Oak Street Health and Humana Team Up To Expand Access to Value-Based Care in Indiana With New Indianapolis Center
Posted today (13 hours ago)
Oak Street Health, a network of health centers providing primary care for Medicare patients, and leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (HUM) are expanding the availability of coordinated, patient-centered care in Indiana. Through a value-based care network agreement, Oak Street Health’s newest Indianapolis-area location serves Humana Medicare Advantage members in an effort to help them achieve better health.
Thermo Fisher: Analysts’ Estimates and Recommendations
Posted on Oct 19, 2018 (3 days ago)
Wall Street analysts expect Thermo Fisher Scientific’s (TMO) third-quarter revenues to increase ~11.5% to $5.7 billion—compared to its revenues of $5.1 million during the third quarter of 2017. The adjusted EPS is estimated to be $2.55 for the third quarter—compared to the adjusted EPS of $2.31 in the third quarter of 2017.
For First Time, Humana Offering Medicare Advantage Plans in New Jersey
Posted on Oct 17, 2018 (5 days ago)
Leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (HUM) is expanding the health plan choices for Medicare beneficiaries in New Jersey by offering Humana Medicare Advantage plan offerings in the state for the first time. Residents of six New Jersey counties can select from the 2019 plans during this year’s Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period, or AEP.
Humana Again Earns Top Gold Status in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index
Posted on Oct 16, 2018 (6 days ago)
Humana Inc. (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. 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 99th percentile overall among over 1,000 companies, demonstrating excellence in multiple best-practice areas – including leadership, communications, programs, engagement and partnerships.
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Humana Foundation Donates $250,000 to Support Multi-State Disaster Recovery Efforts in Wake of Hurricane Michael
Posted on Oct 11, 2018 (11 days ago)
Humana Inc. (HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, announced today the actions it is taking to assist its members, employees and communities in Florida and the Gulf Coast Region who have been impacted by Hurricane Michael, including a disaster recovery donation from its philanthropic arm, the Humana Foundation. Among those actions, Humana has opened its toll-free crisis intervention hotline and counseling services beyond employees and members to include any individual who needs assistance in those communities impacted by Hurricane Michael.
Humana Inc. (HUM), one of Tennessee’s leading Medicare health benefits companies, has achieved 5-stars – the highest possible rating – from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its Humana Gold Plus HMO Medicare Advantage plan. The Humana Gold Plus HMO is offered in 50 counties throughout Tennessee. “We are very honored to receive this recognition from CMS, and especially thankful to the more than 125,000 Medicare Advantage members in Tennessee who have placed their trust in us,” said Humana Regional President Doug Haaland.
CarePlus Health Plans, Inc. Achieves Highest Medicare Quality Rating
Posted on Oct 10, 2018 (12 days ago)
CarePlus Health Plans, Inc.’s Medicare Advantage plan in Florida achieved 5-stars – the highest possible rating – from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the 2019 plan year. This marks the second time that the CarePlus Medicare Advantage HMO, offered statewide in Florida, achieved the 5-star rating.
Humana Received 5-Star Quality Ratings for Two Medicare Contracts Reflecting the Company’s Focus on Quality in both Member Experience and Clinical Outcomes
Posted on Oct 10, 2018 (12 days ago)
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- -- Humana received a 5-star rating for its Medicare Advantage HMO contract in Tennessee and its CarePlus Health Plans, Inc. Medicare Advantage HMO contract in Florida for 2019 3 million, or approximately 84%, of Humana Medicare Advantage members are currently enrolled under contracts with 4-plus stars for 2019, including approximately 225,000 members in 5-star contracts Humana received ...
Humana Recognized for Exemplary Disability Hiring and Employment Practices
Posted on Oct 9, 2018 (13 days ago)
Humana Inc. (HUM) has been recognized by The National Organization on Disability (NOD) as one of the 2018 NOD Leading Disability Employers. The NOD Leading Disability Employer seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. Now in its third year, this annual recognition honors organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring and encouraging others to do the same.
Humana’s 2019 Medicare Health Plans Emphasize Choice, Affordability and Convenience to Care for the Whole Person
Posted on Oct 9, 2018 (13 days ago)
Humana Inc. (HUM) announced today that its Medicare plans for 2019 are designed to deliver affordable health benefits and wellness programs with added convenience and a focus on health and well-being for the whole person. Nearly all (97 percent) of Humana’s individual Medicare Advantage members will see enhanced or comparable value in their plan’s combination of monthly premiums and benefits in 2019, and 2.8 million members will see their monthly premiums decrease or stay the same.
Humana and Department of New York Veterans of Foreign Wars Take Steps to Increase Awareness of Veterans Committing Suicide with Stop 22 Walk-A-Thons
Posted on Oct 8, 2018 (14 days ago)
Humana Inc. (HUM) and Department of NY Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW NY) have teamed up on the Stop 22 initiative, which aims to increase awareness of 22 veterans committing suicide each day. As part of this partnership, the VFW NY will host the inaugural Stop 22 Walk-A-Thon to heighten awareness of the mental health needs of our country’s veterans. “It’s imperative we do something to increase public awareness and help veterans in need, as 8,000 veterans are dying each year due to suicide,” said NY State Commander Gene Ratigliano.
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