Make this a Sunscreen-Smart Summer

beachAlthough sunscreen has been a summer staple for years now, the majority of Americans are sunscreen slackers. In fact, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 14.3 percent of men regularly reach for the sunscreen. While women do better at 29.9 percent, they’re not exactly setting sunscreen-use records. Continue reading

Health Net’s Program Tools for Members

woman_Child_computerTaking charge of your health and making informed decisions are important investments towards successful long-term wellbeing. Even when you are feeling fine, it is important to take preventive measures to help manage your health and identify potential health risks.

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar based class to individuals that will increase awareness on what wellness resources, tools and support you have available to you as a Health Net member to help you live a healthy life. This webinar is offered to all Health Net members as well as non-Health Net insured individuals.

Feel free to share this information with your employees!

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Ka-Pow! A Reminder on Fireworks Safety

Unknown-2On the Fourth of July each year, night skies across America erupt in bursts of dazzling fireworks’ masterpieces, punctuated by oohs and aahs of appreciation. This annual Independence Day spectacle, however, also brings with it thousands of injuries – many of which are severe – some even fatal. But with a little precaution and attention, you can prevent these. Continue reading

Prevent Cataracts: Shade Yourself from the Sun

While the warm summer sun is inviting, scientists have long made it clear that this life-fueling star also is responsible for potentially life-threatening conditions, such as skin cancer.

This fact is now widely known, but many folks may well not be aware that the sun’s ultraviolet rays also can be a factor in the formation of cataracts. Continue reading

It Can Be a Real Pain: Migraine Myths and Facts

migraine month 15If you’re among the 37-million Americans who suffer from migraines, you are well aware of how very real – and often debilitating – these types of headaches are. Those who fall in the fortunate category of having never experienced a migraine, however, often harbor misconceptions about this neurological condition. In an effort to better educate the public, National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month is observed every June. Continue reading

June is Men’s Health Month: What to Know About Prostate Cancer

Wear-Blue-for-Mens-Health-MHMJune is Men’s Health Month. Sponsored by the Men’s Health Network, this month-long commemoration is designed to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. For those in the XY category, June is thus prime time to proactively commit to prostate-cancer prevention. Please share this info with your employees. Continue reading

Minimum Essential Coverage Reporting

A look ahead to 2016 requirements

 

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Health Net, like all health plan companies, is required to report Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) data to the IRS for individuals, including covered dependents, beginning in 2016. As part of this requirement, we have to collect tax identification numbers (TIN) or Social Security numbers (SSN) for your employees if we don’t have them.

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