Humana donates $500K for flood relief, waives some member restrictions

Louisville, Ky.-based Humana is donating $500,000 toward relief and recovery efforts for people affected by torrential rains and flooding in its home state as well as Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. 

The historic flooding on July 27 left hundreds of people displaced, thousands without power and a death toll of at least 30 people in Kentucky, according to an Aug. 2 Humana news release. The health insurer said its donation will help with basic needs such as shelter, food and medical care and overall recovery efforts.  

Humana also will assist its members in declared disaster areas by: 

  • Waiving all requirements for primary care physician referral and prior authorizations
  • Providing members with same cost-sharing they would receive from an in-network facility even if they are out of network 
  • Suspending restrictions on refills for members with a pharmacy benefit

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