Humana Expands Commitment to Well-Being by Offering Healthways
SilverSneakers® Fitness Program Nationwide
Expanded Agreement Now Covers Eligible Medicare Advantage and Medicare
Supplement Members in the States of Nevada and Pennsylvania
LOUISVILLE, Ky. & NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- October 28, 2013
As part of its dream to help people achieve lifelong well-being, Humana Inc.
(NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, has
expanded its relationship with Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) to offer the
award-winning SilverSneakers® Fitness Program to eligible members in
Pennsylvania and Nevada.
SilverSneakers, the nation’s leading exercise and social support program
available to more than 10 million Medicare beneficiaries, has been offered to
Humana Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement members since 2004. The
newly expanded agreement, that includes Nevada and Pennsylvania, makes the
SilverSneakers Fitness Program available to more than 2.2 million Humana
Medicare members nationwide.
“Humana has partnered with Healthways and SilverSneakers to offer our Medicare
Advantage members an outstanding exercise program for nearly 10 years,” said
Debbie Smith, Humana’s Vice President of Senior Products. “As this year’s
Medicare enrollment season gets underway, we are pleased to continue the
SilverSneakers Fitness Program offering with the expanded availability for our
The enduring efficacy of the program is evidenced through a 2012 survey of
Humana members who have participated in SilverSneakers. The national survey
found that 60 percent of Humana SilverSneakers participants reported their
health as excellent or very good, nearly twice the national average of 32
percent for older adults, as reported by the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey
In addition, 82 percent of Humana respondents reported no impairment in
activities of daily living, as compared to the HOS national average of 63
percent for older adults. Further results indicate that four out of five new
members who were previously considered sedentary are now exercising at least
twice a week.
“Humana has been at the forefront in providing programs that focus on the
health and well-being of its members,” said Ben R. Leedle, Jr., Healthways
President and Chief Executive Officer. “By continuing its partnership with
Healthways and offering SilverSneakers, Humana is providing ongoing support to
its older adult members to lead more healthy lives in all 50 states. This
expanded agreement demonstrates our shared goals to impact the older adult
population through an established, highly successful program and subsequently
work together to significantly improve overall health and well-being
Using proven methodologies based upon more than 20 years of science and
outcomes, the SilverSneakers Fitness Program increases physical activity in
older adults, often resulting in higher well-being and lower health care
costs. The program engages participants in active behavior change through
access to a variety of physical activity venues and senior-specific
programming that incorporates physical fitness and social experiences.
The SilverSneakers Fitness Program was founded in 1992 and is available
through many Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers, and group
retiree plans. The Healthways fitness center network offers convenient access
to more than 15,000 participating fitness and wellness facilities nationwide.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., 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 www.humana.com, including copies
*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
*Corporate Governance information.
Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) is the largest independent global provider of
well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one
person at a time, the Company uses the science of behavior change to produce
and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include
employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans,
communities and government entities. We provide highly specific and
personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize
each participant’s health and productivity and to reduce health-related
costs.Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care
needs of everyone in a given population. The Company has scaled its
proprietary technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over
30 years and now serves approximately 45 million people on four continents.
Learn more at www.silversneakers.com or www.healthways.com.
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