Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) Available Online

SBC Self Service Functionality

Great news! You can now access California SBG and 51-100 portfolio plan SBCs with a click of a button by logging onto www.healthnet.com/sbc. There you will find helpful information on SBC Employer Instructions, how to use the SBC search website and more. Portfolio plans SBCs are also available in Spanish.

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Protect Your Eyes From the Sun

Mother and daughter on vacationWith summer making its official debut on June 21, now is a good time to spread the word that the sun – a fundamental, life-fueling force – also poses a serious threat to the health of your eyes. While skin-cancer awareness has increased significantly in recent years, the average person is largely unaware that the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can permanently damage one’s eyes. Continue reading

Try Health Net’s Hospital Advisor Tool

Health Net offers several online tools to help you in deciding where to get quality care and services. One of these is the Hospital Advisor Tool, which is powered by WebMD® and allows you to easily compare hospitals by the number of patients treated, mortality and complication rates, length of stay, and average costs. These reports are based on state, Leapfrog Group patient safety, and hospital satisfaction data.

View Your Hospital’s Safety Score video, from www.HospitalSafetyScore.org. To learn more, click “Continue Reading”, below.

 

 

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Update on Covered California

Amid slower growth, California’s Obamacare exchange cuts proposed spending

Los Angeles Times / May 13, 2015
By Chad Terhune

After using most of $1 billion in federal start-up money, California’s Obamacare exchange is preparing to go on a diet.  That financial reality is reflected in Covered California’s proposed budget as well as a reduced forecast calling for 2016 enrollment of fewer than 1.5 million people.

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Arthritis and the Working Place

Thank you for a great year!Arthritis often is associated with aging, and – although it’s true that the incidence of arthritis increases as people get older – individuals across the age spectrum contend with this condition. In fact, nearly 53-million adults – as well as 300,000 children – have some type of arthritis. Given its prevalence, it’s not surprising to learn that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America.

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When Anxiety Becomes Too Much

Job stress affects employee health and well-being.Feeling 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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Notice of Changes to Coverage Terms for Transitional Plan Renewals

For Oregon Brokers

Oregon/Washington Small Business Group plan Basic Benefit Schedule and Group Medical and Hospital Service Agreement booklets, with the effective date of July 1, 2015 and later, will contain the updates as shown in the “Notice of Changes” link on www.healthnet.com/broker. This notice reflects Health Net Health Plan of Oregon Inc.’s (Health Net) compliance with new laws and regulatory requirements. It also addresses Health Net administrative changes.

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Mental Health in Children: an Important Part of Overall Health

kids tug-of-warIn the United States, four-million children and teens suffer from a serious mental-health disorder. However, in any given year, only 20 percent are identified and receive mental-health services. Early intervention is key to curbing these disturbing statistics, and May  – which is Mental Health Awareness Month – is an ideal time to increase awareness about these crucial issues. Continue reading