Humana Military Announces Employment Partnership with National Industries for the Blind

Humana Military Creates Jobs for the Blind and Visually Impaired

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Humana Military Healthcare Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), announces it is partnering with National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and offering employment to people who are visually impaired. The initiative is being launched under the AbilityOne Program, formerly the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act, a federal program that enables people to work with and provide services to federal and commercial customers. Today, AbilityOne is the largest federal employment resource for approximately 43,000 blind or visually impaired and other disabled Americans. It has helped them locate employment at 1,000 locations representing 40 government agencies throughout the United States.

“Here at Humana Military Healthcare Services, we take pride in developing, supporting, and sustaining a very diverse workforce,” said Dave Baker, president and CEO of Humana Military. “By collaborating with National Industries for the Blind, we’re starting a new chapter with a fabulous new workforce. We’re confident our new associates will help us provide outstanding service to deserving TRICARE beneficiaries throughout the Southern United States,” Baker concluded.

For more information about the AbilityOne Program, and government guidelines under the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act, please visit their websites at www.abilityone.gov and www.NIB.org.

About Humana Military Healthcare Services

Humana Military, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, has been a Department of Defense contractor for the administration of the TRICARE program since July 1, 1996. In August 2003, Humana Military was awarded the contract to provide health-benefits support and services to approximately three million active duty and retired military and their eligible family members in the 10-state South Region. For more information about Humana Military, please visit www.humana-military.com.

About National Industries for the Blind (NIB)

At National Industries for the Blind (NIB), our mission is to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind by creating, sustaining and improving employment opportunities. NIB and 90 associated agencies serve the largest employer for people who are blind. These employees make and sell SKILLCRAFT products and services to the federal government and Department of Defense through the AbilityOne Program, established by the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act. www.NIB.org

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation's largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.2 million medical members, 7.1 million specialty members, and operates more than 300 medical centers and 240 worksite medical facilities.

Humana is a full-service benefits and well-being solutions company, offering a wide array of health, pharmacy and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals, as well as primary and workplace care through its medical centers and worksite medical facilities.

Over its 50-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio. 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



CONTACT:

Humana Military Healthcare Services
Julie Ice, 502-301-6982
[email protected]

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