Seminars set to help Kentucky Retirement Systems members use new Medicare Advantage plan

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS) and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) will hold a series of 27 informational seminars in cities across Kentucky for KRS retirees interested in learning about their new Medicare Advantage health plan options through Humana.

The new plan, effective January 1, 2013, offers KRS members a wide array of health and wellness benefits, including industry-leading clinical programs and access to fitness center memberships through SilverSneakers®. SilverSneakers offers free health education seminars, exercise classes and social activities that help members manage their health and allow them to interact with others who share an interest in a healthy lifestyle.

“We’re utilizing many communication channels to give KRS members information about their plan options and give them the tools they need to get the most from their health plan benefits,” said Rick Remmers, Vice President of Employer Group Distribution Leadership for Humana. “The seminars we’re holding across Kentucky are an ideal way for KRS members to get information and ask questions face-to-face, allowing them to fully understand their options.”

“This new benefit plan will give our members the coverage they need and address important lifestyle issues at the same time,” said Bill Thielen, KRS Executive Director.

The seminars will give KRS retirees detailed information about Medicare Advantage and how it works, specific benefits of the Humana health plan available through KRS, and how to enroll.

The KRS and Humana seminar schedule is as follows:

City Date Times Location
Louisville Oct. 8 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport
Louisville Oct. 9 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport
Louisville Oct. 10 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport
Louisville Oct. 11 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Holiday Inn Louisville East
Frankfort Oct. 15 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Capital Plaza Hotel
Frankfort Oct. 16 10 a.m. Capital Plaza Hotel
Lexington Oct. 17 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Lexington Convention Center
Lexington Oct. 18 10 a.m. Lexington Convention Center
Hebron Oct. 12 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Marriott Cincinnati Airport
Owensboro Oct. 19 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Riverpark Center
Bowling Green Oct. 9 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Knicely Conference Center
Paducah Oct. 12 10 a.m. Paducah Convention Center
Richmond Oct. 19 10 a.m. EKU Performing Arts Center
Elizabethtown Oct. 8 10 a.m. Pritchard Community Center
Ashland Oct. 17 10 a.m. Ashland Plaza Hotel
Evansville, IN Oct. 11 10 a.m. Evansville Vandenburgh Public Library
Pikeville Oct. 16 10 a.m. East Kentucky Expo Center
Corbin Oct. 15 10 a.m. Corbin Tech Center

Reservations are required in order to provide adequate space and seating. For more information or to make reservations, call Humana Customer Care at 1-800-824-8242 (TTY 711) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information about Humana Medicare Advantage plan options available to KRS members, please visit

The contract with the Kentucky Retirement System was awarded to Humana in August 2012. Humana will provide Medicare Advantage health plan options for up to 36,000 KRS Medicare eligible retirees.

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