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Humana to Allow Early Prescription Refills in Iowa Disaster Areas

Company Waives Prescription Refill Rule for Members Affected by Tornadoes and Flooding


Friday, June 13, 2008 6:12 pm EDT



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DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today it will allow its health plan members in 55 Iowa counties to obtain early refills of their prescriptions in the wake of devastating tornadoes and flooding that have struck the region in recent days.

With damage to homes, businesses and property widespread in the area, Humana today has temporarily lifted the normal 30-day restriction on early prescription refills for its health plan members in the following declared disaster areas: Adams, Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Carroll, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clayton, Crawford, Dallas, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Howard, Humboldt, Iowa, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Kossuth, Linn, Marion, Marshall, Mitchell, Monona, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, Polk, Ringgold, Scott, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Webster, Winneshiek, Worth and Wright.

The early-refill waiver on prescriptions is in effect in those counties for all Humana members through June 22, 2008. Humana members with questions are encouraged to call the toll-free Customer Service number on the back of their Humana identification cards.

Humana is one of Iowas largest providers of Medicare health benefits. More than 100,000 members statewide use Humanas Medicare Advantage health plans or Medicare prescription drug plans.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nations largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 11.5 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.

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  • Calendar of events (includes upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
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Humana Inc.
Amanda Dvorchak Harris, 312-441-5361
Corporate Communications

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