Healthy Planet

Healthy People

The heart of Humana’s business is health and well-being. We know people’s health and well-being starts long before they see a doctor. It matters long before they begin their career, start a family, or retire. Healthy people make choices every day to eat right, stay active, and exercise their minds. At Humana, we support people in their daily endeavors to live a healthy life, and we are dedicated to creating innovative programs and partnerships that reflect our commitment.

Bold Goal

We’ve set a goal for ourselves: to make the communities we serve 20 percent healthier by 2020. We know that people’s health is directly linked to the habits of those around them, the structure of their communities, their environment, and the performance of the healthcare system as a whole. To achieve our Bold Goal, we must improve all of those areas.

At Humana, we see opportunities to improve our country’s healthcare system; to offer more people affordable access to care; to make it easier to eat healthily and exercise; and to engage individuals in taking responsibility for their own health improvement. We have already started addressing opportunities for improving health among our associates and our members through our services and our provider and community partners. Learn more about our Bold Goal here (link opens in new window).

Environmental Health & Safety

Humana is committed to providing a workplace that promotes health and safety, encourages responsible stewardship of the environment, and advances our dream to help people achieve lifelong well-being.

Environmental Health & Safety

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Stay Smart, Stay Healthy

For decades, companies like Humana have tried to explain health insurance concepts through mediums such as printed brochures, member handbooks and explanation-of-benefit statements that seemed to explain very little. That's a problem because members who don't know the difference between an HMO and a PPO or don't understand what a health saving account is can't choose and use health benefits effectively and efficiently.

As a result, Humana created Stay Smart Stay Healthy, a new-media venture designed to simplify the complex world of health insurance and communicate with healthcare consumers in a way they want and makes sense to them. The program's goal is simple: to educate consumers on the healthcare system through an informative and engaging series of videos. These videos answer fundamental questions: Why is healthcare so expensive? How does health insurance work? What is consumer-directed healthcare? The two-to-four-minute videos are posted on YouTube, where anyone can view them, create links to them and comment on them. Stay Smart Stay Healthy videos were the most viewed healthcare videos in the ion segment of YouTube for the week they were launched.

Greater Louisville's Fund for the Arts

Fund for the Arts is a regional nonprofit committed to building a vibrant community through the power of the arts. Through the substantial support of Humana and other community members, Fund for the Arts fuels a wide range of arts organizations and drives accessibility across neighborhoods, schools, community centers, senior care facilities, parks, libraries, and public spaces.

Year in and year out, Humana and its associates are the top donors to Fund for the Arts. This exemplary investment in Greater Louisville helps facilitate the Fund's ability to maximize the impact of the arts on economic development, education and the quality of life for everyone.

Habitat for Humanity

This nonprofit organization helps families fulfill their dream of home ownership. Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses around the world, providing shelter for more than 1 million people in more than 3,000 communities. All homeowners are chosen according to:

  • Their need for housing
  • Their ability to repay the non-profit, no-interest mortgage
  • Their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat

Future homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building their Habitat house and the houses of others. In Louisville, more than 300 homes have been built as part of the Habitat program. Since 2003, more than 600 Humana associates have helped Habitat for Humanity "raise the roof" on homes for low-income families in Louisville.

Humana Volunteers

Volunteerism embodies Humana's purpose and values. It is a tangible way we impact the health and well-being of the communities we serve, and it is personally meaningful to our associates. Humana has a goal to more than double our associate volunteer participation over the next three years. A goal for which we have created programs and practices to make volunteering easier and even more vibrant. Together, Humana and the Humana Foundation provide associates with support, resources and recognition for their commitment to volunteerism.

Across the company, teams have embraced volunteering as a way to build teamwork while providing professional development opportunities. The Humana Volunteer Network website makes it easy for these teams – and individual associates – to find local volunteer opportunities. Associates are encouraged to share their volunteer experiences and log their volunteer hours for corporate recognition (link opens in new window) . Humana associates also have the opportunity to take one day of paid time off to volunteer for activities that positively impact the health and well-being of the communities we serve through the Volunteer Time Off benefit.

iCare: Power from the People

Associates from Humana Military Healthcare Services (HMHS) in Louisville created iCare, an associate-driven program whose sole purpose is to raise money for charity and act as a natural extension of the benefits HMHS provides for the military and their families. Today, a small group of associates coordinates year-round fundraising efforts that involve some 1,600 associates from 11 southern states. In keeping with the HMHS mission, most iCare donations go to military-related charities. Recent recipients include the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the Wounded Warrior Project, organizations that support severely wounded veterans as well as the families of those lost in the line of duty.

Metro United Way (Louisville, Ky.)

Since 1970, Humana and the Humana Foundation have given more than $34 million to Metro United Way (MUW), an organization dedicated to improving lives in its community to reach its vision that everyone achieves their full potential. Humana associates have also supported MUW by volunteering countless hours with MUW organizations.