Humana has ranked No. 3 in its industry — Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care — in Fortune magazine’s 2019 listing of the World’s Best and Most Admired Companies.
The list is a ranking of the world’s most respected and reputable companies, as ranked by peers in their industry.
Humana ranked particularly well in the areas of innovation, people management and quality of products/services.
Fortune collaborated with partner Korn Ferry on this survey of corporate reputation. They began with a universe of about 1,500 candidates: the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, along with non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database that have revenues of $10 billion or more. They then winnowed the assortment to the highest-revenue companies in each industry, a total of 680 in 30 countries. The top-rated companies were picked from that pool of 680; the executives who voted work at the companies in that group.
To determine the best-regarded companies in 52 industries, Korn Ferry asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.