Humana was founded in 1961 by David Jones and Wendell Cherry as Extendicare. The company was originally a nursing home company.
In 1972, the company began investing in hospitals and eventually become the largest hospital company in the world.
In 1974, the company name was changed to Humana Inc.
In 1978, the company acquired American Medicorp Inc. This acquisition doubled the size of the company.
In the 1980s, the company began to offer health insurance.
In 1993, the hospital division of the company was spun off as Galen Health Care.
In 2006, the company launched RightSource, a mail-order pharmacy business.
Today, Humana is one of the largest health insurance providers in the US. The company currently services over 11 million customers.