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Humana Military Healthcare Services Named in the Top 25 for Military Times 2010 “Best Employers for Vets”

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 8:51 am EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.

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HUM
"Serving the military and veteran communities is at the foundation of our company. This recognition, as one of the best employers for veterans and Reservists, confirms that, as part of our culture, we strive to bridge the gap between military service and civilian employment."

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Military Healthcare Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc (NYSE: HUM) is ranked 21 out of 50 for the Military Times EDGE magazine’s “Best for Vets” employers for 2010. Companies considered for this award all appear on the Fortune 1000, Federal Times’ General Services Administration 250, and the Defense News 100 lists.

The rankings were based on the following criteria:

  • Recruiting: Budget and personnel dedicated to military hiring and new hires who are veterans.
  • Training and Mentoring: Orientation, training, and mentoring programs for veterans.
  • Reserve policies: Pay and benefits for activated Reservists, policies in place to accommodate deployments.
  • Corporate Culture: Representation of veterans on the executive team and programs for military spouses and dependents and involvement in military and veteran causes.

“It is exciting to see Humana Military ranked among the nation’s biggest corporations,” said Dave Baker, president and CEO of Humana Military (who also is a retired Air Force colonel). “Serving the military and veteran communities is at the foundation of our company. This recognition, as one of the best employers for veterans and Reservists, confirms that, as part of our culture, we strive to bridge the gap between military service and civilian employment.”

Humana Military is the only health care company to appear on the list. Other companies listed in the Top 50 “Best Employers for Vets” include Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., General Electric, Boeing, General Motors, Bank of America, and United Parcel Services.

About Humana Military Healthcare Services

Humana Military, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, has been a Department of Defense contractor for the administration of the TRICARE program since July 1, 1996. In August 2003, Humana Military was awarded the contract to provide health-benefits support and services to approximately three million active duty and retired military and their eligible family members in the 10-state South Region. For more information about Humana Military, please visit www.humana-military.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.3 million medical members and approximately 7.3 million specialty-benefit members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 49-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 company’s Web site at http://www.humana.com, including copies of:

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

Contact:

Humana Military Healthcare Services
Julie Ice, 502-301-6982
jice@humana.com