Health Net members who have lost their homes, or who have evacuated, due to the Cranston, Carr and Ferguson fires in Riverside, Shasta and Mariposa Counties, are receiving support from the company. Continue reading
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
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
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2015 deems that all couples have the right to marriage regardless of their gender. Additionally, all states must recognize a marriage that was entered into in a different jurisdiction.
Effective June 26, 2015 health plans must cover married couples, regardless of gender, if spousal/dependent coverage is offered. Health Net of Arizona, Inc. will offer an additional Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to allow spouses to be added through September 30, 2015.
The United States Supreme Court ruling upholding Affordable Care Act subsidies in federal-exchange states was made public on June 25, as only one of two cases released on this almost-final day of the court’s term. With its 6-3 decision, the court preserved the structure of the Affordable Care Act. Here are key takeaways of the decision.
With nearly half the U.S. adult population lacking health literacy skills needed to understand and act on health information, Health Net, is taking steps to support the goal of Health Literacy and promote the importance of providing consumers with health information that’s clear, simple and easy to understand. “Studies have shown that there’s a link between low health literacy and poor health outcomes,” said Patricia Buss, M.D., medical and health care services operations officer for Health Net.
While the word “change” was frequently used throughout 2013 to characterize health care in America, recently released studies of the year almost gone by paint a relatively static picture. Following is a snapshot of U.S. health-coverage trends over the last 12 months. Continue reading
Cardiac catheterization offers one way to do that. Continue reading
In America’s early years, it was rare for someone to go to a hospital. The predominance of rural communities meant that when most people got sick, they were tended to at home—even when they needed surgery. Hospitals were mainly places where disadvantaged, chronically ill people were sheltered and cared for.
Things are different today, of course. Continue reading
As a nation, America has plenty about which to be proud. In fact, the United States can claim No. 1 status on numerous fronts – from having the world’s largest Gross Domestic Product – to earning the most Olympic medals.
The USA also ranks No. 1 in money spent for health care. This particular top-notch status, however, isn’t necessarily a good thing. As an employer, you know that health care costs can take up a large part of your budget. Here are some interesting facts: Continue reading