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Humana Executive Participates in World Economic Forum

Chief Innovation Officer Invited to Speak on Motivating Consumers and Enabling Healthy Choices


Wednesday, January 24, 2007 1:44 pm EST



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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that one of its senior executives is playing a key role in various sessions at the World Economic Forum, the worlds premier gathering of heads of state, global business leaders and directors of worldwide non-governmental organizations.

Humanas Chief Innovation Officer, Jonathan Lord, M.D., is participating in three breakout sessions at the World Economic Forum annual meeting. In one, Dr. Lord will share his perspectives on the newest ways to motivate consumers to change their behavior, with emphasis on Humana-sponsored research currently in progress. This session will include an audience of leading international CEOs and the United Kingdoms Secretary of State for Health. Dr. Lord will also discuss the use of information technology in consumer engagement during a session with healthcare governors entitled Enabling Healthy Choices.

The World Economic Forum, convening this week for its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, is the leading convocation of international leaders who unite each year to come up with collaborative solutions to the most pressing economic and social problems around the globe. During the meeting, 2,400 participants from 90 countries will gather to confront this years program theme: The Shifting Power Equation. Participants this year include 24 heads of state or government, 85 cabinet ministers, and more than 800 CEOs or Chairmen including those from The Coca Cola Company, Merck, FedEx, Dow Chemical, Citigroup, General Mills, Motorola and Google, among others.

Humana and the World Economic Forum Healthcare Industry Team are also convening an invitation-only meeting in Davos to examine how consumer health solutions can be viewed in a collaborative, cross-industry environment. This working meeting will discuss how healthcare in developed countries is moving towards the consumer and the consumer-focused organizations that serve them and will discuss what potential joint research programs can be developed to investigate this changing dynamic. Dr. Lord is the keynote speaker at this meeting, which will be attended by CEOs from a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, banking, healthcare, and food and beverages.

Humanas participation in these sessions in Davos gives us a unique opportunity to share our holistic approach to consumerism with leaders around the world, both in government and the private sector, Dr. Lord said. When these organizations converge to share best practices, its ultimately the consumer who benefits the most.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nations largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with more than 11 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 45-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:

  • Annual report to stockholders;
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
  • Most recent investor conference presentation;
  • Quarterly earnings news releases;
  • Replays of most recent earnings release conference call;
  • Calendar of events (includes upcoming earnings conference call dates, times, and access number, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
  • Corporate Governance Information.


Humana Inc., Louisville
Dick Brown, 502-580-3683
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