilities, will also be available to other employer groups as part of a Humana health plan.

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
Anna Hobbs-Little, 972-643-1723
ahobbslittle@humana.com