Health Net awards $1.5 million to help close insurance gap, improve quality of care and enhance health outcomes

Doctor examining young girlHealth Net, one of California’s largest health insurance companies, is awarding a combined $1.5 million to 10 health care and community-based organizations across the state to help close the insurance gap, improve the quality and availability of health care and enhance health outcomes in medically underserved communities. The 10 recipients are in Northern California, the Central Valley and Los Angeles. Continue reading

Prostate cancer – to monitor or treat?

Doctor and male patientCancer is in the news every day. Here is some information about prostate cancer that your employees may find useful.

 

Every year, more than 160,000 men in the United States are diagnosed with prostate cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men.  Continue reading

Diabetes can be controlled

ThinkstockPhotos_Diabetes-Story-300x200The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its annual National Diabetes Statistics Report, and the results remind us that better education about the symptoms and treatment for the disease is needed. The information shared here may be of value to your employees.

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August webinar: Money talks – stop it from saying goodbye

Woman at laptopBelow is information that can be shared with your employees.

For most of us, good financial health plays an important role in our overall wellness and supports a healthy lifestyle. By taking control of your financial health, you’ll gain the information and confidence to make informed decisions about your finances and investments. Continue reading

July webinar: Good night, sleep tight

motherdaughteronsofawithlaptop_jpgAccording to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nearly 70 million Americans suffer from a range of sleep problems that can cause potential health risks if not taken seriously. Continued lack of sleep has been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease. To help shed light on the subject, Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class on July 19, 2017 Continue reading

Enjoy a safe July 4 celebration

HN 4th of July_girl with flag_627048Here’s some information your employees may find helpful in planning for a safe and fun Independence Day.

This weekend, as I gear up for Fourth of July festivities, I remind myself just how important it is to celebrate safely. While fireworks are a staple of July 4 celebrations and are spectacular to look at with your loved ones, they need to be handled properly to avoid injury. Continue reading

Absenteeism: When it’s more than calling in sick

Sick LeaveOccasional absences from work are unavoidable; people get sick or injured, have to take care of others, or need time during business hours to handle personal business. Excessive absenteeism, however, can present a real challenge to employers.

Absenteeism is defined as the habitual pattern of absence from the workplace. It costs U.S. companies billions of dollars each year. 1 Continue reading