LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 23, 2012) BUSINESS WIRE — Humana Military Healthcare Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), announces it has entered a one-year U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Mentor-Protégé agreement with Professional Management Enterprises, Inc (PME) of Indianapolis, Indiana, assisting the company in improving and successfully competing for Federal Government contracts. PME is an SBA section 8(a), service disabled Veteran-owned small business offering contract Staffing Optimization Solutions (SOS) for contract staffing optimization.
As a mentor, Humana Military will work collaboratively with PME providing both general and technical business knowledge while building a mutually beneficial business relationship for future Government contract offerings.
“Humana Military welcomes the opportunity to mentor our trusted partner PME,” said Tim S. McClain, president of Humana Government and Other Business. “Under this Mentor-Protégé agreement, we are able to address the developmental needs of PME and the SBA’s goal of helping socially and economically disadvantaged Americans gain access to economic opportunity, while developing a mutually beneficial business relationship,” McClain concluded.
The SBA’s Mentor-Protégé program enhances the capability of 8(a) participants to compete more successfully for federal government contracts. The program encourages private-sector relationships and expands SBA’s efforts to identify and respond to the developmental needs of 8(a) clients. For more info about the SBA and PME, please visit their websites at www.SBA.gov and www.pme-indy.com.