Inside the Industry: Health Insurance

Humana New Orleans
John Hotard | Cheryl Watts | Lorraine Bretthauer | Rhonda Bagby | Casey Urschel

Humana, one of Louisiana’s leading health benefits companies, has launched an ambitious public health initiative to improve the health of New Orleans and Baton Rouge by 20 percent by 2020. Earlier this year, Humana Louisiana and corporate leaders met with New Orleans-area employers, health care providers, business and community leaders in fact-finding and listening sessions on the top health care challenges facing the community. Out of those conversations, Humana identified key barriers to improving health in New Orleans, including diabetes, obesity, mental health and food insecurity, and in late Spring, convened a one-day Clinical Town Hall to discuss and develop programs and projects to address those issues in collaboration with the New Orleans community. Following the Town Hall, Humana established a New Orleans Health Advisory Board. The advisory board is a coalition of employers, health care providers and nonprofits convened by Humana, focused on developing programs to improve health in New Orleans. For more on Humana’s Bold Goal, go to Humana is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves, including Greater New Orleans, as well as Baton Rouge. The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., in August announced up to $75,000 in grants to two nonprofit organizations providing support to those affected by the recent flooding in southeastern Louisiana. The Humana Foundation also matched up to $25,000 in gifts from Humana associates to the American Red Cross, for a potential total of $50,000 to the American Red Cross from the Humana Foundation on top of associate contributions.  The Humana Foundation has also awarded several charitable grants to Greater New Orleans nonprofits to support programs ranging from diabetes education and prevention to wellness and nutrition programs in area schools. Humana has more than 600 associates in Louisiana and serves more than 350,000 health plan members across the state.

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health and wellbeing company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people they serve across the country.

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