Dec. 21 Webinar: Prediabetes: Don’t Sugar Coat It!

unknownIn recent years, prediabetes has outpaced diabetes among U.S. adults. That’s why it‘s important to understand your risks and make a prevention plan.

 

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class to individuals that will identify how diabetes can affect your health. The monthly webinar is offered to all Health Net members, as well as to the general public. Feel free to share this information with your friends and co-workers! Continue reading

5 Ways to Keep the Holiday Weight Off

coworkers eating at tableYou’ve just made it through Thanksgiving weekend, now we’re heading into December. The office can be one big trap — when it comes to holiday sweets. Enjoying treats with co-workers is one way to bring joy into the office. But if you’re watching your weight, just how do you spread holiday cheer without partaking in the spread of office sweets?  Continue reading

Holiday Money Worries Can Impact Workplace Productivity

holiday-debt-mhnFor many of us, the holiday season brings added financial pressures and demands, which may in turn affect work performance. When employees are stressed financially, both their health and productivity can suffer.

 

Current research is highlighting the importance of managing financial worry. Continue reading

Revised Prior Authorization Requirements for OR Commercial Members

We regularly review the Prior Authorization List (PAL) to ensure we deliver the right balance of value and stability to our members. As a valued employer group with Health Net, we want you to be aware of PAL changes that may affect your employees’ health care coverage.

 

We have revised our commercial (EPO, POS, CommunityCare, and PPO) PAL requirements, effective January 1, 2017. Continue reading

Nov. 9 Webinar: Boost Your Financial Health

Good health means more than eating right, being active and seeing your doctor once a year. Taking charge of your finances can be just as important a part of your overall wellness, and can even affect your lifestyle.

 

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class that can increase your awareness and help you boost your financial health. Continue reading

Smoking: It’s Bad for the Bottom Line

Kicking the Habit!November 17 marks the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, an annual observance encouraging smokers to kick the habit. We’ve all heard about the negative health effects of tobacco use, but may not be as aware of the economic costs associated with it – in both the workplace and society as a whole. Continue reading

New for Members: Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge

feet-on-scaleHealth Net is launching an exciting new health challenge for Health Net members. We designed the Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge to help you make simple choices to control your weight. Health challenges are effective motivators, helping you to make lasting healthy lifestyle changes. And, you’ll earn credits as you complete your challenge activities! The program runs from November 1 through November 30, 2016. Continue reading

Halloween Safety Tips for Your Employees with Kids

Once upon a time, Halloween had more tricks than treats. Well into the 20th century, pranksters roamed the streets every October 31, making plenty of noise—and mischief. Some towns actually appointed special police to make sure things didn’t get out of hand.

 

Today’s annual costume-and-candy extravaganza probably seems tame by comparison. Still, Halloween safety is as important as ever—and not that tricky to achieve. Here are some tips for your employees and their families. Continue reading

The Flu and Stress Connection

fluThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone who is 6 months and older get an annual flu vaccination, preferably by October. (There are some people who should consult their doctor before getting immunized.)

 

Flu vaccinations – coupled with frequent hand-washing – serve as frontline flu-fighting strategies. Continue reading

Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer

SAF 0324_CMYKOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an ideal time to proactively take steps to reduce the risk of developing this disease. Considering the fact that breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women – and that about one in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetimes – this is not an issue to be taken lightly. Continue reading