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Baptist Health Now in Network for Humana Medicare and Commercial Members, CarePlus Health Plans Medicare Members

October 16, 2018

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 16, 2018--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), Florida’s largest Medicare Advantage organization by enrollment, and CarePlus Health Plans , Inc., a South Florida-based Medicare Advantage HMO owned by Humana, announced today they have signed agreements with Baptist Health South Florida that provide in-network access to their Medicare and commercial members, effective Oct.15, 2018.

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The agreements encompass all 10 of Baptist Health’s hospitals, its ancillary health facilities and its nearly 500 physicians and other providers, including primary care, cardiology and oncology.

“We’re pleased to expand our South Florida network to include Baptist Health South Florida,” said Humana South Florida Medicare President Dr. Fernando Valverde. “This means our current 400,000 plus members in South Florida and our prospective health plan members will have access to the Baptist Health’s quality medical facilities and physicians.”

“Baptist Health South Florida is an important part of our strategy to offer our Medicare members a robust network of quality healthcare providers,” said CarePlus Regional President Bruno Piquin.

“We are pleased to work with Humana and CarePlus Health Plans to expand access to care for the benefit of the communities we serve,” said Brian E. Keeley, president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health.

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:

About CarePlus Health Plans

CarePlus Health Plans, Inc., a subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), is a recognized leader and innovator in health care delivery that has been in operation in the state of Florida for over 18 years. CarePlus is committed to enriching the health care experience for consumers and business partners through the provision of Medicare Advantage HMO health plans.

Based in Miami, Fla., the company offers a broad choice of Medicare Advantage plans and has more than 117,000 Medicare Advantage members located throughout Florida.

More information can also be available at: www.careplushealthplans.com

About Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit  BaptistHealth.net/newsroom  and connect with us on Facebook at  facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF  and on Twitter and Instagram.

Additional Information

Humana is a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO and PFFS organization and CarePlus is a Medicare Advantage HMO organization, each with Medicare contracts. Enrollment in any Humana or CarePlus plan depends on contract renewal. Other providers are available in our network.

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CONTACT: Humana Corporate Communications

Nancy A. Hanewinckel, 941-585-4763




SOURCE: Humana Inc.

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