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

Employee well-being: the case for work-life balance and how to foster it

employees outdoorsMore companies are beginning to realize the business benefits of allowing employees more flexibility as a means of achieving work-life balance. Workplace flexibility impacts recruitment, retention, engagement, and productivity. In fact, more than half of employees surveyed by the Society of Human Resource Management cited flexibility to balance work-life issues as a “very important” aspect of job satisfaction.1 Continue reading

Oregon/Washington Drug List Changes for Q4 2016

Health Net’s Drug Lists are updated quarterly and available online.

 

This update includes information for all Commercial formularies/drug lists, except as otherwise noted.

  • The Essential Rx Drug List (EDL) is an ACA compliant formulary utilized by Commercial members (IFP, Small and Large Group members).
  • The Aon Active Health Exchange Drug List is used by groups/members who sign up under the Aon Hewitt private exchange.

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New Enhancement to myStrength: “Mindfulness”

mystrengthMental health is an integral and essential component of health. Health Net understands this and is partnering with myStrength to offer you complimentary access to myStrength.com as a Health Net member.

 

myStrength is excited to announce the release of a new suite of wellness activities, called “Mindfulness.”  Continue reading