HUM - Humana Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
275.37
-1.27 (-0.46%)
At close: 4:03PM EDT
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Previous Close276.64
Open275.51
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask285.00 x 1100
Day's Range274.08 - 277.11
52 Week Range225.65 - 355.88
Volume943,835
Avg. Volume1,028,929
Market Cap37.199B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.08
PE Ratio (TTM)15.05
EPS (TTM)18.30
Earnings DateNov 5, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.20 (0.80%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-09-27
1y Target Est328.95
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  • Humana director exits to avoid appearance of conflict of interest
    American City Business Journals

    Humana director exits to avoid appearance of conflict of interest

    Louisville-based Humana Inc. has seen another change on its board of directors. The company disclosed through a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Karen DeSalvo would leave the board, effective October 15, in order to avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest in connection with her plan to pursue a new executive opportunity. It's not clear what opportunity DeSalvo is pursuing.

  • Zacks

    UnitedHealth (UNH) Q3 Earnings and Revenues Beat, Guidance Up

    UnitedHealth's (UNH) higher revenues, strength in both segments -- UnitedHealthcare and Optum -- plus membership growth leads to earnings outperformance.

  • Humana to Provide Florida's Retirees With Medicare Plans
    Zacks

    Humana to Provide Florida's Retirees With Medicare Plans

    Humana's (HUM) Medicare plans to help the State of Florida Medicare-eligible retirees and their eligible dependents achieve better health outcomes.

  • Business Wire

    Humana to Provide Medicare Advantage Plans to Florida’s State Retirees

    Company one of five health plans selected to serve the state’s Medicare-eligible retirees

  • Business Wire

    CarePlus Health Plans Once Again Achieves Medicare’s Highest Quality Rating

    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 2020 plan year. This marks the second year in a row and the third time overall that the CarePlus Medicare Advantage HMO, offered throughout Florida, received the top rating.

  • Business Wire

    92% of Humana’s Medicare Advantage Members are in 4-Star and Above Contracts for 2020, Reflecting an Enterprise-Wide Focus on Improved Health Outcomes and the Member Experience

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- -- Humana received a 5 out of 5-star rating for its CarePlus Health Plans, Inc. Medicare Advantage HMO contract in Florida for 2020, covering approximately 138,600 members 3.7 million, or approximately 92%, of Humana Medicare Advantage members are currently enrolled under contracts with 4-stars and above for 2020 Humana received a 4.5-star rating for six Medicare Advantage contracts ...

  • What's in the Cards for UnitedHealth (UNH) Earnings in Q3?
    Zacks

    What's in the Cards for UnitedHealth (UNH) Earnings in Q3?

    UnitedHealth's (UNH) Q3 earnings are expected to be benefited from higher revenues and membership growth.

  • Should You Buy Humana Inc (HUM)?
    Insider Monkey

    Should You Buy Humana Inc (HUM)?

    The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the June quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge fund investors experienced strong gains on the back of a strong market performance, which certainly propelled them to adjust their equity holdings so as […]

  • Humana's New Plans to Complement VA Healthcare Coverage
    Zacks

    Humana's New Plans to Complement VA Healthcare Coverage

    Humana's (HUM) Humana Honor Medicare Advantage plans to help veterans get better health outcomes. It will also complement the VA plan.

  • PR Newswire

    Humana Expands Partnership with Accolade

    SEATTLE and LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Accolade and Humana Inc. (HUM) announced today an expansion of their existing partnership that includes a $20 million strategic investment from Humana. The investment comes as Humana affirms its commitment to advance member engagement within its offerings for commercial employer groups, leveraging Accolade to strengthen its consumer-optimized health platform. Humana and Accolade first announced their partnership in March 2019, where both companies agreed to integrate their capabilities to create a differentiated healthcare and benefits experience for individuals and their employers.

  • Humana lawyer takes over top counsel role at major Louisville health care company
    American City Business Journals

    Humana lawyer takes over top counsel role at major Louisville health care company

    He was formerly deputy general counsel and the corporate secretary for Humana Inc. Now, he's moved to the 'first chair' at a Louisville-based health care organization that is one of the area's largest employers.

  • Humana-backed study highlights major waste in health care spending
    American City Business Journals

    Humana-backed study highlights major waste in health care spending

    Humana and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine estimate that a major portion of health care spending is wasted.

  • Humana's (HUM) Medicare Business Aids, High Costs Persist
    Zacks

    Humana's (HUM) Medicare Business Aids, High Costs Persist

    Humana's (HUM) revenues and membership gain on strong Medicare business. However, high expenses hurt.

  • Business Wire

    ‘Humana Honor’ Plans Affirm Humana’s Commitment To Veterans, Complement Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care

    ‘Humana Honor’ Medicare Advantage plans are complementary to VA health care coverage and open up access to a network of non-VA facilities

  • UnitedHealth Expands Medicare Offerings in New Counties
    Zacks

    UnitedHealth Expands Medicare Offerings in New Counties

    UnitedHealth (UNH) is offering Medicare Advantage plans in new counties to reach a greater population of retirees.

  • Humana realigns C-suite responsibilities
    American City Business Journals

    Humana realigns C-suite responsibilities

    Humana Inc. has expanded and changed the responsibility of two members of its C-suite. The company announced Monday that Timothy Huval will become chief administrative officer. Sam Deshpande has formally been named chief technology and risk officer, according to a news release.

  • Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Publishes Humana Study on Health Care Spending
    Business Wire

    Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Publishes Humana Study on Health Care Spending

    The study found that approximately 25 percent of health care spending can be characterized as waste – between $760 billion and $935 billion annually. The U.S. spends more on health care than any other country, with costs approaching $3.6 trillion, or 18 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). The study is a follow up to the well-known 2012 JAMA study – “Eliminating Waste in US Health Care,” by Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP and Andrew D. Hackbarth, MPhil.

  • Can Humana (HUM) Keep the Earnings Surprise Streak Alive?
    Zacks

    Can Humana (HUM) Keep the Earnings Surprise Streak Alive?

    Humana (HUM) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely beat in its next quarterly report.

  • Business Wire

    Humana Management Team Members Tim Huval and Sam Deshpande Assume Additional Areas of Responsibility

    Humana Inc. (HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, announced today that two of its executive officers have assumed additional areas of responsibility for the company. Tim Huval has been named Chief Administrative Officer, with responsibilities for the Corporate Marketing, Human Resources, Workplace Solutions, Inclusion and Diversity, and Safety and Security functions. Sam Deshpande has been named Chief Technology and Risk Officer, where he will oversee the Information Technology organization, with continuing responsibility for leading Risk Management and Compliance.

  • Humana Penetrates Further in New Jersey Via PPO, HMO Plan
    Zacks

    Humana Penetrates Further in New Jersey Via PPO, HMO Plan

    Humana (HUM) expands its footprint in New Jersey to facilitate the locals with better healthcare solutions.

  • Trump Crying ‘Socialism’ Isn't a Health-Care Plan
    Bloomberg

    Trump Crying ‘Socialism’ Isn't a Health-Care Plan

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- After months of promising a big beautiful health-care plan, President Donald Trump finally delivered something.Escaping briefly from the impeachment drama going on in Washington, Trump used a Thursday speech in Florida to announce a new executive order aimed at steering more seniors into privately managed Medicare Advantage plans instead of traditional Medicare. The president is selling it as part of a broader effort to lower costs and protect seniors from Democratic proposals such as "Medicare for All" that he said would “raid Medicare to fund a thing called socialism.” It served as a preview of the rhetoric the president will use as he attempts to gain an advantage on a strong issue for Democrats. It's easy to see why he's going this way. Change is scary. Medicare for All, which would end most private insurance and put all Americans on a government-run plan, gets a mixed reception in polls. But health care is still a minefield for Trump. Crying "socialism" at efforts to change America’s health system isn’t new. Medicare was decried as a capitalism-killer in the 1960s. The Affordable Care Act got the same treatment, even though it echoed ideas that came from a conservative think tank. Now Medicare is so well-regarded that the president is making its "defense" a centerpiece of his health agenda. As for the ACA, it’s getting increasingly popular, and Republican efforts to repeal it contributed to their losing control of the House.In that context, it's worth looking at what Democratic proposals would do. Rather than destroying Medicare, they'd arguably improve it and expand it. The current program isn't perfect. It includes substantial premiums, as well as co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance for using care. There's no cap on out-of-pocket expenses for people in traditional Medicare, which can create a significant financial burden.Medicare for All – essentially universal health coverage – would substantially extend the benefits available to seniors and eliminate all out-of-pocket costs. The plan’s coverage of long-term care would remove a huge weight from the elderly and their families. There are some potential trade-offs: Wait times could increase as more people join the program, and taxes would increase. Even so, it’s hard to frame the plan as a definite negative for most seniors. Medicare for All is also the least likely of the Democratic health plans to become law. Most of the party’s presidential candidates support less disruptive policies that would still help seniors. Some would expand benefits, most would cap out-of-pocket expenses, and some would do both. By contrast, Trump's proposal may not do all that much for seniors.The idea behind Medicare Advantage is that competition between private insurers like UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Humana Inc. that sell these plans will boost efficiency and decrease costs. People who sign up for these plans get access to expanded benefits, out-of-pocket caps, and potentially lower premiums. In return, though, they face more limited access to a narrower set of doctors – the very thing the president says Democratic plans will bring. Cost savings and profits have to come from somewhere, after all.The executive order reportedly includes some additional cost-control efforts, including a fraud crackdown and an expansion of the role of nurse practitioners. They are unlikely to have a major impact. A reported boost to tax-advantaged health-savings accounts will largely benefit the wealthy. Moreover, the order may open the president to accusations that he’s trying to privatize Medicare. Republicans also will have to contend with the Democratic counter-argument that more Americans should get Medicare Advantage-type benefits without subsidizing insurer profits. There’s also the salient fact that insurers who run these plans have over-billed U.S. taxpayers by nearly $30 billion in the last three years alone, according to the Department of Health and Human Services’ own estimates . Ranging into other health-care areas, Trump’s speech also touted his various drug-pricing initiatives, failing to mention those that have failed to make it to the finish line. Other vulnerabilities remain, too, like the administration's support for a lawsuit that could kill the ACA even as the president makes a contradictory pledge to protect people with pre-existing conditions.Perhaps inevitably, Trump couldn't stay away from the impeachment inquiry. Towards the end of his Wednesday remarks, he implied that drugmakers unhappy about his efforts might be involved. If Trump wants to turn health care into a strength, he’ll have to do better than that. To contact the author of this story: Max Nisen at mnisen@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Beth Williams at bewilliams@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Max Nisen is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering biotech, pharma and health care. He previously wrote about management and corporate strategy for Quartz and Business Insider.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Cigna Offers 2020 Medicare Plans with Supplemental Benefits
    Zacks

    Cigna Offers 2020 Medicare Plans with Supplemental Benefits

    Cigna (CI) is expanding its Medicare Advantage plans across states and counties along with supplemental benefits

  • Barrons.com

    Trump Is Poised to Focus on Health Care. Expect a Bumpy Ride for the Stocks.

    President Donald Trump will be talking about health care this afternoon, pulling the industry into the battle over his political future. The president will issue an executive order on Medicare that could bump up health-care stocks a bit. Details about the executive order have been scarce, but reports from the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post this week have suggested that it will focus on Medicare Advantage, the privately-managed Medicare plans that have proven increasingly popular with seniors.

  • Business Wire

    Humana Announces New Jersey Expansion, Offering Medicare Advantage Plans in Seven Counties for the First Time

    Leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. (HUM) is expanding health plan choices for Medicare beneficiaries in New Jersey by more than doubling the number of counties in which Humana Medicare Advantage plans are offered in the state. In another milestone, the company also is introducing an HMO plan in New Jersey for the first time. “Humana is proud to be able to reach additional New Jerseyans by offering Medicare Advantage plans in a total of 13 counties across the state for coverage starting in 2020,” said Rich Vollmer, Humana Senior Vice President and Medicare North Division Leader.