Health Net and Centene today announced that they will combine to create a leading diversified health care services enterprise with more than 10 million members across the country. The transaction is subject to regulatory review, shareholder approval and other customary closing conditions. Details are in our news release.
Although 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
Taking 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!
On 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
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
When it comes to seasons, summer is the popularity shoo-in. However, summer simultaneously is high season for injuries and illnesses, many of which are avoidable. Not surprisingly, the National Safety Council designates June of each year as National Safety Month. Continue reading
If 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. 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
A look ahead to 2016 requirements
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.
You know that exercise does your body good, but you’re too busy and stressed to fit it into your routine. Hold on a second — there’s good news when it comes to exercise and stress. Continue reading