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For First Time, Humana Offering Medicare Advantage Plans in New Jersey

Medicare beneficiaries in six New Jersey counties can now select a Humana Medicare Advantage plan for 2019 coverage

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:00 am EDT



Public Company Information:

"We’re excited to offer New Jerseyans a brand-new option in Medicare Advantage coverage"

JERSEY CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is expanding the health plan choices for Medicare beneficiaries in New Jersey by offering Humana Medicare Advantage plan offerings in the state for the first time. Residents of six New Jersey counties can select from the 2019 plans during this year’s Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period, or AEP.

During the AEP, which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2018, Medicare beneficiaries in three Northern New Jersey counties - Bergen, Hudson and Morris - and in three Southern New Jersey counties - Burlington, Camden and Gloucester - can enroll in a Humana Choice Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Medicare Advantage plan, with coverage taking effect Jan. 1, 2019.

The plans offered will have premiums ranging from $0 to low monthly plan premiums; low co-payments for doctor visits; coverage for most annual screenings at no charge; a broad, national network of physicians, specialists and hospitals, which is important to those who know they will be seeking care outside of state lines; and emergency coverage anywhere in the world.

In addition, all of the New Jersey plans include:

  • Access to a 24-hour nurse advice hotline.
  • Go365TM, a wellness and rewards program designed to motivate and reward members for taking steps toward healthy behaviors, like receiving recommended wellness screenings, flu shots, and other healthy activities.
  • Humana Well Dine®, which provides nutritious meals to eligible Medicare members recovering from an inpatient stay in a hospital or skilled nursing facility.

“We’re excited to offer New Jerseyans a brand-new option in Medicare Advantage coverage,” said Rich Vollmer, Humana Senior Vice President and Medicare North Division Leader. “With more than 30 years of Medicare experience, Humana is committed to the well-being of the communities we serve. We look forward to helping our new members in New Jersey achieve better health.”

The new Humana Medicare Advantage PPO plans will provide people with Medicare in New Jersey with affordable alternatives to original Medicare only, or original Medicare paired with a Medicare Supplement plan. With these plans, members can enjoy all the benefits of original Medicare, as well as prescription drug coverage on most plans, along with added benefits and important financial protections for their healthcare costs.

Some of the Humana PPO Medicare Advantage plans in New Jersey also will include hearing, dental and vision benefits, as well as an Over-the-Counter (OTC) quarterly allowance that can be spent on OTC health and wellness products from Humana Pharmacy®, including first-aid supplies, aspirin, and cold and allergy medicine. SilverSneakers, which provides memberships at participating fitness centers, and access to classes designed with the Medicare beneficiary in mind, is also included in most plans.

New Jerseyans seeking more information about enrolling in Humana plans can visit www.Humana.com/Medicare or speak with one of Humana’s licensed sales agents by calling 1-877-877-0714 (TTY: 711) 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, seven days a week.

About Humana

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

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 and conference calls
  • Calendar of events
  • Corporate Governance information

Additional Information:

Humana is a Medicare Advantage PPO organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any Humana plan depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call toll-free number 877-877-0714 (TTY: 711) for more information. Out of network/non-contracted providers are under no obligation to treat HumanaChoice members except in emergency situations. Please call our customer service number or see the Evidence of Coverage for more information, including the cost-sharing that applies to out-of-network services.



Humana Corporate Communications, Northern NJ
Nancy A. Hanewinckel, 941-585-4763
Humana Corporate Communications, Southern NJ
Alissa Krinsky, 312-441-5576