Humana Pharmacy Solutions Chosen As A Mercer Rx Options Collaborative Preferred Pharmacy Benefits Provider

Tue Apr 9, 2013 2:24pm EDT

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Leading human resources consulting firm selects HPS as preferred offering to
employer collective purchasing group

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(Business Wire)--
Employers purchasing pharmacy benefit services through Mercer`s Rx Options
Collaborative can now select Humana Pharmacy Solutions (HPS), a division of
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). 

After being selected as a preferred pharmacy benefit provider for the Mercer
collaborative, HPS is now one of three pharmacy benefits providers available on
the platform. 

The Mercer Rx Options Collaborative provides Mercer clients with 50 to 1,500
employees a choice of pre-qualified pharmacy benefits management partners,
assuring these employers quality pharmacy benefits services and saving them the
time and expense of researching vendors themselves. Mercer selected HPS due to
its encompassing range of pharmacy benefits capabilities, specialty pharmacy
expertise and well-suited pricing options for Mercer`s client base. 

Humana Pharmacy Solutions` President William Fleming says HPS` focus on member
health and proven risk management expertise will be attractive to Mercer clients
and a great benefit for employers. 

"Our approach centers on improved member health outcomes, which is paramount to
managing long-term costs," explained Fleming. "Mercer shares this view, and
their overall focus on quality of care fits perfectly with our dream of helping
people achieve lifelong well-being." 

Fleming also added that being selected to Mercer`s highly selective Rx Options
Collaborative is an important step forward as Humana Pharmacy Solutions
continues to expand its market presence. 

About Humana Pharmacy Solutions

Humana Pharmacy Solutions, a division of Humana Inc., manages traditional
pharmacy benefits with member-focused strategies to yield savings in pharmacy
and total health expense. Providing prescription coverage for both individuals
and employer groups, Humana Pharmacy Solutions strives to give members access to
the medicine they need while offering guidance on clinically proven,
therapeutically equivalent drugs that bring better value to the member and the

About the Mercer Rx Options Collective

In 2006, Mercer initiated a pharmacy collective purchasing program that provides
pharmacy benefit management solutions for plan sponsors that cover 50 - 1,500
employees. Initially marketed as the Qualified Vendor Program (QVP), this
collective provided a unique carve out pharmacy benefit management solution to
Mercer clients and prospects. In 2012, Mercer re-branded the QVP program under a
new name--"Rx Options"--and relaunched it to the Mercer organization with a
strong internal marketing campaign. Based on a managed competition model, "Rx
Options" provides our consultants and their clients a choice of pre-qualified
PBM partners without the need to expend time and expense to conduct a formal
vendor procurement process. 

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, including copies

* 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
* Corporate Governance information

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