Humana Offers Support to Puerto Rico Communities Impacted by Hurricane Irma

Help for members, employees, brokers, employer clients and the community at large includes expanding access to crisis hotline and free counseling

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--()--Health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that it has launched a series of disaster relief efforts assisting its members, employees and Puerto Rico communities impacted by Hurricane Irma.

Severe winds and rain brought on by Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, left much of the island without power and caused significant damage.

We know many of our employees, our health plan members, our provider partners, our brokers and employer clients, and the people in the communities we serve, have been severely impacted by Irma and are in need of our resources and support,” said Earl Harper, regional president of Medicare for Humana in Puerto Rico. “We want our health plan members to know we are very concerned about both their physical and mental well-being and that we will work tirelessly to provide uninterrupted coverage and services at this critical time."

Humana has opened its toll-free crisis intervention hotline and counseling services beyond employees and members to include any individual who may need assistance in the Puerto Rico communities impacted by Irma.

Counselors and work/life specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-866-440-6556 to provide free, confidential assistance to anyone needing help and support in coping with the disaster and its aftermath. Assistance is available in both English and Spanish.

Devastating storms like this can have a serious effect on the well-being of those trying to cope with the aftermath, which is why we’re encouraging not only our members and employees, but everyone on our beautiful island, to call our free and confidential crisis intervention hotline and speak to one of our counselors,” said Harper.

Humana Medicare, commercial and individual members with questions about services available to them should call the toll-free phone number on the back of their Humana ID card.

About Humana

Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

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Humana Corporate Communications
Mitch Lubitz, 813-732-0386

Release Summary

Humana offers support to Puerto Rico communities impacted by Hurricane Irma.


Humana Corporate Communications
Mitch Lubitz, 813-732-0386