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Saint Luke’s Enters Into Agreement with Humana

Humana to offer new health exchange plan for KCMO with Saint Luke’s


Wednesday, December 10, 2014 10:48 am EST



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"Saint Luke’s vision for delivering highly integrated care that focuses on the patient’s overall well-being is a great fit with our own dream of closing the gap between health and care"

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Saint Luke’s Health System, an integrated hospital and physician network with locations throughout the Kansas City region, and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company, announced today an agreement through which Humana will offer a new health insurance plan to Missourians purchasing insurance through the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace, also known as an exchange.

The new plan is a PPO built around Saint Luke’s integrated network of hospital, primary care physicians, specialists, outpatient centers and ancillary services throughout the Kansas City region. Saint Luke’s offers a Level 1 trauma center, renowned organ transplant programs, one of the nation’s leading stroke reversal programs, and a host of other world-class services. The plan includes Humana’s array of member tools and resources that help members make healthier lifestyle decisions, manage chronic illness and get access to needed care.

“Saint Luke’s is committed to serving Kansas City,” said Bob Bonney, J.D., FACHE, Senior Vice President of Network Operations and Development for Saint Luke’s Health System. “This agreement with Humana creates an exciting new exchange option which allows residents to have access to the high quality patient centered care and resources of Saint Luke’s Health System.”

“Saint Luke’s vision for delivering highly integrated care that focuses on the patient’s overall well-being is a great fit with our own dream of closing the gap between health and care,” said Jeremy Gaskill, Regional Vice President of Market Development for Humana’s West Central Region. “We’re excited to work with Saint Luke’s to deliver quality care and an extraordinary patient experience to people in the Kansas City area.”

As part of Humana’s education efforts for the Open Enrollment Period, taking place now through Feb. 15, Humana will once again partner with CVS/pharmacy, YMCA and other community organizations to provide information people need to find out if they are eligible for financial assistance, understand their plan options, and feel confident using their plan benefits.

Humana is also encouraging people to find out if they qualify for premium rate assistance through an advance premium tax credit or cost-sharing assistance to help them lower the cost of their health insurance. Humana has developed an EasyPrice calculator to help people estimate their financial assistance and find plan options in their market and is hosting a variety of educational events around the country. These tools can be found on www.HumanaHelpsKansasCity.com.

About Saint Luke’s Health System

Saint Luke’s Health System consists of 10 area hospitals and several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the Kansas City metropolitan area and the surrounding region.

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.

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.

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Saint Luke’s Health System
Laurel Gifford, 816-502-8532
Humana Corporate Communications
Jeff Blunt, 513-826-7094