Humana is more than a health benefits company. We're a group of people with a unique state of mind.
Why? Because when our consumers aren't thinking about their health benefits, we are. We're committed to developing state-of-the-art products, services, and technologies – so when consumers have to think about their health benefits, they have confidence and peace of mind to make informed decisions.
Humana's history of innovation
In the decades since our company was founded, Humana has always been a step ahead. We've evolved with the changing world of healthcare ... and the changing needs of customers and consumers.
Humana was founded in 1961 on the single premise of patient care. What started as a single nursing home grew to over 100 hospitals before evolving into the health benefits company we are today. Over the years, our founding premise has grown into our company vision – to become the most trusted name in health solutions.
Today, we have more than 28,000 associates committed to providing innovative healthcare solutions to consumers and customers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In addition to our traditional and government-sponsored products, we're breaking new ground in the industry with our leading-edge consumer-choice products. Humana's bold approach to consumerism is changing the face of healthcare as we know it.
What We Stand For
Four simple words define who we are and what we stand for as a company. A commitment to these ideals, both internally and externally, drives our behavior – individually and collectively – as a team.
People We believe associates are our competitive advantage. We seek to attract, develop, and retain talented associates in roles where they can contribute effectively to the company. At the same time, we reward associates for their contributions by providing competitive pay and benefit choices to help them achieve a balance in their personal lives and professional goals.
Choice We believe choice is the foundation for engagement and accountability. We offer our customers, consumers, and associates choices that allow them to make the decisions that best fit their individual and family needs.
Engagement Our associates champion the consumer. As consumers, they are in a unique position to translate their own experiences and perspectives into the design and development of our products and services. They understand that providing guidance to our customers, both internal and external, means engaging them as partners, understanding their needs, working with them to find a solution, and living up to our commitments.
Innovation We are not afraid to take risks. Our consumer-focused strategy requires us to lead, innovate, and disrupt the industry. Both as individuals and in teams, we are responsible for taking ownership and contributing results to our business. We support diverse opinions and perspectives because they bring richness and creativity to our solutions and decision-making.