Humana Starlight Award to Honor Clark or Nye County Senior Citizen Volunteer

Now Accepting Applications from Local Nonprofits with Outstanding Senior Citizen Volunteers

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health-benefits company Humana (NYSE: HUM) is now accepting applications for the second annual Humana Starlight Award honoring a senior citizen volunteer in Clark or Nye County. As a way of recognizing their community service, Humana will honor the volunteer with a one-time grant by donating $10,000 to the nonprofit organization of the recipient’s choice.

Local nonprofit organizations and individuals are invited to nominate their favorite senior citizen volunteer for the Humana Starlight Award by the application deadline of Monday, August 16, 2010. The Humana Starlight Award will be presented at a special recognition ceremony on Thursday, September 30, 2010.

Humana, one of Nevada’s leading providers of Medicare Advantage health plans and prescription drug plans, created the Starlight Award to honor an exceptional senior citizen volunteer, as well as to provide financial support for a nonprofit organization whose good work benefits the community. In 2009, Elise Hanseman, the chairwoman of the publicity committee for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV, received the inaugural Starlight Award.

Nominees for the award are evaluated on the dedication and leadership they have demonstrated, as well as the impact their volunteer efforts have had on others in the community. Special consideration is given for senior volunteers helping other seniors. While Humana sponsors the program, a panel of local judges – comprised of community leaders, local executives, physicians and health care providers – evaluates the applications and chooses the award recipient.

“The Humana Starlight Award recognizes an exceptional senior volunteer whose giving spirit has brightened the lives of others,” said J. Todd Ray, regional market leader of Senior Products for Humana in Nevada and California. “This program is a great way to recognize the many seniors in Las Vegas making an impact on their community, contributing to the health and well-being of their neighbors. As Humana continues to grow our Medicare presence in Nevada, I’ve personally had the opportunity to meet many extraordinary seniors, and I am confident we will have an outstanding list of nominees.”

Anyone who is 65 years of age or older and has served as a volunteer for a nonprofit organization in Clark County and/or Nye County is eligible for the Humana Starlight Award. To nominate a senior citizen volunteer, nonprofit organizations must be classified as a 501(c)(3), must provide services for Clark or Nye County, must have been in operation for at least a year and cannot have a political or religious affiliation. The organization must serve the community in one of three areas:

  • Childhood health and education – projects or initiatives that seek to improve health and academic achievement of children through the educational landscape
  • Family wellness and active lifestyles – projects or initiatives that strengthen the health of families through physical, social, mental, emotional or environmental support
  • Health literacy for diverse populations and seniors – projects or initiatives dedicated to improving people’s ability to access, understand, and use health information, especially low-income populations and seniors.

For more information about the Humana Starlight Award and/or to obtain a nomination form, contact Pat Ransom by telephone at 702-837-4427 or by email at [email protected]. For online information about the award or to download an application form, go to Applications should be mailed to Starlight Award, Humana MarketPOINT, 770 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 340, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and specialty benefits companies, with approximately 10.4 million medical members and approximately 7.2 million specialty-benefit members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and specialty 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.

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