Form 8-K





Washington, DC 20549








Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 29, 2017 (November 29, 2017)



Humana Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)




(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)


1-5975   61-0647538


File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


500 West Main Street, Louisville, KY   40202
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 2.04 Triggering Events That Accelerate or Increase a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation Under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement.

Humana Inc. has issued redemption notices to redeem its $300 million aggregate principal amount of 6.30% senior notes due August 1, 2018 (the “6.30% Notes”) and its $500 million aggregate principal amount of 7.20% senior notes due June 15, 2018 (the “7.20% Notes” and together with the 6.30% Notes, the “Notes”) on December 29, 2017 (the “Redemption Date”) at a redemption price equal to the greater of (i) 100% of the principal amount thereof and (ii) the sum of the present values of the remaining scheduled payments on the Notes to be redeemed consisting of principal and interest, exclusive of interest accrued to the Redemption Date, discounted to the Redemption Date on a semiannual basis (assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months) at the applicable Treasury Yield plus (a) 30 basis points for the 6.30% Notes and (b) 50 basis points for the 7.20% Notes, plus in each case, accrued interest to the Redemption Date. The notices to holders specifying the terms, conditions and procedures for the redemptions are available through The Depository Trust Company and the paying agent, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.


Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

Members of Humana Inc.’s senior management team are scheduled to meet with investors at various times between December 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. During such meetings, Humana’s management expects to provide updated guidance of approximately $17.53 in diluted earnings per common share (“EPS”), or approximately $11.60 in adjusted EPS, in each case for the year ending December 31, 2017. The date and time of presentations to investors are available via the Investor Relations calendar of events on Humana’s web site at

The Company has included adjusted EPS in this current report, a financial measure that is not in accordance with GAAP. Management believes that this measure, when presented in conjunction with the comparable measure of GAAP EPS, is useful to both management and its investors in analyzing the Company’s ongoing business and operating performance. Consequently, management uses adjusted EPS as an indicator of the Company’s business performance, as well as for operational planning and decision making purposes. Adjusted EPS should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP EPS. A reconciliation of adjusted EPS to GAAP EPS follows:


Diluted earnings per common share

   FY17 Guidance  


   Approx. $ 17.53  

Net (gain) expenses associated with the now-terminated merger transaction (primarily the break-up fee)


Amortization of identifiable intangibles


Beneficial effect of lower effective tax rate in light of pricing and benefit design assumptions associated with the 2017 temporary suspension of the non-deductible health insurance industry fee; excludes Individual Commercial business impact


Guaranty fund assessment expense to support the policyholder obligations of Penn Treaty (an unaffiliated long-term care insurance company)


Operating results associated with the Individual Commercial business given the Company’s exit on January 1, 2018 as previously disclosed


Charges associated with voluntary and involuntary workforce reduction programs


Costs associated with early retirement of debt in the fourth quarter of 2017


Adjusted (non-GAAP) – FY17 projected

   Approx. $ 11.60  


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Cynthia H. Zipperle

  Cynthia H. Zipperle

Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller

(Principal Accounting Officer)

Dated: November 29, 2017