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Humana Military Healthcare Services Receives Distinguished Award for Support of the Guard and Reserve


Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:00 am EDT



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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) – Humana Military Healthcare Services, the TRICARE contractor for the South Region, received the “Pro Patria Award” from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) organization. This award is the highest level of recognition an ESGR Field Committee can bestow upon an employer and is given annually to one employer in each state.

“We make it a priority to support our associates serving in the Guard and Reserve,” said Dave Baker, president and CEO of Humana Military. “These individuals are willing to sacrifice time away from their home and family in order to serve our country – we offer them assurance that we are home supporting them and that their job will be here when they return.”

“The Pro Patria Award was created to publicly recognize American employers that provide outstanding patriotic support to their employees and their families who have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Robert S. Silverthorn, Jr., ESGR Field Committee Chairman of the Kentucky Committee. “Support of employers such as Humana Military Healthcare Services is critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units.”

Pro Patria awards are given to employers providing the most exceptional support of national defense through leadership practices and personnel policies supporting their employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve. To learn more about ESGR and this award, please visit www.esgr.mil.

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 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 10.3 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.

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Humana Military Healthcare Services
Julie Ice, 502-301-6982