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Humana Military Healthcare Services Receives Accreditation in Diabetes Disease Management Program

Re-accreditation also awarded for Asthma and Heart Failure

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 1:59 pm EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.

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NYSE:
HUM

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Military Healthcare Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), recently received accreditation for its Disease Management Program – Diabetes and its first re-accreditation for Disease Management programs in Asthma and Heart Failure.

“We are proud URAC recognizes our commitment to providing quality health care to our men and women in uniform, retirees and dependents,” said Dave Baker, president and CEO of Humana Military. “Our disease management programs help beneficiaries understand and manage their special health conditions and we are happy to offer this benefit.”

“By applying for and receiving Disease Management Accreditation, Humana Military has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. “Quality health care is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards.”

In addition, Humana Military has current URAC accreditation for Case Management, Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Health Network, Health Utilization Management, and Health Web Site.

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the healthcare system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

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 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:

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Contact:

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