Humana Wins Stevie Award For Best New Product

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006 4:42 pm EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.

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HUM
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"SmartSummary Rx is designed to help consumers understand the true cost of health care, as well as to engage them more fully in their health care decision-making, with the goal of enabling them to use their health benefits with confidence and success"
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13, 2006--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) won a Stevie Award for its SmartSummary Rx benefits statement in the Best New Product category at the 2006 American Business Awards Monday night.

SmartSummary Rx is the nation's first in-depth, monthly prescription drug benefits summary tailored specifically to individual Medicare members. It provides Humana's Medicare enrollees with a cumulative prescription claims record, personalized guidance on health-enhancing and cost-savings opportunities and valuable tools that can help them budget for future prescription drug spending.

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post, the American Business Awards is the only national, all-encompassing business awards program honoring great performances in the workplace.

The 2006 awards, nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," were presented during ceremonies at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. The event was hosted by CNN business news anchor Ali Velshi, videocast live on the internet and broadcast nationwide on radio.

"SmartSummary Rx is designed to help consumers understand the true cost of health care, as well as to engage them more fully in their health care decision-making, with the goal of enabling them to use their health benefits with confidence and success," said Mike McCallister, president and chief executive officer of Humana. "SmartSummary Rx was developed to provide guidance to consumers using actionable information not available in traditional explanation of benefits statements. This is what sets SmartSummary Rx apart and what the judges recognized as a distinguishing factor in our award."

Humana also recently launched the quarterly SmartSummary statement, a similar tool for its Commercial members that will be rolled out through the remainder of this year.

Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company, Best Executive and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program. More than 1,500 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation's largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with approximately 9.3 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.

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.

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-- Most recent investor conference presentation;

-- Quarterly earnings news releases;

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Contact:

Humana Corporate Communications
Chris Curran, 502-580-1084
ccurran@humana.com