Prepare for Your First Marathon the Safe and Healthy Way

running groupThousands of people successfully run marathons every year. If you’d like to join them, you should give yourself plenty of time to get ready. Many things come into play when preparing for a marathon. The ultimate goal is to get through the experience safely and healthily. The right combination of training, diet and equipment will go a really long way. Continue reading

Mental Health Month: The Anxious Employee

Surviving at work after layoffsFeeling a bit anxious in certain situations – such as a job interview or a client presentation – is common and can even enhance performance. But ongoing anxiety can take its toll on employee health and job performance. An anxious employee may have difficulty working with co-workers and clients, focusing on work or even feeling well enough to come to work.

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New HN Manager of Broker Relations for CA Large Groups

California Brokers: Message from Larry Tallman

I am very pleased to announce that Richard (Dick) Manning has joined Health Net as manager of Broker Relations for Large Groups. He is based in Woodland Hills, and he is focused on serving the California market.

Dick was the founder and CEO of a highly respected multi-line insurance agency for over 25 years, and has over 25 years’ experience as a member of insurance brokers associations, including serving on the board of directors of Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters.

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CA Large Group Enhanced Choice: New Plan Options

California Brokers: New Plan Options for 6/1/16 Effective Date

Health Net’s popular and competitive Enhanced Choice defined contribution portfolio continues to grow – Adding more marketable plan choices to help you generate more sales!

New and quote-ready for 6/1/16 effective date are additional Salud, PPO and PPO HSA plans that promote choice and affordability – Top priorities for employer groups and their employees.

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Maximum Allowable Amount (MAA) Mailings

Oregon/Washington Brokers

Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. – Washington Group Contract Update

Health Net will be issuing a mailing to Washington group policyholders to inform them of updates to the Maximum Allowable Amount definition for Out-of-Network covered services. The revisions are fully described in the attached “Contract Update Endorsement” documents but are summarized here for your reference. There are two versions of the updates, one for 2015 contracts and one for 2016 contracts. The changes are effective July 15, 2016.

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AcariaHealth™ Added as New Preferred Specialty Pharmacy Vendor

Western Region Brokers

woman reading letter iStock_000063560443_SmallAnnouncing Health Net’s new partnership with AcariaHealth™ as our preferred specialty pharmacy. AcariaHealth is a leading, full-service specialty pharmacy providing quality medications and services for chronic or complex conditions that need special handling or training. The shared goal of Health Net and AcariaHealth is to provide a seamless transition with minimal disruption for members.

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Mental Health Month and Beyond: The Business Case for Supporting Employee Mental Health

May is Mental Health Month, a good opportunity for employers to think about how they can promote workplace well-being.  Untreated employee mental illness can cost employers billions of dollars annually. An estimated 217 million workdays are lost every year due to reduced productivity related to mental illness and substance use disorders.

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May 18 Webinar: Farm to Fork, Food Prep Made Easy

fruits-and-veggies-263x300Do you know where your food comes from or what’s in it? Today’s conventional food system depends heavily on the use of toxic chemicals that can potentially pose threats to our health. When you eat whole foods, you’re getting the food in its natural state because you’re getting it intact along with all of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are in the food. Basically, it’s the healthy whole food, rather than the bits that remain after refinement and processing.


Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar based class to individuals that will increase awareness on farm to fork – sometimes called farm to table or farm to market – to encourage people to swap over-processed, modified foods for local, natural and unaltered produce, dairy, and meats. Continue reading