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Humana Military Healthcare Services Sponsors Inaugural Escarosa Independence Weekend

Funds raised will assist disabled veterans transitioning back to civilian life


Monday, May 4, 2009 8:59 am EDT



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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Military Healthcare Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), and the TRICARE contractor for the South Region, announces its sponsorship of the inaugural Escarosa Independence Weekend held May 14-17, 2009 in Pensacola, Florida. Proceeds from the weekend’s events will go to the Independence Fund, a veteran run, charitable foundation supporting the nation’s disabled veterans through tools, therapies and guidance.

“This weekend is about recognizing the courageous men and women who have made sacrifices while serving our country and enhancing their lives through athletic and leisure activities,” said Dave Baker, president and CEO of Humana Military. “We are excited to be a part of the festivities supporting such a worthy cause.”

Numerous events are planned for the weekend including; a seminar led by a group of veterans, Red, White and Blue Gallery Night in downtown Pensacola, bicycle rally, motorcycle poker ride and 5K family walk. The festivities wrap up on Sunday with a concert by rising country music star, Stephen Cochran.

The Independence Fund is a nonprofit charitable foundation supporting America’s severely wounded veterans. The foundation’s mission is to provide veterans severely injured while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, with tools, therapies, and guidance they might not otherwise receive, as well as fund and promote physical activities that enhance veterans physical and emotional well being. To date, the foundation has distributed nearly $700,000 in equipment grants and services for veterans.

For more information on the Escarosa Independence Weekend, including registering for the bicycle rally, 5K Family Walk and purchasing tickets for the Stephen Cochran concert, please visit www.escarosaindependenceweekend.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 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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Humana Military Healthcare Services
Julie Ice, 502-301-6982
E-MAIL: jice@humana.com