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Humana Offers $100,000 Grant for Atlanta Benefits 2007

Health insurer to recognize Metro Atlanta nonprofit with charitable award


Tuesday, April 17, 2007 10:41 am EDT



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ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metro Atlanta-area charities are invited to apply for a one-time, $100,000 grant in the third annual Atlanta Benefits charitable awards program, created and funded by health benefits company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM).

Humanas Atlanta Benefits 2007 program will award a one-time, $100,000 grant to a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization based in the Metro Atlanta area that is doing valuable work to benefit the people of the Atlanta area. Atlanta Benefits supports charitable organizations that focus on the areas of education, healthy lifestyles and cultural/civic development.

Humana is proud for the third consecutive year to demonstrate its commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Atlantas communities, said Humana Georgia Commercial Market President Dan Feruck. Were pleased to recognize and reward worthwhile nonprofit organizations in Atlanta. We know that Atlanta Benefits in 2007 will again have a significant and meaningful impact on promoting healthy lives and healthy communities.

Last October, Humana presented the one-time, $100,000 grant in its 2006 Atlanta Benefits charitable awards program to Trees Atlanta, a nonprofit citizens group dedicated to protecting Atlantas urban environment by planting and conserving trees.

Trees Atlanta is using the Humana grant to establish an urban forestry program in the Atlanta area and to help create and implement programs and exhibits for a new environmental education center.

More than 135 Atlanta-area nonprofit organizations and charitable agencies applied last summer for Humanas 2006 Atlanta Benefits grant.

Humana also presented two other 2006 Atlanta Benefits finalists The Center for Children & Young Adults and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers with one-time $10,000 checks in recognition of their significant contributions to the Atlanta community.

The grant application deadline for this years Atlanta Benefits charitable competition is Aug. 1, and Atlanta Benefits is open to Metro Atlanta-based, 501(c)(3) organizations. Humana has updated its Web site outlining the parameters of its annual Atlanta Benefits charitable competition.

Metro Atlanta-based nonprofit groups are encouraged to visit www.atlantabenefits.org to download an online copy of this years grant application, and review competition rules.

Grant applicants should delineate how they would use Humanas Atlanta Benefits grant to transform their organization; detail their financial health and examples of successful projects theyve implemented; and, describe how their organization benefits the people of the Atlanta area.

Atlanta Benefits 2007 will give emphasis to grant proposals that focus on the educational, cultural and health needs of Metro Atlanta children, families and seniors.

A diverse panel of local judges, comprised of community leaders, public officials and business representatives, will work with Humana to select the $100,000 grant winner. Humana will recognize and celebrate the 2007 Atlanta Benefits grant winner at a local awards ceremony in November.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nations largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with approximately 11.3 million medical members. Humana offers a diversified portfolio of health insurance products and related services through traditional and consumer-choice plans to employer groups, government-sponsored plans, and individuals.

Humana is one of Georgias leading health benefits companies with more than 65,000 commercial health plan members.

Over its 45-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.


Humana Corporate Communications
Mitch Lubitz, 813-287-6180
Cell: 813-732-0386