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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Revised Prior Authorization Requirements

Revised Prior Authorization Requirements for Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. Commercial Members

At Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. (Health Net), we regularly review the Prior Authorization List (PAL). 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.

Effective July 1, 2016, we have revised our commercial [EPO, POS, CommunityCare, and PPO] PAL requirements. Significant changes to the list are indicated below. Please click here to view a complete copy of the new July 1, 2016, PAL requirements.

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Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs): What You Need to Know

Special Enrollment Period content has been added to the Broker and Employer ACA Reform Guide portals for IFP/SBG/Large. There you will find effective date determination and documentation on the following topics:

  • Life Changing Qualifying Events (QEs) – Mini Open Enrollment
  • Loss of Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC)
  • Additional Qualifying Events

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For more details on this and any other ACA-related topic, please log onto the Health Care Reform Guide at www.healthnet.com/employer/reformguide .

Revised Prior Authorization List Changes

Revised Prior Authorization Requirements for Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. Commercial Members

At Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. (Health Net), we regularly review the Prior Authorization List (PAL). As a valued employer group with Health Net, we want you to be aware of PAL changes that may affect your clients’ health care coverage.

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Minimum Essential Coverage Reporting

A look ahead to 2016 requirements

 

New 51-100 Choice Portfolio
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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Improving Health Literacy = Healthy Outcomes

woman_Doc_Dec_12With nearly half the U.S. adult population lacking health literacy skills needed to understand and act on health information, Health Net, is taking steps to support the goal of Health Literacy and promote the importance of providing consumers with health information that’s clear, simple and easy to understand.  “Studies have shown that there’s a link between low health literacy and poor health outcomes,” said Patricia Buss, M.D., medical and health care services operations officer for Health Net.

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Job Burnout: How to Spot It and Take Action

depressed employeeJob burnout is a special type of job stress — a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work. If you think you might be experiencing job burnout, take a closer look at the phenomenon. What you learn may help you face the problem and take action before job burnout affects your health. Continue reading

Greet the New Year in Stand-Up Style- at Your Desk

standup deskSitting is the new smoking.

 

A few years back, this catchy phrase bubbled to the surface after a University of Missouri scientist equated sitting with smoking and – ever since – this slogan of sorts has achieved increasing traction in cubicles from coast to coast. Continue reading