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Humana again gets Gold award in American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index

November 12, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 12, 2019--

For the third year in a row, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has achieved top Gold-level recognition in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index, a science-based assessment that defines best practices and evaluates the quality, comprehensiveness and effectiveness of an organization’s efforts to improve employee health and well-being and a health-focused culture.

Humana’s Total Index Score of 210 places it in the 96th percentile of participating companies.

“We’re proud of earning this recognition once again, and we’re especially proud of the improvements our teammates continue to make in their lives,” said Tim State, Senior Vice President of Associate Health and Well-being at Humana. “We’re cultivating a culture of health and well-being here that’s core to our identity, and our teammates have taken that to heart. Their journeys are personal and in many ways life-changing. We thrive on that sense of shared purpose. It’s a powerful part of the Humana experience that fuels our work and provides the empathy and engagement we need to best serve our customers in their health journeys.”

The Workplace Health Achievement Index was born from the CEO Roundtable, which called on the AHA to deliver an evidence-based approach to measure and recognize success in improving employee health and the corporate culture of well-being. The index shows which companies have implemented the critical tools, program experiences and leadership to achieve top-line results.

The AHA has seven pillars of best practices for workplace health promotion, and Humana scored 100 in five of those categories -- Leadership, Communications, Programs, Engagement and Partnerships.

The Workplace Health Achievement Index also calculates the average heart health of an organization’s workforce, measuring things like smoking status, physical activity, healthy diet, healthy weight, blood pressure, total cholesterol, and fasting glucose levels.

Humana achieved a heart health score of 8.11, as compared to an average of 7.78 for CEO Roundtable companies.

Humana has a longstanding commitment to holistic well-being – encompassing each employee’s sense of purpose, health, belonging and security – and progress through the years has been captured, analyzed and shared within the company. Earlier this year, Humana made the first public release of its Annual Associate Well-Being Report, which you can find here.

Highlights of the report include:

Humana’s internal commitment to health and well-being also applies to the communities the company serves. Humana’s Bold Goal is to improve the health of the communities it serves 20 percent by 2020 and beyond, by making it easier for people to achieve their best health.

Among highlights of the most recent Bold Goal report:

Humana knows that well-being starts with culture, and that support and senior leadership are key. When employees thrive in all aspects of well-being, engagement and productivity increase, while turnover and healthcare costs go down.

About Humana

Humana Inc. 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:

Additional Information

Humana is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any Humana plan depends on contract renewal.

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CONTACT: Alan Player

Humana Corporate Communications

502-580-3031

aplayer@humana.com

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