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Humana Military Healthcare Services Receives URAC Re-accreditation

Award Emphasizes Commitment to Health Network and Utilization Management

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Monday, August 11, 2008 10:33 am EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Military Healthcare Services (HMHS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), recently received the second re-accreditation for Health Utilization Management and first for Health Network from URAC, a Washington, D.C. based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the industry. HMHS first received accreditation for Health Utilization Management in 1999 and Health Network in 2005.

Our organization is unwavering in our commitment of providing high quality, cost effective, accessible health care services to the military populations we serve, said Dave Baker, president and CEO of HMHS. We are honored to be recognized by URAC for demonstrating our commitment to quality services.

In addition, HMHS has current URAC accreditation for Case Management, Disease Management Asthma, Disease Management Heart Failure, Health Web Site, and HIPAA Privacy.

We applaud Humana Military on achieving URAC Health Network and Health Utilization Management re-accreditation, said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. In todays health care market, URAC accreditation provides a mark of distinction for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality health care.

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URACs 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 HMHS

HMHS, headquartered in Louisville, KY., has been a Department of Defense contractor for the administration of the TRICARE program since July 1, 1996. In August 2003, HMHS 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. HMHS was also awarded the Department of Defenses 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 nations largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 11.5 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 47-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 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)
  • Corporate Governance Information

Contact:

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