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Humana’s Workplace Well-being Efforts Honored as Being among the Best in the Nation

Company ranks among top 5 nationally in promoting healthy work environments and encouraging workers to live healthier lifestyles

Thursday, September 15, 2016 8:45 am EDT



Public Company Information:

"We’re tremendously proud to receive this honor"

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) received Well-being Top Honors in Washington, D.C., this week as one of the top five companies among all national applicants for the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award, given by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) to recognize organizations with the best workforce well-being programs in the U.S. In addition, Humana was named a Platinum award winner for the fourth consecutive year, the highest award distinction.

The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award program recognizes companies with a well-being strategy shown to improve employee health and productivity and business performance, particularly those with a holistic approach to well-being, encompassing financial, emotional, social, and community well-being. Humana has driven such efforts for several years, embracing a whole-person well-being view focused on improving people’s sense of Purpose, Health, Belonging, and Security.

The special Well-being Top Honors recognition was awarded to Humana for achieving strong results in these broader areas of focus and for connecting employee, family, and community well-being to business performance.

“We’re tremendously proud to receive this honor,” said Humana President and CEO Bruce Broussard. “Since helping people toward achieving their best health and lifelong well-being is our shared purpose at Humana, we know we must start at home and lead by example. And that means investing in our greatest asset - our associates. Health and well-being are at the heart of our culture, and we celebrate, challenge and encourage one another every day as we move forward together. This award serves as further inspiration.”

NBGH honors employers for their ongoing commitment to promoting healthy work environments and encouraging workers to live healthier lifestyles. The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award recognizes those employers that “have responded to the urgent need to improve their employees’ health, productivity and quality of life.”

“Humana’s focus on financial well-being, resilience and emotional well-being, community and social connections, as well as job satisfaction and overall physical health offer an example and challenge to other employers striving to improve employee health, well-being and productivity,” the NBGH judges said.

Through experiences like paid volunteer time off, network resource groups, flexible work arrangements, financial counseling or participating in an annual 100 Day Dash step challenge, Humana associates remain engaged together. They set collective, team and individual goals, measure progress, and celebrate successes. HumanaVitality, Humana’s health and wellness rewards program, encourages healthier lifestyles and supports associates with resources, health coaching, and other tools along the way.

Humana’s efforts are led and championed by senior leadership, and results show they’re working. Since 2012:

  • 42% of associates have eliminated health risks and improved their health
  • Associates who have lost weight have shed more than 100 tons
  • The prevalence of pre-diabetes has been reduced by 20%
  • Overall Well-being - as measured by the four dimensions of purpose, health, belonging, and security, has improved 26%
  • Volunteerism hours have more than doubled

The strong commitment to well-being has helped Humana earn world-class employee engagement rates - consistently in the top 10th percentile of the Kenexa IBM World Norms database of over 16 million employee responses for the last five years - showing that associates understand and appreciate the commitment to helping them build balanced lives.

As Humana’s associates have unified around the purpose of improving health and well-being, they’ve brought that same passion to the members and communities they serve in their business each day.

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
  • Calendar of events
  • Corporate Governance information

About the National Business Group on Health®

The National Business Group on Health is the nation’s only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers’ perspective on national health policy issues and helping companies optimize business performance through health improvement, innovation and health care management. The Business Group leads initiatives to address the most relevant health care issues facing employers today and enables human resource and benefit leaders to learn, share and leverage best practices from the most progressive companies. Business Group members, which include 72 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.

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Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award given by the National Business Group on Health. (Photo: Business Wire)
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Humana Corporate Communications
Alan Player, 502-580-3031