As part of its focus on helping people achieve lifelong well-being, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation's leading health and well-being companies, has extended its relationship with global well-being improvement leader Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) to offer the award-winning SilverSneakers® Fitness Program through 2020.

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SilverSneakers, the nation's leading exercise and social support program for older adults, is available to more than 12 million Medicare beneficiaries. Since 2004, the program has been offered to Humana Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement members, a total of more than three million Humana Medicare members nationwide.

"Since 2004, when Humana first partnered with SilverSneakers in Tampa to offer this health and wellness benefit to our Medicare Advantage members at no additional cost, this has been a strong and sustaining partnership between two companies that are focused on helping our members achieve their best health," said Humana Retail Segment President Alan Wheatley.

A 2013 survey of participating Humana plan members highlights the effectiveness of SilverSneakers. According to the survey results, 59 percent of Humana SilverSneakers participants reported their health as excellent or very good, more than twice the national average of 29 percent for the general older adult population, reported by the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS).

In addition, 81 percent of participants stated that they engage in 30 minutes or more of moderately intense physical activity at least three days per week, a testament to the program's ability to increase physical activity in older adults. Furthermore, 65 percent of Humana respondents reported that their health did not limit them in moderate activities, compared with the HOS national average of 40 percent for older adults.

"For more than 20 years, SilverSneakers has been instrumental in increasing physical activity in older adults, with subsequent outcomes and results demonstrating higher well-being and lower health care costs," said Alfred Lumsdaine, interim chief executive officer of Healthways. "Our long-term partnership and extension of our SilverSneakers relationship with Humana is a testament to the enduring strength of our program and our successful collaboration in positively transforming the lives of older adults nationwide."

SilverSneakers engages participants in more frequent strength training, aerobic and flexibility exercise through access to a variety of venues and programming designed specifically for older adults. With nearly 60 percent of members participating in classes with a friend, SilverSneakers also underscores the value of social connectedness in improving well-being 1.

SilverSneakers was founded in 1992 and is available to eligible members through many Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans. The Healthways fitness center network offers convenient access to more than 16,000 participating fitness and wellness facilities nationwide, plus other alternative venues through the new FLEX program.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health and well-being 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 we serve across the country.

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About Healthways

Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) is the largest independent global provider of well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a time, the Company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant's health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in a given population. The Company has scaled its proprietary technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now serves approximately 68 million people on four continents. Learn more at or

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