Inaugural Humana "Military Appreciation Day" Features Inspirational Speakers, Home Donation to Local Veteran

Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:00am EST

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Humana furthers commitment to honoring members of the armed forces and their
families through themed day at Humana Challenge PGA TOUR golf tournament
LA QUINTA, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company, is pleased to
announce the inaugural Humana "Military Appreciation Day" taking place at the
Humana Challenge PGA TOUR golf tournament on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Created
to honor military members and their families, this event will be held in La
Quinta, Calif. 

Humana Military Appreciation Day will feature a ceremony to honor members of the
Armed Forces and their families, which will include inspirational messages from
military leaders, a color guard and a flyover. In addition, all active duty
military, Reserve, veterans and military retirees, along with their dependents,
will receive free admission to the Humana Challenge. 

"The Humana Challenge, formerly the Bob Hope Classic, has a long history of
celebrating our nation`s servicemen and women who give so much every day," said
Tim McClain, President of Humana Government Business. "Given Bob Hope`s legacy
and devotion to entertaining military troops, it is fitting to dedicate a day to
honoring military personnel and their families. In the end, we hope the Military
Appreciation Day will have a lasting impact on all participants and continue to
honor our troops." 

"Additionally, during the Humana Challenge event, the Military Warriors Support
Foundation will donate a 100 percent mortgage-free home to a local veteran
injured during combat. Humana-sponsored PGA TOUR golfer David Toms will be on
hand to award the home, which signifies Humana`s continued commitment to the
military community." 

"We at Humana are proud to honor our military personnel during an event like the
Humana Challenge, which is steeped in tradition," said Bruce Broussard,
President and CEO of Humana. "We also know that our dedication to the military
does not end at the Humana Challenge. In fact, our company has a long history of
supporting the armed forces and their families." 

Humana offers various services and resources to current military members,
veterans, and their families through Humana Government Business. Humana
Government Business works collaboratively with federal government partners to
deliver high-quality, cost-effective, accessible health solutions to government

PGA TOUR events - similar to the Humana Challenge - have served as past venues
for the donation of homes to Wounded Warriors. The cost of the home is funded
solely through the Military Warriors Support Foundation and Chase Bank. There is
no cost to the Humana Challenge or to Humana. 

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 website at 

About the William J. Clinton Foundation

Building on a lifetime of public service, President Bill Clinton established the
William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health,
strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment
by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental
organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into
measurable results. Since 2001, President Clinton`s vision and leadership have
resulted in nearly 5 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS
treatment; more than 15,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning
environments; more than 33,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and
smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than
248 million tons of CO2 being reduced in cities around the world. And President
Clinton has redefined the way we think about giving and philanthropy through his
Clinton Global Initiative, whose members have made more than 2,300 commitments
that are improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180
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About Desert Classic Charities

Since its inception, Desert Classic Charities, the charitable entity that
organizes the Humana Challenge, has contributed more than $52 million to the
Eisenhower Medical Center and surrounding Coachella Valley nonprofit
organizations. Its scope of giving is broad and includes structured and
mentoring programs for children, social services, and food and safe shelter for
the less fortunate. Desert Classic Charities is dedicated to continuing its
mission to serve human needs in the Coachella Valley and beyond by generating
funds and opportunities through the Humana Challenge. 


The PGA TOUR is the world`s premier membership organization for touring
professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR,
Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. The PGA TOUR`s mission is to entertain and
inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for
volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in
communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR

Humana Corporate Communications
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