Health Care Coverage Coming to Undocumented Children in CA

All children – regardless of immigration status – will now be eligible for Medi-Cal health benefits.

For the first time, health care coverage is on its way to approximately 170,000 low-income children in California whose immigration status is undocumented.

As of May 1, 2016, children under 19 years old will be eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal health benefits regardless of their immigration status. Continue reading

Information for Wildfire Victims and Evacuees

(Photo by: Ben Brooks / CC BY SA)

(Photo by: Ben Brooks / CC BY SA)

Health Net, Inc. is helping ensure that Health Net members who are victims and evacuees of California, Oregon and Washington’s current wildfires have access to essential prescription medications, critical Health Net information and services to help them cope with grief, loss, stress or trauma.

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The 2015 Employer Mandate is Coming! What Will You Do?

As of January 1, 2015, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impose an employer mandate that could dramatically affect large businesses. According to the ACA employer mandate, any employer group with 100 or more full-time employees may be subject to a tax penalty if it does not offer affordable medical coverage to its employees. Continue reading

Health Net’s OHS Program Celebrates 35 Years of Public Safety and DUI Counseling

Earlier this Fall, Health Net Federal Services announced the 35th anniversary of its OHS Driving Under the Influence (DUI) counseling program. Since 1978, OHS has been committed to public safety by providing comprehensive DUI offender counseling and education programs in California. OHS has served thousands of clients each year through its programs designed to help prevent impaired driving. Continue reading

Health Net Finalizes 2012 Medical Loss Ratio Results

CA, AZ and OR Individual, Small and Large Group businesses; and WA Small and Large Group businesses.

At Health Net, we work hard to provide timely and relevant information that affects your business. We want to inform you that Health Net of California, Inc., Health Net of Arizona, Inc., Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc. and Health Net Life Insurance Company have finalized the 2012 Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) results. Continue reading

What is the Premium Tax and How Can This Affect Your Employees?

health insurance taxYou probably hear it all the time: Employees asking you “I’ve heard that health insurance premiums are going to rise? What’s the story?”

Sound familiar? Chances are one reason could be because of the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), otherwise known as the premium tax, a multi-billion dollar tax on most of the nation’s health plans that will begin in 2014 as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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