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Humana Wins Two Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Awards recognize Humana’s Workplace Voluntary Benefit and integration product category executive


Monday, November 21, 2016 1:30 pm EST



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"We are thrilled and humbled to be able to recognize so many outstanding women in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and to share the stories of their achievement with the world."

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company, has won two Stevie® Awards – one for its Workplace Voluntary Benefit (WVB) well-being benefit and one for Sharon Parsons, Humana’s integration product category leader – in the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Humana’s Workplace Voluntary Benefit (WVB) well-being benefit won a Bronze Stevie Award in the Best New Product or Service of the Year - Business Products and Services category. Meanwhile, Sharon Parsons received a Bronze Stevie Award in the Employee of the Year - Business - All Other Industries category.

Launched in 2016, Humana’s WVB well-being benefit is designed to help employers engage their employees in healthy lifestyle choices by incentivizing employees to enroll in and complete wellness programs that are offered on almost all employer wellness programs. In addition to being first-to-market, the WVB benefit was nominated for its innovative approach to outcomes-based benefits that tie into existing wellness programs and the positive feedback Humana has received within its distribution channels.

In her role, Parsons spearheads the product development efforts for Humana’s dental, vision and WVB product portfolios. She was nominated for leading the simultaneous launches of Humana’s new vision and WVB benefits in early 2016. In the past year, Parsons has been elected to the Product Development and Management Association’s board of directors and recognized as one of the Top 25 Rising Stars of Distribution Under 40 by LIMRA.

“We are honored to have Sharon recognized by the 13th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business for her contributions to women in business, as well as our Workplace Voluntary Benefit for providing a tool to help employees achieve their best health,” said Beth Bierbower, President, Group Segment at Humana. “Through Sharon’s leadership and her team’s work in successfully launching this innovative benefit, we are better positioned to achieve our bold goal of helping the communities we serve become 20 percent healthier by 2020.”

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2016 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, during a dinner event attended by more than 500 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The event was broadcast on Livestream.

More than 1,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year, among others.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 professionals worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“Each year we think the quality of achievements portrayed in Stevie-winning nominations couldn’t possibly get any better, and each year the amazing women who are recognized in this program prove us wrong,” said Michael Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. “We are thrilled and humbled to be able to recognize so many outstanding women in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and to share the stories of their achievement with the world.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.

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