Humana And University Physicians Associates Sign New Contract, Effective October 1

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – September 2, 2011 –– Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) and University Physicians Associates (UPA) announced today that they have reached a new agreement which becomes effective October 1, 2011.

“We are pleased about this new agreement and look forward to continuing our longstanding relationship with University Physicians Associates, said Jeff Bringardner, president of Humana’s Kentucky commercial operations. “Most importantly, we are pleased to be able to offer our commercial customers the most comprehensive network of primary care and specialty physicians in our marketplace. ” When the new agreement takes effect, Humana members will once again have in-network access to the 600 primary care and specialty physicians under the UPA umbrella.

“We are delighted that Humana Inc. and University Physicians Associates have finalized an agreement.  Our renewed partnership demonstrates Humana and ULP’s dedication to provide Humana members with access to leading-edge healthcare,” explained Michael W. Bukosky, CEO of UPA. “UPA physicians look forward to once again providing care for Humana members.”

About University Physicians Associates

University Physicians Associates (UPA) is the largest, multi-specialty physician practice in Louisville with more than 78 sub specialties, 1200 dedicated staff professionals and over 600 primary care and specialty physicians. UPA cares for more than 220,000 patients annually.  UPA’s physicians are also professors and researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine teaching tomorrows physicians and leading the research resulting in new innovative medical advancements in patient care. For more information visit

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading consumer-focused 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.

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