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Humana Veterans Healthcare Services Appoints Former U.S. Army Deputy Surgeon General for Force Management to Advisory Board.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Humana Veterans Healthcare Services (HVHS) announces the appointment of former U.S. Army Deputy Surgeon General, Gale Pollock (MG,Ret.) to its Advisory Board. General Pollock will join the HVHS Advisory Board for their meeting in Louisville, KY this December. The HVHS Advisory Board was formed to provide guidance and insight into the changing needs of the veterans' healthcare environment and assist in improving the level of care provided to those who have honorably served the nation.

In December 2007, Pollock became the Deputy Surgeon General for Force Management, while also serving as Chief of the Army Nurse Corps. She has served as Commander U.S. Army Medical Command/Acting Surgeon General since March 2007. Pollock retired as a Major General in midsummer 2008.

In her distinguished career, she served as Commanding General, Tripler Army Medical Center, Pacific Regional Medical Command, U.S. Army Pacific Surgeon; and Lead Agent, TRICARE Pacific, Honolulu, HI. Her military education includes Department of Defense CAPSTONE Program; the Senior Service College at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; the U.S. Air Force War College and much more. Pollock has more than 30 years of active-duty service in the U.S Army.

"We are honored to welcome such a distinguished veteran and national leader to our Advisory Board," said Al Poteet, president and CEO of HVHS. "I am confident, given Gale's wide federal health care experience; she will provide a superior complement to the VA expertise that currently exists within our Advisory Board."

Pollock will serve with current advisory committee members, the Honorable Michael Bilirakis, the Honorable Everett Alvarez, Jr., Terry Clark, M.D., the Honorable Harold F. Gracey, Jr., Ronald Kimball, Col. Ret., the Honorable Kenneth W. Kizer, M.D., and the Honorable JoAnn Webb.

About HVHS

HVHS, headquartered in Louisville, KY, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Military Healthcare Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. HVHS was formed in 2007 to create strategic alliances and provide healthcare access to veterans. HVHS currently administers the VA's demonstration Project HERO in the following Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN): VISN 8 (Sunshine Healthcare Network): Most of Florida and Southern Georgia; VISN 16 (South Central): Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and portions of Texas, Missouri, Alabama, and Northwest Florida; VISN 20 (Northwest): Washington, Oregon, most of Idaho, and one county each in Montana and California and VISN 23 (Midwest): Iowa, Minnesota Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and portions of Northern Kansas, Missouri, Western Illinois, Eastern Wisconsin, and Eastern Wyoming.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation's largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 11.5 million medical members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplementary benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 47-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company's web site at http://www.humana.com, 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 (includes upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors)

* Corporate Governance Information
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