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Humana and YMCA of the USA Continue Partnership to Educate Consumers in Local Communities on Health Coverage Options

Partnership aims to help people in communities across the country make informed decisions about their health care


Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:02 am EST



Public Company Information:

"Our partnership with Humana aligns well with the Y’s commitment as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health"

LOUISVILLE, Ky. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) announced they are teaming up for the second consecutive year to educate individuals and their families about their health coverage options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Humana and the Y are co-sponsoring free health insurance seminars and health and wellness community events from September 2014 through September 2015 to:

  • Raise awareness about financial assistance available under the ACA;
  • Help people understand the health insurance plans available; and
  • Educate people about the timing of the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) which began on Nov. 15, 2014 and ends on Feb. 15, 2015.

More than 300 free health and wellness community events and seminars will be held at 115 local Y branches in 13 cities in states, such as Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Humana and the Y held more than 200 free health insurance seminars and health and wellness community events during the 2013/2014 OEP.

“At Humana, we are dedicated to making the health care process as simple as possible and improving the health of the communities we serve,” said Roy Beveridge, MD, Humana’s Chief Medical Officer. “We are proud to continue our partnership with the Y to provide communities with the necessary tools and resources to help people better understand health coverage options for themselves and their families.”

“Our partnership with Humana aligns well with the Y’s commitment as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health,” said Kate Coleman, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy/Advancement Officer, YMCA of the USA. “We believe that to better manage their health, people need to understand the available options so they can make informed choices.

Last year, Humana launched its “Humana Helps” website, which can be accessed at www.HumanaHelps.com. The site is designed to help people estimate their financial assistance and the cost of plan options that are available in their area, and find educational or enrollment events in their community.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at 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 (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
  • Corporate Governance information.

About YMCA

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.ymca.net

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Humana Corporate Communications
Alex J. Kepnes, 502-580-2990
Mamie Moore, 800-872-9622 ext. 8418