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UPDATED: Aug 20, 2020

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Company Details
Address: 500 West Main Street
City: Louisville
State: KY
ZIP Code: 40202
Phone Number: 1-800-486-2620
AM Best Rating: A-
URL where was collected the AM Best Rating: http://www.ambest.com/ratings/
Lines of Insurance: health, life
States Licensed To Sell Insurance In: AL, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MS, MO, NV, NC, OH, OK, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, WI
Type of Insurance Company: Stock
Top executive Contact: Bruce D. Broussard
Title of Top executive: President/Chief Executive Officer
Ticker Symbol: HUM (NYSE)
Assets & Premiums: 2013 Total Assets: $20.735 billion2013 Revenue: $41.3 billion
Company Rating 1.49 (163 reviews)

Company Overview:


Company History: Founded in 1961, Humana is the official health insurance provider to the PGA and Champions golf tours. Humana was originally founded as a nursing home company under the name Extendicare by David A. Jones, Sr. and Wendell Cherry. In 1972, Extendicare began to move away from the nursing home chain and started to purchase hospitals. It quickly became the world’s largest hospital company in the 1980’s. The Corporate name of the company was changed to Humana Inc in 1974. Humana took over American Medicorp Inc. in 1978 which doubled the size of the company. In 1980 Humana began marketing health insurance products and in 2001 Humana partnered with Navigy Inc. to launch Availity. Starting in 2005, Humana began a business partnership with Virgin Group and in 2006 Humana and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention entered into a partnership. In 2011 Humana launched mobileStorm, the first HIPAA-compliant messaging platform. In 2013 Humana was ranked 73 on the Fotune 500 list, making it the highest ranked company based in Kentucky. Humana is the third largest health insurance provider in the nation and currently employees approximately 52,000 people.
Principle Sales Methods: Career agents

Life Annuity Business: Humana offers life insurance plans for children and seniors.

Health Business: Humana sells Individual, Dental, Vision, and Medicare health plans. Fortune Magazine voted Humana as one of the Top 5 Most Admired Healthcare Companies in the US in 2008.
Special Business: Humana sells Military policies, and serves customers in Puerto Rico.They also offer a Cash Cancer Plan.