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HumanaDental Provider Network Tops 100,000 Dentist Locations

Network Growth an Encouraging Sign for Humana Inc. Business Units Expanding Membership

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Thursday, August 23, 2007 9:37 am EDT

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GREEN BAY, Wis.

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NYSE:
HUM
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GREEN BAY, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HumanaDental Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), announced a significant milestone today its PPO network now has more than 100,000 dentist locations across the United States. The rapid growth of HumanaDentals network which has doubled in size over the past four years provides more choices and cost-saving opportunities for HumanaDental customers.

This is exciting to everyone at HumanaDental for several reasons, said Jerry Ganoni, President of HumanaDental, Humana Small Business, and HumanaOne. HumanaDental is committed to providing the network our employer-customers and their employees need. Our network representatives work to sign dentists our members already use, enabling the members to see the dentists they prefer while saving on out-of pockets costs. So to go from 50,000 to 100,000 locations in such a relatively short period of time is significant for HumanaDental members.

HumanaDental now in its 30th year of operations added its 50,000th dentist location in 2003. Its PPO network is one of the nations largest dental networks.

Our top priority at HumanaDental is providing excellent service for our members, their employers and for the dentists in our network, said Mark Matzke, Chief Operating Officer of HumanaDental. Surveys of and testimonials from our members and dentists tell us that we are providing excellent service, we have satisfied members, and dentists who trust in HumanaDental as a business partner that is easy to work with. You dont double the size of your dentist network in four years without a lot of hard work and satisfied customers.

Learn more about what HumanaDental has to offer at www.humanadental.com.

About HumanaDental

HumanaDental Insurance Company celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2007 is one of the nations ten largest U.S. dental insurers, with more than 1.5 million dental members. HumanaDentals product portfolio features options to meet any employers benefit and budget needs. HumanaDentals dentist network now topping 100,000 dentist locations enables members and their families to benefit from negotiated discounts (averaging 28 percent) by choosing in-network dentists.

Life and Vision insurance products are also available through HumanaDental. Both product lines offer employer-sponsored and voluntary options.

HumanaDental markets and administers dental insurance plans under the license names HumanaDental Insurance Company, Employers Health Insurance Company, The Dental Concern Inc., and The Dental Concern, Ltd. More information on HumanaDental is available online at www.humanadental.com.

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.

Over its 46-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 www.humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders
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  • 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)
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Contact:

Humana Corporate Communications
Jim Turner, 502-476-2119
jturner2@humana.com