Humana Named in the Top Ten for Military Times' 2013 "Best Employers for Vets"


Humana Named in the Top Ten for Military Times' 2013 "Best Employers for Vets"

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Humana Inc. (NYS: HUM) announces its ranking of eighth in the Military Times EDGE magazine's "Best Employers for Vets 2013." Military Times is a weekly publication for active duty and retired personnel of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps subscribers.

Military Times invited major corporations and government contractors across the country to submit a detailed questionnaire about hiring policies/recruiting, company policies relating to veterans, Guard/Reservists and their families, and organizational culture.

The final rankings were based on the following criteria:

  • Veterans hiring preferences, percentage of veteran executives

  • Training company officials receive regarding military culture

  • Processes used to acclimate new veteran employees to the company

  • Military spouse policies

  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) awards

Earlier this year, Humana announced it surpassed President Obama's challenge to hire 1,000 Guard/Reserve members, veterans, military retirees and/or spouses within 16 months. Leveraging on its success, Humana plans to hire an additional 1,000 within the next two years through its National Veterans Initiative hiring program.

In addition to the hiring initiative, Humana's long history of excellence in military and veterans' services includes administrating health-benefits for three million active duty, retired military personnel and their families under the Department of Defense's TRICARE program in addition to developing health care solutions for the Department of Veteran Affairs through its wholly owned subsidiary, Humana Government Business.

"Humana has a long tradition of providing excellent service to active duty service members, retired members and their families through contracts with the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs," said Tim McClain, President of Humana Government Business. "We are humbled by this recognition as one of the best employers for Veterans, Reservists and their families, and confirms Humana's commitment to our nation's heroes and their families."

On this year's list, Humana achieved the highest ranking of any health care company. Other companies listed in the top ten "Best Employers for Vets" include USAA, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Verizon Communications, Inc., and Lockheed Martin.

To learn more about Humana's National Veterans Initiative hiring program, visit

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, 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 of:

  • 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 investors)

  • Corporate Governance information

About Humana Government Business

Humana Government Business Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. headquartered in Louisville, Ky. Humana Government Business provides administrative health care and wellness solutions to government customers. In addition to working with the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Humana Government Business provides Medicare and Medicaid support in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Humana Government Business Inc.
Government & Public Affairs:
Walter Walker, 502-318-5230

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