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Humana Nevada Market President M. Curt Howell’s Role Expands to Include Leadership of Arizona and Utah Commercial Operations

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:00 am EDT

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PHOENIX

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HUM
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"Humana’s portfolio of traditional and consumer-driven health plans features proven solutions in helping employers rein in health care costs"

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--M. Curt Howell has been appointed president of Humana’s (NYSE: HUM) Arizona and Utah Commercial market operations, in an announcement made by Mark El-Tawil, chief executive officer of Humana’s West Commercial region.

Howell will now lead Humana’s offering of a broad range of Commercial products, including medical plans and specialty benefits, in Arizona and Utah. Specialty benefits include products such as dental, vision, disability, life, and workplace voluntary products.

In addition to his new role in Arizona and Utah, Howell also leads Humana’s Commercial business in Nevada.

A long-time Las Vegas resident and experienced health care executive, Howell joined Humana in 2009 as president of the company’s Nevada Commercial operations, where he has been responsible for the recent launch of the company’s Commercial health maintenance organization health plan offerings.

“Humana’s portfolio of traditional and consumer-driven health plans features proven solutions in helping employers rein in health care costs,” said El-Tawil. “Curt will play a key role in continuing to build our Humana customers’ satisfaction by offering Humana’s specialty products that will help businesses improve employee productivity and retention.”

Howell previously served as executive director of UnitedHealthcare in Utah and Idaho; as president of MCH Consulting in Las Vegas; as chief operating officer for NevadaCare, Inc., and as president of HDS Consulting Services, Inc. in Las Vegas.

Howell also served as director of provider contracting/administration for Humana in Las Vegas from 1999 to 2000, as executive director for North American Medical Management and as operations manager/administrative resident for Sierra Health Services, Inc. in Las Vegas.

Howell earned a Masters of Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Utah.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.4 million medical members and approximately 7.2 million specialty-benefit 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 49-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:

  • Annual reports to stockholders
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  • 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

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M. Curt Howell, leader of Humana's Commercial operations in Nevada, will now also lead the company's Commercial business in Arizona and Utah. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Humana Corporate Communications
Ross McLerran, 210-617-1771
rmclerran@humana.com