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Humana brings back Tampa Bay Benefits for 2007

Health insurer to recognize bay area nonprofit with $100,000 grant


Wednesday, April 11, 2007 2:47 pm EDT



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TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tampa Bay area charities have another opportunity to apply for a one-time, $100,000 grant in the annual Tampa Bay Benefits charitable awards program, created and funded by health benefits company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM).

Tampa Bay Benefits will award a one-time, $100,000 grant to a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization based in the Tampa Bay area that is doing valuable work to benefit the people of Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay Benefits supports charitable organizations that focus on the areas of education, healthy lifestyles and cultural/civic development.

Humana is committed to enhancing the quality of life in Tampa Bays communities, said Humana Central Florida Commercial Market Leader John Barger. We are proud once again to recognize and reward worthwhile nonprofit organizations in the bay area. Since its launch last year, Tampa Bay Benefits is playing a significant role in promoting healthy lives and healthy communities.

Last year, Humana received nearly 100 applications from Tampa Bay nonprofit organizations and charitable agencies. In October 2006, Humana presented its inaugural Tampa Bay Benefits grant for $100,000 to The Centre for Women, an organization dedicated to providing support and services to Tampa Bay women, girls and seniors.

The grant is enabling The Centre for Women to build a training suite at its warehouse facility in Tampa to train individuals in basic construction skills for the nonprofits successful and growing Senior Home Improvement Program.

The grant application deadline for the 2007 competition is Aug. 10, and Tampa Bay Benefits is open to bay area-based, 501(c)(3) organizations. Humana has updated its Web site outlining the parameters of its annual Tampa Bay Benefits charitable competition.

Tampa Bay-based nonprofit groups are encouraged to visit www.tampabaybenefits.org to download an online copy of this years grant application, and review competition rules. Grant applicants should delineate how they would use Humanas Tampa Bay Benefits grant to transform their organization; detail their financial health and examples of successful projects theyve implemented; and, describe how their organization benefits the people of Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Benefits will give emphasis to grant proposals that focus on the educational, cultural and health needs of bay area children, families and seniors.

A diverse panel of local judges, comprised of community leaders, public officials and business representatives, will work with Humana to select the $100,000 grant winner. Humana will recognize and celebrate the second Tampa Bay Benefits grant winner at a local awards ceremony in late October 2007.

About Humana

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

Humana is one of Tampa Bays leading health benefits companies with more than 1,200 associates; more than 125,000 commercial health plan members; and nearly 100,000 Medicare members.

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
Mitch Lubitz, 813-287-6180
Cell: 813-732-0386