Changes to Oregon IFP for 2015

Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. 2015 Individual & Family Plan Changes

90-Day Member Plan Closure Notices Mail September 30, 2014

As we announced earlier this summer, Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. (Health Net) will not participate in exchange plans for Oregon residents, in 2015. We will continue to offer plans sold directly from Health Net. We need to also reference that we are discontinuing Transitional (GF non-ACA) plans and Quick Net short term coverage plans.

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Changes to California IFP Portfolio for 2015

California Brokers: New California Individual & Family Plan Portfolio for 2015

90-Day Member Plan Closure Notices Mail October 2, 2014

Health Net of California, Inc. and Health Net Life Insurance Company (Health Net) are making some significant changes to our California Individual & Family Plan portfolio for 2015. The changes are designed to meet consumer demand for affordability and choice.

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“Plus or Minus 2” and “Plus or Minus 3”

California Brokers:  Underwriting Program

Plus or Minus 2Here is another example of how Health Net is hard at work for you and your clients! Underwriting has announced a program that will make implementation faster. All that is required is just get us a copy of your client’s latest bill. If the group is enrolling just about the same population, we don’t need any further documentation – Just give us the bill!

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Employer-Required Notices to Employees

All Western Region Brokers

Health Net is mailing an important reminder to employer groups about a CMS notice they must provide their employees by October 15, 2014: Pharmacy plan creditable coverage.

Employers must provide this notice to their employees in the coming weeks, if they haven’t already. We are mailing a letter to let them know about this notice requirement. Employers may use the CMS model notices referenced in the letter.So you have the details you need when meeting with your clients, we have recapped the notice requirement here.

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Recognizing Depression

Recognizing depressionDid you know that October 6–10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week and October 9 is National Depression Screening Day? With those important dates in mind, your clients (and their employees) may find the following tips on recognizing depression timely.

Information is provided by MHN – Health Net Inc.’s behavioral health subsidiary.

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Close the Year Strong!

California Brokers:  Boosting Offers to Help Close the Year Strong!

 

Broker bonus programs – End 2014 earning cash rewards!The third quarter of 2014 is upon us, and sales of Health Net product solutions continue to be very competitive. Throughout the year, our drive and innovation has charted a course that best supports your success – And we’re not finished yet! To help you step up your sales in California and finish the year strong, we’ve created bonus programs that can help you sell more, enroll more, and get paid more!   Continue reading

2015 Curriculum Certificates

Reminder:  For Arizona Brokers: Important Information for Brokers selling Individual business on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM)

As we shared with you on September 15, if are a Broker selling Individual business of the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and you have not completed your 2015 plan year curriculum certificates you may experience a lapse in your commissions!

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Update: Special Enrollment Applications

Western Region Brokers:  Special Enrollment Period Qualifying Events and Required Documentation

For Individual & Family Plan (IFP) and Small Business Group (SBG) business

As we all continue to experience a tremendous change in health care, we are working to keep you well informed of Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations and processes that will ensure you stay ahead of the curve.

We have received a large number of IFP applications during the special enrollment period (SEP) with missing information or documentation. To limit unnecessary processing delays, we want to make you aware of the three most frequent discrepancies in these applications.

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Yoga: Creating a More Balanced Lifestyle

Enjoying yoga's health benefitsSeptember is National Yoga Month – an annual observance designated by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in an effort to increase awareness regarding the health benefits of yoga.  The monthly campaign consists of yoga classes, concerts and special events to inspire people to practice yoga and to create a more balanced lifestyle.

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