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Humana to Allow Early Prescription Refills in Missouri Disaster Areas

Company waives prescription refill rule for members affected by flooding


Friday, June 20, 2008 3:03 pm EDT



Public Company Information:


KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today it will allow its health plan members in seven Missouri counties to obtain early refills of their prescriptions in the wake of devastating flooding that has struck the region in recent days.

With widespread damage to area homes and businesses, many people have been forced to leave their homes quickly and may be in need of medications or medical supplies. In response, Humana has temporarily lifted the normal 30-day prescription refill restriction for its impacted Medicare, commercial and individual plan members in designated counties through July 2. If necessary, Humana will extend the special allowances beyond that date and to any additional counties declared disaster areas.

As of today, the following counties have been declared disaster areas: Clark, Lewis, Lincoln, Marion, Pike, Ralls and St. Charles. 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 Missouris largest providers of health benefits. More than 200,000 members statewide use Humanas commercial and Medicare health 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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Humana Inc.
Jeff Blunt, 513-357-6515