Information for Erskine Fire Victims: Emergency Rx Refills Available

Health Net has posted the following information on our Member Pulse blog and our social media channels of Facebook and Twitter.  Please feel free to share this with your employees who are Health Net members.

Health Net providing access to essential prescriptions during and after the emergency

Health Net is taking steps to help ensure that Health Net members who are victims and evacuees of the Erskine Fire in Kern County, California, have access to essential prescriptions and critical Health Net information.

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School’s Out, Summer’s In: Time for Safety Reminders

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Put away the books and open up the umbrellas! Summer is here, and Health Net hopes there are many occasions for you to round up the family, hit the beach, gather near a grill and take a dip in the pool.

 

Whether children are out for a traditional summer break or just a few weeks from year-round school, their disposition is bound to be sunny these next several weeks. After all, what kid doesn’t love Popsicles, night swimming, fireworks, staying up late and hanging with cousins? Summer time equals a lot more freedom than during the school year. To that, we say, let it shine! Continue reading

Do You See What I See? Cataract Awareness Month Tips

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Age 40 is a momentous age for many people. It’s a time when there are some distinctive mind and body changes – differences that have much to do with metabolism, skin and hair. Thankfully, resiliency is also known to surface around this time!

 

Age, in fact, affects the eyes, too. There are currently 24-million Americans age 40 and older who have cataracts, according to a report put out by Prevent Blindness America. Continue reading

It’s Men’s Health Month, so Three Cheers for Dad!

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There’s no doubt a father wears many hats to help his children succeed in the world. Provider, teacher, disciplinarian, listener, spiritual leader, friend – these are all attributes any good father possesses. Which is why, on Father’s Day, it’s important to say “thank you” to the dad who helped shape the person you are today, and/or to the dad who is doing a great job helping raise your children.

 

And while you can buy the dad in your life a father’s day gift, there really is no replacement for simply spending time with him. At Health Net, we’ve rounded up some good mental and physical ways to enjoy Father’s Day – whether you’re seven, 17 or 70 – with a deserving dad. Continue reading

June 15 Webinar: Summertime Safety for Your Family

family in hammockIt’s that time of the year again!  The first day of summer is right around the corner and you probably want to get outdoors and take advantage of the long, warm summer days.  It’s important to drink lots of water, dress properly, wear sunscreen, be careful around the pool, and watch out for those ticks!  Warm weather brings more opportunity for vacations, outdoor activities, and heat exposure.  Preventing and preparing for the hidden dangers of summer is key this time of the year.

 

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar based class to individuals that will increase awareness on summer safety to encourage people of all ages to plan properly while participating in outdoor activities. Continue reading

New Video: Using the PureCare One EPO Network

If you have a PureCare One EPO health plan, then we want to ensure that you make the most of your coverage by using the PureCare One EPO network!

 

We created a video to explain a little more about your plan, how to find and choose doctors that work within this plan, and give you tips on how to avoid extra costs when using this plan.  Continue reading

How to Approach an Employee About a Sensitive Issue

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From bickering team members to underperforming employees, most managers will have to tackle a difficult work situation at some point in their careers. Without adequate guidance and support, however, addressing these issues can be difficult and stressful for managers. If handled ineffectively, these issues can also sap employee productivity and morale.

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Arthritis Awareness Month Topic: Growing Pains or Something Else?

You might think you know what the word arthritis encompasses: pain in the joints of an older person. But the reality is that there are more than 100 different types of arthritis, and they don’t discriminate by race, sex or age.

 

Unfortunately, about 300,000 children and teens live with the swelling, joint pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion that comes with childhood arthritis, otherwise known as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). In fact, there are nine different types of JIA, and only about 10 percent of children have the kind of arthritis that mirrors rheumatoid arthritis in adults.

 

What was often brushed off as mere “growing pains” is now taken more seriously as we know so much more about the onset of this disease. Continue reading

On the Trail to Safety: Hiking Tips

couple hikingNow that the weather is nice, you might be tempted to take a hike. A reinvigorating hike in the great outdoors is a great way to get in touch with Mother Nature.  Hiking encompasses everything from taking a quick walk in the woods to climbing major mountains with a 40-pound pack.

 

Regardless of distance, the best strategy to have fun and stay safe in the woods is to plan and prepare in advance of any amble. Read on for tips on getting started and making any adventure go smoothly.

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You Can Quit For Life: Tobacco Cessation Program

quit-for-life-265x300Are you ready to set a clear path to quitting? About 20 minutes after you quit tobacco, your body begins an amazing healing transformation that reduces your risk for cancer and many other health problems associated with tobacco.

 

The Quit For Life® Program is here to help you every step of the way—beginning with a one-on-one phone conversation with a highly trained Quit Coach® staff member. Together, you’ll map out a personalized plan to help you overcome the triggers and barriers that make it hard to quit. Plus, your coach will give you tried-and-true strategies to manage cravings, handle social situations, and avoid triggers that can derail you. Continue reading