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Humana Extends Partnership with Tivity Health to Provide SilverSneakers® Through 2022
Multi-year agreement confirms commitment to advancing the physical and social health of members

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tivity Health (NASDAQ:TVTY) and Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) today announced that they have extended their existing partnership through December 31, 2022, under which Humana offers the acclaimed SilverSneakers fitness program to Humana’s Medicare Advantage individual and group members.

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This newly signed agreement allows for continued access by the majority of Humana’s current 3.3 million members and future enrollees across the country to SilverSneakers, the leading community fitness program for older adults. The contract extension reaffirms Humana’s commitment to help its Medicare Advantage members achieve their best health. SilverSneakers, available to most Humana members since 2004, provides a platform that motivates members to actively improve their physical health and make important and frequent social connections that are critical to a long and healthy life.

“We share a common mission with Humana to provide seniors with opportunities and resources to improve their overall health so that they can live their best lives,” said Donato Tramuto, Chief Executive Officer of Tivity Health. “Humana understands that the value of SilverSneakers extends well beyond the physical health benefits. Studies show that loneliness and social isolation can shorten one’s lifespan by as much as eight years. We are proud to partner with Humana to offer a program that enables healthier aging by providing seniors and others with Medicare both physical activity and social connection.”

“At Humana, we believe health and lifestyle are intrinsically connected and must be addressed together with an approach that goes beyond clinical treatments,” said Bruce Broussard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Humana. “SilverSneakers is a key element of many Humana Medicare Advantage plans because the proactive program takes a holistic direction to enhance a senior’s complete health, providing both physical benefits and social enrichment. Continuing this partnership with Tivity Health is an important part of our commitment to an outcomes-based approach to improving the health and well-being of our Medicare Advantage members.”

According to an annual survey of participants conducted in 2016, 91 percent of SilverSneakers members say that the program has improved their quality of life. There is also a significant link between fitness and social connections among SilverSneakers members, with 65 percent reporting that they have made valuable and lasting friendships due to the program. The 2016 survey also indicated that SilverSneakers drives positive behavior change – 61 percent of those who did not exercise prior to enrolling in the program reported exercising three or more days per week after joining. SilverSneakers has a Net Promoter Score that is consistently above 80, ranking SilverSneakers among the top brands in the world when measuring customer loyalty.

Using proven methodologies and in peer-reviewed research, SilverSneakers has been shown to increase physical activity and social interaction in older adults, resulting in higher quality of life and lower health care costs. SilverSneakers engages participants in strength training, aerobic and flexibility exercise with access to a variety of venues, programs and group activities designed specifically for older adults and in many cases fostered by members themselves.

SilverSneakers was founded in 1992 and is available to more than 15.8 million eligible members at no additional cost through the nation’s leading Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans. The Tivity Health network offers convenient access to more than 15,000 fitness facilities and alternative locations nationwide. For more information, or to check eligibility, visit SilverSneakers.com.

About Tivity Health

Tivity Health, Inc. is a leading provider of fitness and health improvement programs, with strong capabilities in developing and managing network solutions. Through its existing three networks, SilverSneakers® – the nation’s leading community fitness program for older adults, Prime® Fitness and WholeHealth Living™, Tivity Health is focused on targeted population health for those 50 and over. With more than 15.8 million Americans eligible for SilverSneakers, over 10,000 fitness centers in the Prime Fitness Network, and more than 25 years of clinical and operational expertise in managing specialty health benefits and networks, including chiropractic services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, acupuncture, massage and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) services, the Company touches millions of consumers across the country and works directly with hundreds of healthcare practitioners and many of the nation’s largest payers and employers. In 2017, Tivity Health launched a rural aging initiative to address challenges unique to older adults in rural communities. Learn more at tivityhealth.com or SilverSneakers.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.
                                                                                                            
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  • Most recent investor conference presentations
  • Quarterly earnings news releases
  • Calendar of events
  • Corporate Governance information

Humana is a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, and PFFS organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any Humana plan depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits may change each year.

Contacts:
Chip Wochomurka                                                              
Tivity Health                                                                       
(615) 614-4493                                                                   
chip.wochomurka@tivityhealth.com                                   

Mitch Lubitz
Humana 
(828) 772-3093
mlubitz@humana.com 

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