Humana is donating $500,000 towards relief and recovery efforts for those affected by the floods in Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and the company’s home state of Kentucky.
Humana Inc is one of the largest health-insurance providers in the U.S., currently ranked 41 on the Fortune 500 list. In 2021, the company reported a net income of nearly $3 billion, out of a revenue of over $83 billion.
Since July 27, Eastern Kentucky and the nearby states have been slammed by intense storms, leading to flooding of historic levels. Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate, tens of thousands are without power, and 37 people are confirmed dead, with hundreds more missing. The devastation will be in the multiple billions of dollars.
Through the Humana Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, Humana is donating half a million dollars to help the individuals and communities affected.
$250,000 will go to Team Eastern Kentucky Relief Fund, a fund established by Governor Andy Beshear specifically to support Kentucky victims of the current crisis.
$150,000 will go to the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Crisis Aid, a public charity that creates endowments or gift funds for communities in need.
$100,000 will go to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, which funnels donations into any on-the-ground organization in need in disaster-struck areas.
“The Humana Foundation is committed to the health and recovery of the people in Eastern Kentucky and the other impacted states,” wrote Humana Foundation CEO Tiffany Benjamin in a statement. “We’re thoughtfully donating to organizations on the ground who are delivering critical resources and understand the evolving needs of the community. We’re especially committed to lifting up the people in our home state of Kentucky and we’ll remain steadfast in their recovery today and into the future, no matter the adversity. ”
As an insurer, Humana is also helping customers in declared disaster areas by waiving hoops and restrictions on accessing their services, such as referrals, refill restrictions, and out-of-network charges.