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Humana Foundation Pledges Matching Donations to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Humana Foundation to match up to $200,000 in donations made to the American Red Cross and Save the Children through employee gift program


Tuesday, November 27, 2012 11:00 am EST



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"Our employees are generous and hardworking people. We hope that this gift will help to ease this unimaginable burden placed on east coast communities."

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) today announced a pledge to match up to $200,000 to support relief efforts on the east coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

“It’s important that we stand together during times of devastation of this magnitude and provide support to our neighbors near and far,” said Mike McCallister, Humana’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. He is also the Chairman of the Humana Foundation Board of Directors. “Our employees are generous and hardworking people. We hope that this gift will help to ease this unimaginable burden placed on east coast communities.”

Now through December 31, the Humana Foundation will match employee donations to the American Red Cross and Save the Children through Giving Together, its employee matching gift program. For this effort, a total gift of up to $200,000 will be matched by the Foundation.

Since 2001, the Humana Foundation has provided $2.6 million to disaster relief efforts. In recent years, Humana and the Humana Foundation have provided relief following such events as Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, and tornados in Alabama, Indiana, and Kentucky.

Giving Together, an all-associate matching gift program that launched in early 2011, matches employee donations to charitable causes throughout the year.

About the Humana Foundation

The Humana Foundation was established in 1981 as the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health care companies. Located in Louisville, Ky., the site of Humana’s corporate headquarters, the Foundation’s mission is to promote healthy lives and healthy communities. The Foundation’s key funding priorities are childhood health, intergenerational health, and active lifestyles. For more information, visit www.humanafoundation.org.

Humana and the Humana Foundation are dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility. Our goal is to ensure that every business decision we make reflects our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our members, our associates, the communities we serve, and our planet.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health-care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

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Humana Corporate Communications
Alex Kepnes, 502-580-2990