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Humana Military Healthcare Services partners with the Military Warriors Support Foundation and Valero Texas Open to “Honor Our Heroes”

Wounded, ill, and injured warriors will enjoy the tournament from a private skybox overlooking the 18th green


Thursday, April 30, 2009 12:53 pm EDT



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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) – Humana Military Healthcare Services, TRICARE contractor for the South Region, is proud to announce its partnership with the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF), and Golf San Antonio to honor and host service members who are recovering from wounds, illnesses or injuries acquired in Iraq and Afghanistan at this year’s Valero Texas Open, May 14-17, 2009, at the Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, Texas.

The 2009 Valero Texas Open received a much coveted spring date as part of the FedExCup competition, and in honor of our nation’s heroes, a Warrior Hospitality Suite will accommodate approximately 75 injured warriors and their families in a temperature controlled environment overlooking the 18th green each day of the tournament.

“Humana Military is happy to be a part of this exciting opportunity once again, honoring our wounded, ill and injured warriors, while providing them with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch golf’s top athletes compete in a PGA TOUR event,” said Dave Baker, president and CEO of Humana Military. “We realize golf is a popular sport among many service members and we are pleased to provide such an amazing quality of life outing for our heroes as part of their recovery process.”

The event and private skybox will be encouraging for the injured warriors and their families and will provide:

  • Visits and autographs from select PGA TOUR players
  • Best seats in the house for an exciting world class PGA TOUR Tournament
  • Complimentary food and beverage
  • Souvenir shirts
  • Tournament memorabilia

Hospitality venue visits and interviews can be arranged through Julie Ice, 502-619-1638 or jice@humana.com.

About Humana Military

Humana Military, 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 2.8 million active duty and retired military and their eligible family members in the 10-state South Region. Humana Military was also awarded the Department of Defense’s contract to provide health care services and support for active duty service members and their families located in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, in February 2004.

About the Valero Texas Open

The Valero Texas Open, which is an official PGA TOUR event, is held annually in San Antonio and attracts 156 of the PGA TOUR’s top players. The Texas Open is known as the oldest tournament to have been held in the same city since its inception in 1922, and it is the third oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR and fifth oldest professional golf tournament in North America. The 2008 Valero Texas Open contributed a record total of $8.5 million to charity, maintaining its status as the most charitable tournament on the PGA TOUR. The Westin La Cantera Resort, named a Gold Medal winner by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 25 Golf Resorts in the United States for 2004-2005, will host the Valero Texas Open for the 15th consecutive year.

About MWSF

The MWSF is dedicated to supporting the men and women of our military who are injured in service to our country by providing practical opportunities and scholarships, jobs and career transition. For complete information please go to: www.militarywarriors.org.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.4 million medical members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplementary benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 48-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
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  • 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)
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Humana Military Healthcare Services
Julie Ice, 502-301-6982