The latest video for Members: Health Plan Types & Networks

New for your Health Net Member Employees!

Please share this information about our new video series with your employees. The information below is also available on our Member Pulse website.

 

What is a network?

Do you know how to explain a health plan network?  Do you know how networks affect your costs, based on what type of plan you have?

 

This fourth video in our new series will help you understand a network and how it works with your plan.

Watch: “Health Plan Types & Networks”

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5 Productivity Hacks

business woman on phoneRaise your hand if you could use three more hours to “get it all done” during the day. Of course you could!

 

We’re living in a world where “busy” is the standard answer to the question, “How are you?” Many of us have bought a ticket to a crazy-schedule roller coaster ride in which we’re traveling at full speed with the things we have to do while the activities we love to do come to a screeching halt. Continue reading

Proofreading: Why Your Thank-You Letter Must be Fully Baked Before Sending

“We can’t hire you.”

The punch in the stomach came three days after I had finished five rounds of interviews at Condé Nast Publications. The last thank-you letter I wrote was to the executive editor.

 

I quickly got word that the reason I wouldn’t be hired was that I had mistakenly added an “e” to Bon Appétit, which had me spelling the name of the magazine wrong.The spelling error raised serious questions about my abilities and skills, from whether I would be a conscientious co-worker to did I have a solid grasp of AP Style.

 

Today, with TTYL and GTG’s peppered on everything we read, it’s easy to forget that formalities, spelling and proper grammar do matter. Thank-you letters should be free of grammar and spelling errors – period.

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Shoring up your Small-Business Skills

With kids nationwide about to start a new school year, it’s an ideal time for small-business owners to take stock of their professional skills and determine if they too should be heading back to school.

 

Skill Set Checklist

It takes a smorgasbord of skills to spell small-business success. To maximize your odds of having a thriving enterprise, experts recommend a skill set that includes: Continue reading

Boost Your Financial Health – Webinar!

Accomplish manTaking charge of your finances and boosting your financial health is an important part of overall wellness and well-being. Your finances can affect your lifestyle and can also intertwine with your sense of well-being. So start by making important decisions about your finances and investments today. Continue reading

Encourage Employees to Share Four Wheels or Pedal Two

biking guyWith the price of gas even less predictable than the average teenager’s mood, there’s no better time to hop aboard the ridesharing and biking bandwagon.

 

Employers especially should be encouraging these modes of transportation. That’s because workers who rideshare are likely to: Continue reading

Making the Most of Social Media for Small Businesses

business people with tabletConsidering that Facebook has now existed for more than 10 years, it’s not surprising to learn that the vast majority of U.S. small businesses – some 81 percent – currently tap Facebook and other social-media platforms to market their goods and services.

Thus, the question at this juncture in the evolution of social media isn’t “Have small businesses embraced social media?”  Continue reading

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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It’s Tax Time – Protect Your Business by Being Prepared

business images for Susan copy copyWith April 15 looming just around the corner, small-business owners nationwide are likely scrambling to shore up their Schedule C’s. As painful as that process is, there’s another income-tax-related issue that’s actually much, much worse: Getting audited.

 

That seeming simple phrase sends shivers up any small-business owner’s spine. No one in their right mind ever wants to be face-to-face with an IRS agent. The first goal, therefore, is to take every conceivable step to avoid this dreaded possibility. Continue reading

Why You Should be Building Your Business 140 Characters at a Time

Biz guy and woman at computerIf you’re a small-business owner, chances are – given that it’s 2015 – you’ve already done the digital basics; meaning, you have a website and a company Facebook page. Many business owners, however, have yet to take the next logical social-media step and join Twitter. Continue reading