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Ready … Set … Dash! Humana Associates Embark On Unique ‘100-Day Dash’ To Promote Lifelong Well-being

2nd annual step competition among Humana associates intended to improve health and well-being

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Monday, June 3, 2013 10:00 am EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.
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"At Humana, we spark creativity by challenging ourselves to think differently. The Dash is a prime example of how our culture, which cultivates curiosity, helps to encourage innovative thinking about ways to improve health and well-being."

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana associates around the country are putting on their pedometers and steppin’ out in style today – and for the next 100 days – as part of the company’s second annual 100-Day Dash. Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the country’s leading health and well-being companies, had such a great experience with last year’s inaugural Dash that bringing it back for a second year made perfect sense.

The 100 Day Dash is a friendly step competition designed to encourage all Humana associates to move more and have fun doing it. It’s open to all associates, and associates can register as individuals or join a team. During last year’s inaugural Dash, Humana associates made great strides in their quest to improve their health and well-being:

  • Nearly 12,000 Humana associates, also known as “Dashers,” registered for the Dash.
  • Associates walked more than five billion steps, the equivalent of 112 times around the Earth and averaged 8,300 steps a day during the Dash.
  • One in every seven associates made it into the “high steppers club,” which required achieving 10,000 steps for at least 50 days during the competition.

“I’m sure I won’t outstep all of our associates, but I’m determined to take more steps than last year. This event is all about inspiring health and it works,” said Bruce Broussard, Humana’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “During last year’s competition I truly enjoyed hearing the inspirational associate stories: impressive weight loss, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, improving blood pressure, and other accomplishments. I can’t wait to see what our associates are able to achieve in this year’s Dash.”

Humana associates found great ways to rethink their daily routines during last year’s Dash, from “Wellness Wednesday Walks” to “DASH” mobs, where large groups of associates gathered for walks. Dash participants set goals and worked with friends to achieve them, all while enjoying a positive impact on their health and well-being.

“The Dash is all about finding great ways to get moving and have some fun doing it,” said Tim Huval, Humana’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “At Humana, we spark creativity by challenging ourselves to think differently. The Dash is a prime example of how our culture, which cultivates curiosity, helps to encourage innovative thinking about ways to improve health and well-being.”

Marcus Witek, Process Manager for Provider Engagement at Humana, also used the competition to significantly improve his health and well-being. “I really needed to make some dietary and exercise changes and the Dash became a great way for me to do so,” said Mr. Witek. “I set goals to be in a higher tier each week among the Dash participants. Not only did I lose 48 pounds during the Dash, I also finished 31st overall.”

Associates on teams have the ability to earn Vitality PointsTM based on the total number of steps they take during the Dash. For every Vitality Point earned, associates also earn a Vitality Buck® that can be spent online at the HumanaVitality® Mall, where members can redeem Vitality Bucks for rewards.

The 100 Day Dash competition runs from Monday, June 3, 2013 through Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

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.

About HumanaVitality

HumanaVitality®, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., is a joint venture between Humana Inc. and Discovery Holdings, Ltd. Humana partnered with Discovery because of its 14 years of worldwide experience using behavioral, clinical and actuarial science to motivate individuals to make healthier choices. By integrating rewards with healthy behaviors, HumanaVitality provides the tools and support necessary to help Humana members live healthier lives and furthers Humana’s Dream to Help People Achieve Lifelong Well-BeingSM.

HumanaVitality has more than 2.7 million members who are enhancing their health and wellness through a comprehensive integrated approach to lifestyle improvement. For more information about HumanaVitality, please visit the company’s website at www.humanavitality.com. You can also find us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/humanavitality, Twitter: @HumanaVitality, Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/humanavitality, Tumblr: http://humanavitality.tumblr.com, and Google+: HumanaVitality.

Contact:

Humana Corporate Communications
Alex J. Kepnes, 502-580-2990
akepnes@humana.com