LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has again earned top Gold status in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index, a self-assessment scorecard that measures the comprehensiveness and quality of a company’s workplace health program, and the overall heart health of its employees.

“Humana employees have embraced the common cause of well-being, and together we’ve achieved a heightened sense of purpose, belonging, health and security”

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The index, produced by the Association’s Center for Workplace Health Research and Evaluation, measures multiple organizational best practices and compares that data across peer companies. Humana scored in the 99thpercentile overall among over 1,000 companies, demonstrating excellence in multiple best-practice areas – including leadership, communications, programs, engagement and partnerships.

This is the second year that the AHA has offered Gold-level recognition, and the second year that Humana has been honored.

“Humana employees have embraced the common cause of well-being, and together we’ve achieved a heightened sense of purpose, belonging, health and security,” said Tim State, Senior Vice President of Associate Health and Well-being at Humana. “There’s tremendous energy and power that comes from thousands of unique and personal well-being journeys evolving into a social movement we share. That’s the Humana community, and we’re proud of our commitment to better care for ourselves, our peers and our customers.”

The Workplace Health Achievement Index fulfills the vision of the CEO Roundtable, which called on the AHA to deliver an evidence-based approach to measure and recognize success in improving employee health and the corporate culture of health. Research shows that comprehensive programs, policies and practices -- supported by leadership and fully implemented -- are associated with improved employee health and well-being.

Humana’s commitment to health and well-being is exemplified by the company’s Bold Goal -- to improve the health of the communities it serves 20 percent by 2020 by making it easier for people to achieve their best health.

Over five years, Humana employees led from the front on the Bold Goal, improving their own well-being and gaining 1.8 million more Healthy Days by the end of 2017 than they would have otherwise experienced.

Humana’s research shows that employees with high overall well-being experience three times less stress, miss three times less work, are less likely to look for another job, and are more engaged.

Despite aging five years, 63 percent of continuously employed Humana employees since 2012 reduced or maintained biometric health risks associated with chronic disease, reversing the expected trend.

Humana’s annual 100 Day Dash continues to unite and inspire employees, with more than 20,000 Dashers taking nearly 14 billion stepsthis year. And Humana’s health and wellness rewards program, Go365, offers personalized activities, tracking, support and rewards to encourage healthier lifestyles.

For more than half a century, Humana has cared for people and guided them toward their own best health. That sense of purpose continues to thrive among the company’s employees, making them stronger, healthier and more resilient.

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 that makes 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

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Contacts

Humana Corporate Communications
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