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Two new investments in New Orleans total $1 million and will address financial asset security, post-secondary attainment and sustaining employment, and food security

– Contributions totaling $6.6 million to 10 organizations in eight communities mark reinvestments and an expanded investment in successful programs helping people achieve greater health equity

The Humana Foundation, philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) for the past 38 years, is investing $7.6 million in eight communities across the southeastern United States to address social determinants of health on a local level, helping more people achieve health equity. Part of its ongoing Strategic Community Investment Program, The Humana Foundation will create two new investments in New Orleans totaling $1 million and will continue its existing investments with 10 organizations in seven other communities, including expanding its investment in Baton Rouge, La.

Through partnerships with local organizations and community members, The Humana Foundation’s Strategic Community Investment Program creates measurable results in some of the most common social determinants of health, including post-secondary attainment and sustaining employment, social connectedness, financial asset security and food security. These investments are located in Humana ‘Bold Goal’ communities, places where Humana and The Humana Foundation are working to help people improve their health 20 percent by 2020 and beyond.

“Our Strategic Community Investments holistically address social determinants of health at the systems- and community-level,” said Walter D. Woods, CEO of The Humana Foundation. “We believe this approach will positively impact health outcomes in our target communities, which our first year results confirm. Consequently, we are creating new investments in New Orleans and continuing our investments in other locations.”

Two new Strategic Community Investments in New Orleans will address financial asset security, post-secondary attainment and sustaining employment, and food security.

Kingsley House will receive an investment of $416,480 for its Career Pathways program, an employment program that helps lift families out of generational poverty by creating greater financial asset security and post-secondary attainment and sustaining employment. Kingsley House will collaborate with DePaul Community Health Centers and Crescent City Family Services to help families access community resources.

Growing Local Food Collaborative will receive $613,620 to address financial asset security, post-secondary attainment and sustaining employment, and food security in New Orleans. The program will take a unique, cooperative approach by working through local partnerships to bring fresh food into food deserts, to create new markets and train local farmers, and to provide training and an employment pipeline for youth in the local food and hospitality economy. Partners in this initiative include, Liberty’s Kitchen, New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee, Recirculating Farms Coalition, SPROUT NOLA, Top Box Foods Louisiana, and joined by Second Harvest Food Bank for special projects.

In the first year of the Strategic Community Investment Program, The Humana Foundation invested $7.4 million in seven communities and funded programs that served more than 16,000 individuals and their families, addressing one or more social determinant of health. Each of these seven communities will receive continued or expanded Humana Foundation investments based on the measurable results each program attained in its first year.

The Humana Foundation’s continuing and expanded Strategic Community Investments include the following:

Baton Rouge, La: Healthy BR  will receive $715,000 to continue improving food security and social connectedness via the Geaux Get Healthy project. Funded by both The Humana Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation this project addresses food deserts by saturating areas with the highest rates of food insecurity and health disparities with numerous access points for purchasing fresh food at an affordable price. HOPE Ministries will receive an additional $189,700 as a key partner in the Geaux Get Healthy project, allowing for the expansion of a workforce development program. By investing in HOPE Ministries’ The Way to Work program, The Humana Foundation is expanding its Strategic Community Investment in Baton Rouge to address post-secondary attainment and sustaining employment.

Broward County, Fla: Broward Community & Family Health Centers will receive $415,000 to continue working with health clinics to screen patients for food security and diet-related disease. Engaging Patients Impacting Care (EPIC) will also help people apply for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and help people access healthy foods via a produce prescription program.

Jacksonville, Fla: The University of Florida  will receive continued funding of $815,000 for Health-Smart, a program that promotes social connection and food security among minority, underserved and low-income seniors, as well as asset security and post-secondary success resources for their families in partnership with the Jacksonville Urban League.

Knoxville, Tenn.: InterFaith Health Clinic, in a collaborative partnership with Catapult 4D, will receive $965,000 to continue its Truck2Table program, addressing social determinants of health and improving the health and quality of life of uninsured and underserved people by providing affordable access to healthy food, free nutrition education and access to social connectedness resources.

Louisville, Ky.: The Family Scholar House  will receive an additional $515,000 investment for its HEROES program, expanding existing programs and reaching more individuals, families and senior citizens to assess and address barriers including social isolation, food insecurity and lack of post-secondary educational attainment.  Metro United Way will receive $715,000 to continue AcceLOUrate Savings financial literacy program, improving financial independence and providing families and residents experiencing economic distress with financial literacy coaching and other social services.

San Antonio: Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) will receive $915,000 to continue its Senior Planet San Antonio program, addressing social connectedness by engaging seniors through free access to internet-connected technology and training courses. The San Antonio Food Bank  will receive $708,462 to continue its Healthy Options for the Elderly (HOPE) program, assisting seniors who screen positive for food security and social connectedness concerns with comprehensive services that stabilize their household and address prevalent health issues.

Tampa: Feeding Tampa Bay will receive $640,500 to continue work to transform affordable access to healthy food in partnership with local clinics and other social service providers via the Feeding Tampa Bay Food Pharmacy. Community Health Centers of Pinellas (CHCP) will be a key partner in this work, creating an onsite food pharmacy at the CHCP clinic and increasing access to healthy foods for the neighborhood surround the clinic.

For more information on specific investment results, please visit the Strategic Community Investment section of HumanaFoundation.org.

Each organization that receives a Humana Foundation Strategic Community Investment has the opportunity to receive continued funding for up to three years based on the specific results achieved in their programs.

“Health is local, driven by choices available to people in their communities and neighborhoods,” Woods added. “We are grateful to work with local organizations to improve and sustain positive health outcomes.”

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Humana has again been listed among the Top 100 Companies with Remote Jobs, coming in at No. 15.

“Through an analysis of the remote job posting histories of more than 54,000 companies in the FlexJobs database, we’ve pinpointed the companies that offered more remote-friendly positions than any others,” FlexJobs said. “’Remote-friendly’ means the openings must offer some level of remote work (the levels on our site are ‘100% remote work,’ ‘partial remote work,’ or ‘option for remote work’).”

“The most notable change we’ve seen over the past year is not so much the growth in the sheer volume of remote job listings, but the growth in the variety of remote job titles these companies are seeking to hire,” said Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs.

See the full list here.

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Humana was recently named the No. 4 company on the new 100 U.S. Companies Supporting Healthy Communities and Families list, a list from JUST Capital and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranking companies on key issues related to community health and well-being.

Companies on the list are scored by JUST Capital on 16 different social, economic and environmental factors defined by the American public, which shape how businesses contribute to healthy outcomes for workers, their families and the communities in which they operate. The list examines how companies address core determinants of community health and their efforts to be good neighbors with supportive and sustainable business practices.

Humana’s inclusion on this list can largely be attributed to the company’s treatment of its workers, relationship with healthcare providers in local communities and customer service practices.

  • Employees – Ranking No. 1 in the Health Care Providers industry, Humana offers its employees extensive and generous benefits including adoption assistance for part-time and full-time employees, flexible work arrangements and onsite fitness centers, and is one of top three highest paying companies in its industry.
  • Products – Ranking No. 1 overall, Humana has strong health provider relationships with more than 50,000 physicians across the U.S. providing care to its members. And, the company has not been tied to issues related to services or products that are harmful to health or the environment.
  • Customers – Again ranking No. 1 in the Health Care Providers industry, Humana is rated highly for its customer service practices, based on net promoter scores and survey data, receives excellent scores for disclosure of customer privacy practices, and has not been the subject of major customer privacy controversies.

For more on Humana’s CSR efforts, read the 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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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.

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The Humana Foundation, philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) for the past 37 years, is investing nearly $7 million in 2018 in organizations that are focused on helping people who struggle with issues ranging from food security to social connectedness to financial independence. The contributions will go to nine organizations in seven Humana ‘Bold Goal’ communities across the U.S. These are communities where Humana is working to achieve a goal of helping people improve their health 20 percent by 2020.

The new Humana Foundation strategic investing program addresses health equity and social determinants of health through partnerships and collaborations with local organizations to create measurable results. Social determinants of health are the conditions under which people are born, grow, live, work and age that impact overall health and well-being. The Foundation recently completed a series of local announcements highlighting the new investments.

“The Humana Foundation’s new Strategic Community Investments will have a tangible impact on the health and well-being of communities across the U.S. by collaborating with local organizations across all sectors,” said Walter Woods, CEO of the Humana Foundation. “We look forward to celebrating the successes of our partner organizations as they report targets and milestones of their projects in the coming year.”

The new Humana Foundation investments include funds for capacity building and enhancing organizational learning around health equity. The investments include:

Louisville, Ky.: The Family Scholar House received a $560,000 grant for its HEROES program, expanding existing programs and reaching more individuals, families and senior citizens to assess and address barriers including social isolation, food insecurity and lack of post-secondary educational attainment. Metro United Way also received a $770,000 grant to expand its pilot financial literacy program, improving financial independence and providing families and residents experiencing economic distress with financial literacy coaching.

San Antonio: Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) received a $1.02 million grant to address social isolation via a Senior Planet San Antonio program, which reduces isolation and loneliness and increases social connections by engaging seniors through free access to internet-connected technology and training courses. The San Antonio Food Bank also received a $833,000 grant to impact food insecurity and social isolation by creating a Senior Wellness Intervention Model program, assisting seniors who screen positive for food insecurity with comprehensive services that stabilize their household and address prevalent health issues.

Baton Rouge, La.: Healthy BR received a $720,000 grant to fight food insecurity and social isolation via the Geaux Get Healthy project. Funded by grants from both the Humana Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, the project will address food deserts by saturating areas with the highest rates of food insecurity and health disparities with numerous access points for purchasing fresh food at an affordable price.

Knoxville: Tenn.: InterFaith Health Clinic, in a collaborative partnership with Catapult 4D, received a $1.02 million grant to address social determinants of health and health equity barriers via the Truck2Table pilot program, which will improve the health and quality of life of uninsured and underserved people by providing affordable access to healthy food.

Tampa: Wholesome Wave received a $620,000 grant to fund Wholesome Communities Florida: Waking Up to Wellness, a cross-sector collaboration designed to transform affordable access to healthy food.

Jacksonville, Fla.: The University of Florida received a $820,000 grant to promote social connection and food security among minority, underserved and low-income seniors, as well as asset security and post-secondary success resources for their families.

Broward County, Fla.: AARP Foundation received a $540,000 grant to improve food security for older adults and their families via a program that will work with health clinics to screen older patients for food insecurity and diet-related disease and help people apply for Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Each organization receiving a Humana Foundation Strategic Community Investment in 2018 will have an opportunity to receive continuing funding for one or two additional years based on the specific results they achieve during the first year of the respective programs.

“We’re excited about getting the new strategic investment program started, and even more excited to see how the organizations will put the contributions to such good use,” Woods added. “We’ll be in close contact with each organization over the year ahead as we plan for the second year of this program and determine where our investment dollars will make the greatest impacts in 2019 and beyond.

About the Humana Foundation

The Humana Foundation was established in 1981 as the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies. Located in Louisville, Ky., the Foundation seeks to co-create communities where leadership, culture, and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes. For more information, visit humanafoundation.org.

Humana and the Humana Foundation are dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility. Our goal is to ensure that every business decision we make reflects our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our members, our employees, the communities we serve, and our planet.

About Humana

Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience with the goal of making health care easier to navigate and more effective.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s website at humana.com, including copies of:

• Annual reports to stockholders
• Securities and Exchange Commission filings
• Most recent investor conference presentations
• Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls
• Calendar of events
• Corporate Governance information.

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