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HumanaOne(R) Brings Small Business Guru to Oklahoma City

HumanaOne and Small Business Guru, Steve Strauss, Help Small Business Owners Take Their Business to the Next Level


Monday, December 4, 2006 7:47 am EST



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OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a world of rising costs and big corporate competitors, running a small business can be endlessly challenging. To help small business owners address some of the issues they face, HumanaOne, Humanas (NYSE: HUM) line of individual health insurance plans, and small business guru Steve Strauss, have partnered to bring a series of free, informative small business seminars called Business Breakthrough: Tips on How to Take Your Small Business to the Next Level to small business owners across the country.

The seminars, sponsored by HumanaOne and led by Strauss, will provide information on topics such as: Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, Creating a Strong Business Brand and Navigating Rising Health Care Costs. In Oklahoma City, the FREE seminar will be held at the Renaissance Oklahoma Convention Center Hotel on December 6, 2006 at 7:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast start at 7. RSVP to rsvp@mrallbiz.com.

In 2005, there were nearly 325,000 small businesses in Oklahoma, said Tod Zacharias, president of HumanaOne. As an organization serving small businesses and individuals, we felt compelled to offer information that could help them overcome some of the many challenges they face, whether health-related or not. We partnered with Steve Strauss because his experience complemented HumanaOnes knowledge base in the health care arena, enabling us to present a broader look at some of todays most critical business issues.

As a long-time small business strategist, I have interacted with many small business owners. Ive heard their war stories, and Ive learned their secrets, said Strauss. With the help of HumanaOne, I want to pass along those tried-and-true, real-world business tips, skills, examples and strategies that have proven to help small businesses grow. We hope this is something of lasting value for small business owners.

About Steve Strauss

Steven D. Strauss, a small business owner himself, is the president of The Strauss Group, Inc: Strauss Law Firm, Strauss Seminar Co., and Strauss Syndication. He is also the countrys leading small business expert. An internationally recognized lawyer, business columnist, and speaker, Strauss is also the author of 15 books, including the best-selling Small Business Bible. Strauss business column, Ask an Expert, appears weekly at USATODAY.com, and is one of the most highly syndicated small business columns in the world. He is also the small business expert for Microsoft and AllBusiness.

Strauss has been featured on various networks, including BBC, Bloomberg Television, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC, as well as in publications such as Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur, The Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News and TIME, among others. Additionally, he has spoken to business and government groups worldwide, including Bausch & Lomb, HP, Staples, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, United Nations, United States Embassy in Mongolia and United States State Department. More information on Strauss can be found at www.mrallbiz.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nations largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with more than 11 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.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the companys web site at http://www.humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual report to stockholders;
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
  • Most recent investor conference presentation;
  • Quarterly earnings news releases;
  • Replays of most recent earnings release conference call;
  • Calendar of events (includes upcoming earnings conference call dates, times, and access number, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
  • Corporate Governance Information.


Humana Corporate Communications
Mark Mathis, 312-441-5010

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