U.S. Attorneys Investigate Humana’s Southern Florida Healthcare Providers

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is investigating some of Humana’s southern Florida affiliates and providers for possible violations of Medicare regulations. In Humana’s annual report, it says since January, U.S. attorneys have requested information from Humana and some southern Florida affiliates for alleged violations to the coding of medical claims and loans to physicians.

Humana Reaches Agreement With Ad Company Following Limbaugh’s Remarks

Reporting from the Associated Press A dispute over the name “Concentra” that was triggered by a backlash over ads that ran on Rush Limbaugh’s radio program has been settled. Maine-based Selfworx.com is affiliated with the marketing Preval Group, which aired an ad for Concentra memory-enhancement pills on Limbaugh’s show on March 5. The name caused Louisville-based… Continue reading Humana Reaches Agreement With Ad Company Following Limbaugh’s Remarks

Humana Sues Following Limbaugh’s Inappropriate Comments

Louisville-based Humana is suing a company for using a name similar to that of one of its partners that has caused the healthcare company to be criticized for controversial comments made by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. The comments were made about a Georgetown law student and her use of contraception. Limbaugh has since… Continue reading Humana Sues Following Limbaugh’s Inappropriate Comments

Humana Returns Stolen Statues to Italy

Louisville-based insurance company Humana has agreed to return two Roman marble statues to Italy. The statues of the Goddess Fortuna and another female figure stood in the Humana Building lobby for years. But recently, Humana officials found the works on a list of stolen art. The company voluntarily returned the works to Italian officials and is… Continue reading Humana Returns Stolen Statues to Italy

City Faces $6 Million Deficit, Humana CEO to Retire, Palin Endorses P’Pool: Afternoon Review

In case you started the weekend early, here are some of the stories we’ve covered today that you may have missed.

Louisville Metro Government is facing a $6 million deficit based on early revenue projections. The shortfall exists despite higher receipts in the first three months of the fiscal year.

Humana president Mike McCallister has announced his retirement after 38 years with the company. He will step down within the next 18 months.

And former Alaska Governor and vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has endorsed Republican Todd P’Pool for Kentucky attorney general. The P’Pool campaign has released robocalls in which Palin urges voters to support P’Pool and mispronounces his last name.

Humana’s Jobs Announcement Reflects Growth in Aging Population

Humana is adding 200 customer service jobs to the Medicare sector of its downtown Louisville headquarters. Despite the company’s 2010 cuts of nearly 1,500 positions certain sectors have seen growth, said John Brown, vice president of Humana’s Medicare service operations. “But for Medicare Advantage that has been growing steadily over the past several years so… Continue reading Humana’s Jobs Announcement Reflects Growth in Aging Population

Humana and UPS Wait to See Effects of Bridge Closure

Humana and UPS both say they’ll continue to monitor the effect the Sherman Minton Bridge closure has on their operations. Humana has around 1,900 Southern Indiana employees, most of whom work in Louisville, said Humana spokesman Marvin Hill. While it’s still too early to determine how many employees’ schedules will be affected, Hill said Humana… Continue reading Humana and UPS Wait to See Effects of Bridge Closure

UnitedHealth Sues Over Tricare Contract

The long battle between Louisville-based insurer Humana and Minnesota-based UnitedHealth over the awarding of the lucrative military Tricare contract is moving into a new venue. Humana lost the $23 billion contract to provide insurance to military families the South to UnitedHealth two years ago, but quickly challenged the ruling and won the appeal the next… Continue reading UnitedHealth Sues Over Tricare Contract

UnitedHealth to “Pursue All Available Options” to Challenge Humana Tricare Award

After a contentious two year dispute, Louisville insurance giant Humana will retain a lucrative military contract. Humana held the military’s Tricare contract for years. It allows the company to provide insurance for active and retired members of the armed services and their families throughout the south. Humana lost the contract to Minnesota-based UnitedHealth in 2009,… Continue reading UnitedHealth to “Pursue All Available Options” to Challenge Humana Tricare Award