Cultivate some happiness

Young woman standing with a bicycle

Ahhh, spring! It’s the perfect time for planting. But gardens aren’t the only thing to grow now. You can also sow the seeds of happiness—which is easier than you might suspect.

Studies show that some fairly simple habits can help you be more upbeat and happier overall. Here are four key ones: Continue reading

Nurseline Program Transitions To Envolve PeopleCare

Nurse On The Telephone At Reception Area

Effective March 1, 2017, Health Net of Oregon/Washington and Health Net of Arizona transitioned the Nurseline Program from Optum to the Nurse Advice Line program operated by Envolve PeopleCare (EPC), formerly known as NurseWise.

EPC is a subsidiary of Centene Corporation. Health Net materials and communications generally will refer to the program as Health Net’s Nurse Advice Line. Continue reading

Finding that Elusive Work-Life Balance

Businesswoman Juggling Responsibility

Most of us feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. We are constantly juggling the demands of work and home to try to keep up. Add in the pervasive nature of technology, and many employees feel that they are “on duty” 24/7. How then to strike the right balance to achieve and maintain work-life balance?

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Health Net’s 2017 Wellness Programs: Making a Difference!

Message from Chief Sales Officer Larry Tallman for western region large group, and California small business group and individual plans

Keeping our members healthy and fostering well-being are top priorities at Health Net. Our wellness benefit programs had proven success in 2016 and are growing in demand! These programs are continuing to make a positive difference. Join us by sharing our successful and new 2017 wellness benefit program offerings with your clients! Continue reading

Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Process Underway at Health Net

Ensuring we remain in good standing and compliant with all government and regulatory requirements is a top priority at Health Net. Currently, we are working to comply with the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which requires all health care insurers to spend a certain percentage of premium revenue on medical expenses. If the MLR requirements are not met, premium rebates must be issued in the following MLR reporting year. Continue reading

Quit For Life

group-heart-hug-300x200-300x200February is National Heart Month – a great time for you to quit smoking and to show your heart some love.

When you do, the benefits start right away. According to the American Lung Association, 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your heart rate begins to return to normal.1 Continue reading