Health Net of California Silver Network renamed to ExcelCare, effective September 1, 2013

Keeping you informed of changes as readily as possible is our top priority. On September 1, 2013, our Silver Network will be renamed ExcelCare Network in order to prevent confusion with the new ACA (Affordable Care Act) Exchange plans launching in the fall. 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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Health Care Reform: What to Expect from Washington in 2013

The federal government continues to establish the infrastructure framework for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“Obamacare”), and 2013 will be a transitional year. Several new initiatives have been introduced into Congress in 2013 to try and modify the forthcoming health care law. Continue reading