Now making money on Obamacare, Humana still plans to quit exchanges

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Some Humana workers will soon get a pay bump thanks to the GOP tax reform plan.

The Louisville-based company announced Tuesday that because of the lower corporate income tax rate, it's investing in its employees. It's raising the minimum hourly rate for full- and part-time associates to $15 an hour. The company is also accelerating a previously announced incentive program for employees.

Kentucky US. Sen. Mitch McConnell mentioned Humana's programs at the Capitol on Tuesday afternoon while talking about the benefits of the tax reform plan.

Humana employs about 12,000 people in Kentucky. In November, the company announced it will lay off about 1,300 employees – less than 3 percent of its nationwide workforce – to help “position the company for long-term sustainable success.” 

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