ACA Form 1095B Postcard Mailing to Subscribers

For all Western Region Brokers: 2015 Health Coverage Postcard Mailing 

Starting February 23, 2016, [today] Health Net will send postcards informing subscribers that Form 1095B for tax year 2015 will be mailed to them at the end of March. Keep in mind that individuals may file their tax returns prior to receiving Form 1095B.

Health Net will provide the Form 1095B to the “responsible individual” – this is usually the subscriber – enrolled in an off-Exchange Individual and Family plan, fully insured small or large group plan. You can click on each state below to view the postcard that is being mailed out.

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Health Net to Notify Oregon Members About Oregon Insurance Commissioner’s Public Hearing

As you know, Health Net, Inc. and Centene Corporation have entered into a merger agreement. Our news release announcing the combination is here.

In connection with the proposed merger, Health Net and Centene have made a number of filings to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals.

In the next several days, Health Net will notify its Oregon members and the public about the Oregon Insurance Commissioner’s public hearing regarding the proposed merger, which is scheduled to take place on November 12, 2015.

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Individual & Family Plan Changes and Choices for 2016

Western Region Brokers

As we head into Open Enrollment for 2016, we want to thank you for your support and collaboration again this year. Together, we helped more people connect with health coverage in 2015. Now it’s time to get set for 2016.

2016 Open Enrollment runs from November 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016. Health Net is ready to support you and your clients with a simplified portfolio, tailored to each of the states where we offer IFP products — California, Arizona and Oregon.

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Minimum Essential Coverage Reporting Activity

Health Net will begin requesting Subscriber and Dependent Social Security Numbers on September 21, 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 6055 requires Health Net to report Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) data to the IRS about the coverage for each individual, including covered dependents starting in 2016.

Health Net will report MEC data to the IRS for all commercial fully insured business with the exception of Individual Marketplace (“on-exchange”) plans. Health Plans are not required to report for government programs including state health plans, Medicare, and Medicaid/Medi-Cal.

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More Than an ID Card

Health Net focuses on early access and prevention

 

Looking through their vacation picturesHere at Health Net, we don’t wait until people get sick to help out. Our job, always, is to connect members with the care they need. Under the Affordable Care Act and with the risk adjustment program, reaching out to members is even more important.

We want our members to use their benefits, so they can be their healthiest! That’s why we’re doing outreach to encourage our members to get their annual wellness exam.

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Health Net Dental Member Website Enhancements

dental websiteHealth Net Dental’s website has been enhanced with several new member friendly features, and offers helpful information and easy-to-use tools – including printing a Dental ID Card – to help members get the most from their dental plan.

Share this information with your clients so they can begin exploring their new dental website!

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Same Sex Marriage Supreme Court Ruling – Update

California BillsFor Arizona Brokers

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2015 deems that all couples have the right to marriage regardless of their gender. Additionally, all states must recognize a marriage that was entered into in a different jurisdiction.

Effective June 26, 2015 health plans must cover married couples, regardless of gender, if spousal/dependent coverage is offered. Health Net of Arizona, Inc. will offer an additional Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to allow spouses to be added through September 30, 2015.

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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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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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