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Humana to Host Senior Skip Day; Offers Seniors 62+ Free Entrance to All National Parks on October 8

Humana to celebrate National Park Service Centennial with special events at Great Smoky Mountains and Biscayne

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 3:42 pm EDT



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"We are grateful to Humana for bringing awareness to the ways the national parks can help overall health and well-being."

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), official health care sponsor of the National Park Service Centennial and National Park Foundation premier partner for the Find Your Park movement, today announced it will host Humana Senior Skip DayTM on Oct. 8, a day created to encourage people 62 years of age and older to skip out on their normal, daily routine to enjoy a healthy day in one of the national parks. On Oct. 8, seniors will have free access to more than 400 national park sites across the United States, compliments of Humana. In addition, Humana will host celebratory events for seniors in certain national park locations.

“Good times with good friends – that’s what most of us remember about senior skip day in high school. We want to help recapture that carefree feeling of freedom and fun,” said Humana Chief Consumer Officer Jody Bilney. “So many Americans are missing ‘refresh and recharge’ time in this busy day and age. Senior Skip Day gives people a chance to take a break and take in the health benefits of a national park.”

To kick-off Senior Skip Day, Humana will host events at Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Biscayne National Park. Seniors and people of all ages will be able to participate in park-related activities and special events like hiking, biking, boat and kayak tours, as well as ranger-led activities, including Monarch butterfly tagging. Activities are free, and seniors can learn more about the special events in each park at HumanaSeniorSkipDay.com.

Humana will also offer up to 10,000 free vouchers for lifetime access to the national parks with the Interagency Senior Pass. People 62 years of age or older can download the voucher online through the HumanaSeniorSkipDay.com website and can redeem the voucher at any National Park Service site that issues The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass. The lifetime pass is always available at national park sites for a $10 fee.

“The health benefits of spending time in nature are well documented,” said Missy Kane, a former track and field Olympic athlete who is scheduled to help lead activities during Humana’s Senior Skip Day event at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. “Natural environments provide countless opportunities to be active outdoors, and they’re perfect for combining fitness with fun, no matter your age or ability, which is one of the many reasons I personally prefer to exercise outside. I look forward to sharing my love of outdoor recreation, specifically hiking, with those who attend Humana’s Senior Skip Day.”

“Natural environments have a direct and positive impact on well-being and the national parks provide countless opportunities to get active and stay fit outdoors,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “We are grateful to Humana for bringing awareness to the ways the national parks can help overall health and well-being.”

To download the lifetime pass voucher and find out more about Senior Skip Day, visit HumanaSeniorSkipDay.com.

To discover parks across the country and learn more about National Park Service Centennial events, including healthy park programs, visit http://findyourpark.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, 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.

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About The National Park Service

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 408 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

About the National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks and nonprofit partner to the National Park Service. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the National Park Foundation raises private funds to help PROTECT more than 84 million acres of national parks through critical conservation and preservation efforts, CONNECT all Americans with their incomparable natural landscapes, vibrant culture and rich history, and INSPIRE the next generation of park stewards. Find out more and become a part of the national park community at www.nationalparks.org.

About the Interagency Senior Pass

  • The Interagency Senior Pass is a lifetime pass available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are 62 years of age or older. In addition to covering entrance and standard amenity fees at recreation areas managed by five Federal agencies, the Senior Pass may provide a discount on some expanded amenity fees such as camping, and guided tours.
  • To qualify for the Interagency Senior Pass voucher you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. that is 62 years of age or older.
  • To verify proof of age and U.S. residency you must show a valid driver’s license, passport, birth certificate, or permanent resident card (green card) when the voucher is exchanged for the pass.
  • The Interagency Senior Pass has one signature line. The pass is not valid until it is signed, so you must sign the pass with first and last name in the presence of the issuer when the voucher is exchanged.
  • The pass is valid for entrance for the pass holder and occupants of a single, private non-commercial vehicle OR a single motorcycle OR pass holder and three persons (16 and older) where per person fees are charged.
  • Valid photo id is required for use.
  • Pass is not replaced if lost or stolen.

Multimedia Files:

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Humana is proud to present Senior Skip Day, because why should 18-year-olds get to have all the fun?
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The Official Logo of Humana Senior Skip Day (Graphic: Business Wire)
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America's national parks provide year-round opportunities to enjoy nature and improve your overall health. Here's a look at how the national parks can give you a healthy boost. (Graphic: Business Wire)
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Autumn leaf colors in the Newfound Gap, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Smokey Mountain National Park will serve as a special event location for Humana Senior Skip Day on October 8th. Multimedia credited to NPS
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Boca Chita Key in Biscayne National Park, which will serve as a special event location for Humana Senior Skip Day on October 8th. Multimedia credited to NPS
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On September 2nd, Humana associates celebrated its partnership announcement with the National Park Foundation by walking and running in Cherokee Park in Louisville, Kentucky, to spell out "Find Your Park" using GPS-enabled fitness apps. Details of the sponsorship can be found here http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7606451-humana-health-national-parks/ (Graphic: Business Wire)
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Humana Corporate Communications
Marvin Hill, 502-580-3950