Humana Launches Health Challenge in Chicago

Humana Health Challenge Seeks to Improve Consumers Health Through Wellness Campaign


Thursday, November 8, 2007 9:27 am EST



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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) is challenging people in Chicago area to make small changes in their health routine with the hope of achieving big health improvements down the road.

The Humana Health Challenge. Small changes. Big improvements. is looking for people in the Chicago area who want to make a change in their health and lifestyle by taking on a health challenge. The challenge is open to anyone whether or not they belong to a Humana health plan.

Visit! There you will find health tips and information on a variety of health and lifestyle issues including: weight management, stress management, back care, nutrition and tobacco cessation . Those visiting the site can register for a chance to have a personal Humana health coach. If selected, you will also have the opportunity to see your journey chronicled on WBBM, Channel 2, and through other tools such as blogs which can be found on the Web site.

In March, the public will be invited to vote for the Humana Health Challenge story that most inspired them. Anyone can vote as often as they like and it can be done simply by visiting Votes will not be based on the most successful health challenge, but rather on the most inspiring health challenge story.

Humana wanted to create a unique, interactive program where we could directly connect with people about their healthcare and the issues that are important to them, said Dr. David Steele, market medical officer for Humana in Illinois. We know America faces an uphill battle in promoting healthy lifestyles. We are working together, directly with local residents to make small changes in their health habits and lifestyles that will ultimately improve their overall quality of life. Working. Changing. Improving. That is Humanas focus.

The Humana Health Challenge will feature health tips and tools and will enable people link to various health-related Web sites and newsletters containing news and information provided by top medical professionals and healthcare experts. You do not have to be a Humana member to participate in the Challenge or access the Web site during the Challenge period which will run from November 5, 2007 March 16, 2008.

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 Chicagos leading health benefits companies, serving more than 450,000 health plan members in Illinois.

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, 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 Corporate Communications
Mark Mathis, 312-441-5010