California Large Group 101+ SmartCare Expansion

California Brokers:  Riverside County

Great news! Health Net has expanded our SmartCare Network in Riverside County! Effective 2/1/16, SmartCare is now available in 24 new ZIP codes with the addition of Desert Oasis Healthcare and Regal Medical Group of Riverside County. This move marks another important expansion, bringing more opportunities for you to sell Health Net SmartCare business in 2016!

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Trends in 2016

MHN iStock_000021301912_SmallA recent article in *U.S. News and World Report outlined several employee benefit trends to watch in 2016 – including two EAP-related ones: a focus on wellness and financial fitness.

Wellness programs are growing in popularity, as employees see them as a way to curb rising health care costs and improve the health of their workforce1.

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California Individual & Family Plans

2016 Open Enrollment: One (1) week extension to complete applications started before midnight on January 31, 2016

Covered CaliforniaTM is giving consumers until Saturday, February 6 to complete their enrollment for 2016 coverage if they start an application before midnight on January 31, 2016. Health Net of California, Inc. and Health Net Life Insurance Company (Health Net) are extending the same courtesy to your clients who want to enroll in one of our off-exchange plans.

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February 17 Webinar: Tips to a Healthy Heart

Heart health newsWe live our lives by the numbers.  There are phone numbers, PIN numbers and stock market numbers, just to name a few.  Knowing our health numbers is important and in some cases can save our lives.  Knowing our health numbers gives us the opportunity to see what our current health status is to determine if changes need to be made.  By following a healthy lifestyle — eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise and avoiding smoking, you can even turn bad numbers around to get your health status where it should be — even small changes can have a big impact on your health. Continue reading

More Value for Your Large Group Clients

Update from Larry Tallman: Western Region Brokers

With a new year out in front of us, I want to take a moment to tell you about some exciting benefits changes taking place in our Large Group regions. We’ve designed these updates to create more value for you and your clients, making this the perfect time to take a fresh look at Health Net!

All updates are effective as of January 1, 2016.

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Helping Employees Recover from Trauma, Grief and Loss

Help for employees to manage grief, traumaA traumatic event — such as a shooting or natural disaster — can affect employee well-being and an organization’s overall functioning. Knowing how to support employees after a crisis can safeguard employee well-being, productivity and morale.

Managers may find the following tips useful. Information is provided by MHN, Health Net, Inc.’s behavioral health subsidiary.

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New Case Submission Rules and Calendar

For California Small Business Groups

Health Net is looking to you, as our business partners, to ensure that the onboarding process for new groups is as seamless as possible.

To achieve this Health Net must receive the completed, signed, and dated submission documents by the dates set. If you are working with a General Agency (GA), then the GA may request the below information earlier in order to review the group and submit to Health Net by the submission deadlines indicated.

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New Case Submission Rules

For Groups of 1-100:  Arizona Brokers

Starting immediately, new case submission rules will be implemented. Health Net is looking to you, as our business partners, to ensure that the onboarding process for new groups is as seamless as possible.

To achieve this Health Net must receive the completed, signed, and dated submission documents by the dates set. If you are working with a General Agency (GA), then the GA may request the below information earlier in order to review the group and submit to Health Net by the submission deadlines indicated.

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IFP New Broker Book of Business Tool

Arizona Brokers

Application Reminders

Stay in sync with your clients

Now, you can keep track of your Health Insurance Marketplace clients when they are loaded into our system. This allows you to find information about your clients who enroll in a Marketplace plan but are in pending status due to their initial binder payment not being received.

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