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Humana Offers $100,000 Grant to Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Charities

Health and benefits company’s fourth year of giving; funds have transformed nonprofits


Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:45 pm EDT



Public Company Information:

"Each Humana Communities Benefit recipient is working to improve the well-being of our community"

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) began accepting applications for its 2011 Humana Communities Benefit grant through its web site – Humana.com/HCB. This will be the fourth consecutive year the health and benefits company has awarded at least $100,000 to Greater Cincinnati nonprofits working to improve the well-being of the Tri-State.

Including this year’s grant, Humana Communities Benefit has invested more than $450,000 in community health initiatives. Previous grant winners have increased access to health information for the hearing-impaired; expanded an educational program for school-aged children affected by autism; and launched an enterprise to engage people with disabilities in creating new products from salvaged and donated building items.

“Each Humana Communities Benefit recipient is working to improve the well-being of our community,” said Tim Cappel, president of Humana of Ohio and chairperson of the 2011 grant program. “This year, we’re again looking for organizations that share our broad view of well-being. As a company, we know it begins when we’re children and extends through our adulthood; it is physical, mental, emotional and social.”

Humana Communities Benefit is open to 501(c)(3) organizations located in Greater Cincinnati working in the following areas:

  • Childhood health and education - Projects or initiatives that seek to improve health and academic achievement of children through the educational landscape.
  • Family wellness and active lifestyles – Projects or initiatives that strengthen the health of families through physical, social, mental, emotional, or environmental support.
  • Health literacy for diverse populations and seniors – Projects or initiatives dedicated to improving people’s ability to access, understand, and use health information, especially low-income populations, and seniors.

Applications for this year’s grant are being accepted from eligible nonprofit organizations until June 30, 2011. A panel of local judges, comprised of community leaders, public officials and business representatives, will work with Humana to select the $100,000 honoree.

Tri-State nonprofits are encouraged to visit Humana.com/HCB to review program guidelines and apply for this year’s grant. Questions can also be directed to Humana by calling 513-826-4500 or by emailing hcbcincinnati@humana.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at 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 (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
  • Corporate Governance information.


Humana Corporate Communications
Jeff Blunt, 513-826-7094

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