Humana’s Jean Bisio and Pattie Dale Tye named as Business Insurance 2010 “Women to Watch”

Annual Issue Profiles 25 Outstanding Female Executives Who Excel in Insurance and Related Fields

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Humana (NYSE: HUM) executives Jean Bisio, president of Humana Cares, and Pattie Dale Tye, president of commercial operations in Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, have been named to Business Insurance’s 2010 list of “Women to Watch.”

Now in its fifth year, the magazine’s annual “Women to Watch” issue profiles 25 female executives who are doing outstanding work in insurance, reinsurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields. Business Insurance’s “Women to Watch” criteria include the individual’s recent professional achievements, influence on the marketplace and contributions to the advancement of women in business.

“Jean and Pattie Dale have been instrumental in developing Humana’s key initiatives as they further our commitment to helping people achieve lifelong well-being,” said Michael B. McCallister, chairman of the board and chief executive officer. “I congratulate both of these exceptional women not only for the award, but also for their many accomplishments throughout their careers.”

As a former emergency room nurse, Bisio brings a unique perspective to the insurance business. Through its relatively new Humana Cares division, Humana works with chronically ill Medicare, Medicaid and commercial members experiencing multiple health conditions and everyday living challenges. Members are provided broad access to coordinated health care services, from Humana and the wider community, that improve health and preserve independence.

Bisio successfully orchestrated all start-up operations for Humana Cares. She was previously the CEO of Green Ribbon Health LLC (GRH), a precursor of Humana Cares. GRH served Southwest Florida and had 160 employees. Currently, Humana Cares provides care management services telephonically in 50 states and on-the-ground care management and health coaching in 30 states through its 800 nurses, social workers and community health educators.

Bisio has served as president of the Tampa Bay Leadership Board, volunteered for many years with the American Diabetes Association, and is a member of Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation, comprised of many of the highest achieving women in health care.

Tye joined Humana in 2005 as president of Humana’s Houston commercial operations, where she has been responsible for more than 160,000 medical, dental and vision members. In 2010, Tye also assumed responsibility for Humana’s Dallas/Fort Worth market operations. In addition to leading Humana’s medical plan offerings in the two areas, she focuses on the company’s specialty-product offerings.

A believer in giving back to the community, Tye is currently active with many Texas nonprofit organizations, including serving on the boards of the American Heart Association of Houston, and HeartGift. Tye is also a member of the United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society, serves as president of Baylor College of Medicine’s BRASS, and is a member of the American Leadership Forum’s Healthcare Council, Class I, and the Greater Houston Partnership’s Executive Women’s Council.

This year’s honorees were selected after an evaluation of nominations by Business Insurance editors. Nominees are selected based on recent professional achievements, influence on the marketplace, and contributions to the advancement of women in business. The awards are open to women leaders worldwide.

The 2010 Women to Watch were honored at a luncheon held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago today. The annual event brings together the current class of honorees and past recipients who wish to celebrate the newest members of this exclusive group and to expand and strengthen their professional contacts.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.1 million medical members and approximately 7 million specialty-benefit members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 49-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, including copies of:

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About Business Insurance

In print, online and in custom e-mail news alert products, Business Insurance reports on risk management, risk financing, employee benefits management and workers compensation. Business Insurance is read by corporate risk and benefit executives as well as financial and administrative executives. Its audience also includes insurance brokers, agents, consultants, insurers, reinsurers, and others concerned with corporate insurance, risk management, alternative risk financing, employee benefits, workers compensation and reinsurance. Circulation is 45,594. It is published by Crain Communications Inc.


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