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Humana to allow early prescription refills for members in 88 Texas counties, and in Louisiana

Company waives prescription refill rule for members affected by Hurricane Ike

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Friday, September 12, 2008 3:51 pm EDT

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HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today immediate efforts to assist its fully insured commercial and Medicare members in 88 Texas counties and in the state of Louisiana who may be impacted or displaced because of Hurricane Ike.

Humana has temporarily lifted the normal 30-day restriction on early prescription refills for its health plan members in all of Louisiana and in the following counties in Texas: Anderson, Angelina, Aransas, Archer, Austin, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Bowie, Brazoria, Brazos, Brooks, Calhoun, Cameron, Cass, Chambers, Cherokee, Collin, Colorado, Comal, Dallas, De Witt, Denton, El Paso, Ellis, Fort Bend, Franklin, Galveston, Goliad, Grayson, Gregg, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hopkins, Hunt, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kaufman, Kenedy, Kleberg, Lamar, Lavaca, Liberty, Lubbock, Matagorda, McLennan, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Panola, Parker, Polk, Potter, Randall, Refugio, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Shelby, Smith, Starr, Tarrant, Titus, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Webb, Wharton, Willacy, Williamson, Wise and Wood.

The early-refill waiver on prescriptions is in effect for Humana members in Texas and Louisiana through Friday, September 19, 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 Texas and Louisianas largest providers of commercial and Medicare health benefits.

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.

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:

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Contact:

Humana Corporate Communications
Ross McLerran, 210-325-9904
rmclerran@humana.com