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Humana Names Southeast Region Senior Products Market President

Jim Laughlin assumes responsibility for Medicare operations in Georgia and the Carolinas

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009 8:00 am EST

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ATLANTA

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ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health-benefits companies, has named Jim Laughlin as Senior Products Market President for the company’s Southeast region.

In his new position, Laughlin is responsible for the overall strategic direction and growth of Humana’s Medicare business in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Prior to starting his new role on Jan. 19, Laughlin worked with Humana to develop Medicare Advantage HMO products in several southern states, including Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Before that, Laughlin served as chief operating officer and senior vice president of development for HealthSpring of Alabama, a Medicare Advantage HMO plan with more than 100,000 members.

Laughlin’s 18 years of managed health care and Medicare experience includes serving as vice president of specialty companies for the Southeast for United HealthCare and Complete Health and as chief executive officer of WellSpot Medical Clinics, a nurse practitioner staffed clinic company, with offices in several southeastern states.

Laughlin holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.

In recent years, enrollment in Humana’s Medicare plans has continued to grow. Today, the company has 184,000 Medicare members in North Carolina, 125,000 in Georgia and 81,500 in South Carolina.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 11.7 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 www.humana.com.

Contact:

Humana Corporate Communications
Nancy Hanewinckel, 941-320-5271
nhanewinckel@humana.com