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Humana to Allow Early Prescription Refills for Members in Pratt, Kiowa and Ottawa Counties in Kansas

Company Waives Prescription Refill Rule for Members Affected by Deadly Tornado


Friday, May 11, 2007 3:44 pm EDT



Public Company Information:


LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today it will allow its commercial and Medicare members in Pratt, Kiowa and Ottawa counties in Kansas to obtain early refills of their prescriptions in the wake of the devastating tornado that struck the region Friday May 4, 2007, killing at least 10 people.

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has declared a state of emergency for these counties following the overnight storm which totally leveled the town of Greensburg and caused wide-spread damage in other parts of the state.

Because of the severity of the damage to homes, businesses and property in the area, Humana today has temporarily lifted the normal 30-day restriction on early prescription refills for its Medicare and commercial health plan members in Pratt, Kiowa and Ottawa counties.

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nations largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with more than 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.


Humana Corporate Communications
Dick Brown, 502-580-3683