Friday, August 24, 2007
Early Prescription Refills in Minnesota Disaster Areas
Humana to Allow Early Prescription Refills in Minnesota Disaster Areas
Company waives prescription refill rule for members affected by storms and flooding
August 24, 2007 - MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today it will allow its health plan members in three southeastern Minnesota counties to obtain early refills of their prescriptions in the wake of devastating thunderstorms and flooding that have struck the region in recent days.
President Bush has declared Fillmore, Houston and Winona counties federal disaster areas following the storms and flooding, which killed seven people and damaged thousands of homes.
With flooding and property damage widespread in the area, Humana today has temporarily lifted the normal 30-day restriction on early prescription refills for its health plan members in Fillmore, Houston and Winona counties over the next seven days.
The early-refill waiver on prescriptions is in effect in those counties for all Humana members through August 31, 2007.
Humana is one of Minnesota's largest providers of Medicare health benefits. More than 100,000 members statewide use Humana's Medicare Advantage health plans or Medicare prescription drug plans.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation's largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with approximately 11.3 million medical members. Humana offers a diversified portfolio of health insurance products and related services - through traditional and consumer-choice plans - to employer groups, government-sponsored plans, and individuals.
Over its 46-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 http://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 (includes upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
* Corporate Governance Information.
Mark Mathis, 312-441-5010
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