Humana Offers Affordable 2017 Medicare Health Plans That Help Make It Easy to “Start With Healthy”

  • Local PPO Medicare Advantage plans offered in expanded areas; plus
    widely available $0 premium HMO plans
  • Medicare prescription drug plans include Humana Walmart Rx Plan,
    with one of the nation’s lowest monthly stand-alone national
    prescription drug plan premiums
  • Annual Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan open
    enrollment period runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the annual Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan enrollment
period set to begin Oct. 15, Humana
. (NYSE: HUM) is focused on delivering affordable health plan
options that can help people with Medicare achieve their best health.

Humana has served Medicare beneficiaries for nearly three decades, and
as of June 30, 2016, covers more
than 8 million
Medicare members in all 50 states, Washington, D.C.
and Puerto Rico. That includes approximately 3.2 million Medicare
Advantage plan members.

“At Humana, we know that health means something different for everyone,”
said Alan Wheatley, president, Retail Segment at Humana. “That’s why we
offer personalized support and plans to help our members achieve their
wellness goals, so they can pursue what’s most important to them in life
– because great things are ahead of you when your health is ready for

Humana supports its Medicare members with easy online tools and apps,
personal attention and a long-term commitment so that they can manage
their health with confidence. Humana’s care managers, nurses, social
workers, pharmacists and health coaches foster strong connections to
help ensure that Humana Medicare members have what they need to take on
their health and their lives with confidence.

During the Annual Election Period (AEP), which runs from Oct. 15 through
Dec. 7, 2016, people with Medicare can choose Medicare Advantage and
Prescription Drug Plans for the upcoming year. Humana’s 2017 Medicare
offerings include a range of Medicare Advantage and Medicare
Prescription Drug Plans. Humana also offers Medicare Supplement plans,
which can be purchased outside of the AEP.

Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans cover all the benefits of Original
Medicare, and more. Many Medicare Advantage offerings combine medical
and prescription drug coverage into one, easy-to-use plan.

Humana offers a wide choice of Medicare Advantage plans across the
country – from HMOs, to local and regional PPOs and Private
Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plans – designed to meet a variety of needs. For
2017, Humana will expand local PPO offerings into 74 new counties and
will offer $0 premium HMO plans in 478 counties.

Many Humana Medicare Advantage plans include:

  • Coverage for Medicare Parts A and B, with predictable copayments and
    no deductibles
  • Part D prescription drug coverage
  • Maximum out-of-pocket protection (on all Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Programs designed to improve health and manage chronic conditions
  • Benefits for services that Medicare doesn’t cover such as routine eye
    exams and preventive dental care
  • $0 copayment for 90-day supplies of certain generic drugs received
    through mail-order from Humana Pharmacy

New for 2017, most Humana Medicare Advantage members will have access to
Go365TM, Humana’s wellness and rewards program, designed to
motivate and reward members for taking steps to improve and continue
their healthy behaviors. By integrating rewards with health, Go365
provides the tools and support to help members live healthier lives and
reduce health care costs.

In addition, Humana will expand its telemedicine program in 2017 to 80
counties in 23 states. Members whose plan includes the program can
consult a doctor by phone, via video or on their mobile device. This
program offers convenient access to board certified physicians for
non-emergency medical conditions such as cold, flu, and sinus infection.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

A Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) can help lower prescription drug
expenses and protect against higher costs.

Humana offers a number of PDP options, including the Humana Walmart Rx
Plan (PDP), which returns for 2017 with a monthly premium of $17 ($15 in
Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio), one of the nation’s lowest stand-alone PDP
premiums. The co-branded offering from Humana and Walmart is among
Humana’s most popular PDP options. It features:

  • In-store copays as low as $1 on preferred generic drugs purchased at
    Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Walmart Neighborhood Market pharmacies*
  • Mail-order copays as low as $0 on a 90-day supply of most generic
    drugs filled through Humana Pharmacy
  • No deductible for most covered generic drugs, with more than 1,500
    generic prescriptions covered by the plan to help plan members save

Health and well-being resources and programs

Most Humana Medicare Advantage members enjoy access to a number of
programs and services that encourage healthy behaviors and foster
overall well-being. For example:

  • A fitness program specially designed for Medicare Advantage members
    through SilverSneakers
  • The HumanaFirst® nurse advice line that provides guidance and answers
    to non-emergency questions around the clock
  • SmartSummary, an easy-to-read, personalized update, provided after a
    member has a claim, that shows how Humana members are using their
    health plan and what they’ve spent on health care

In addition, Humana Medicare Advantage members who need help remaining
independent at home have access to their own personal care manager, who
can call or visit them regularly and provide personalized education and
help accessing resources. Members leaving a hospital who are at high
risk for readmission can get help understanding and accessing the
support they need to make the transition back home as smooth as possible.

For more information

For more information about Humana’s 2017 Medicare offerings, visit
or call toll-free 1-866-836-1210 (TTY: 711). Representatives are
available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

*The ability to take advantage of $1 copays for preferred generic
drugs may be limited in areas where preferred cost-sharing pharmacies
are not easily accessible.

** There is no deductible for Tiers 1 and 2; $400 annual
deductible applies to Tiers 3, 4 and 5.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and
well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their
best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The
company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and
clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change,
proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we
serve across the country.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the
Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at,
including copies of:

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

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Humana Inc.
Mark Mathis, 312-441-5010
Corporate Communications