Dec. 21 Webinar: Prediabetes: Don’t Sugar Coat It!

cakeIn recent years, prediabetes has outpaced diabetes among U.S. adults. That’s why it‘s important to understand your risks and make a prevention plan.

 

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class to individuals that will identify how diabetes can affect your health. The monthly webinar is offered to all Health Net members, as well as to the general public. Feel free to share this information with your friends and co-workers! Continue reading

Avoiding Holiday Debt

holiday-debt-mhnHow many years have you spent the post-holiday season wishing you hadn’t spent so much on gifts? It was fun while it lasted, but it’s a struggle for many of us to pay off the debt we built up over just a few weeks. Shoppers can avoid holiday debt with the tips below from MHN, Health Net, Inc.’s behavioral health subsidiary.

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How NOT to Eat Your Way Through the Holidays

Thanksgiving not only unofficially marks the start of the holiday season, but also unofficially marks the start of the I’m-afraid-to-step-on-the-scale season. In fact, the average American consumes some 4,500 calories – along with 229 grams of fat – from eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Continue reading

Revised Prior Authorization Requirements for OR Commercial Members

We regularly review the Prior Authorization List (PAL) to ensure we deliver the right balance of value and stability to our members. We want you to be aware of PAL changes that may affect your health care coverage.

 

We have revised our commercial (EPO, POS, CommunityCare, and PPO) PAL requirements, effective January 1, 2017. Continue reading

Nov. 9 Webinar: Boost Your Financial Health

Good health means more than eating right, being active and seeing your doctor once a year. Taking charge of your finances can be just as important a part of your overall wellness, and can even affect your lifestyle.

 

Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class that can increase your awareness and help you boost your financial health. Continue reading

Seven Helpful Steps for Preventing Diabetes

As part of National Diabetes Month, Health Net wants to pass along useful information on ways to avoid developing diabetes.

 

The only bright side to diabetes is that it usually doesn’t develop overnight. Warning signs – and opportunities to do something about them – often are lurking for years. Heading diabetes off at the pass may be a lot easier than you think. Minor lifestyle changes – really, they’re things you should be doing anyway – can dramatically lower your chances of ever having to deal with it. Continue reading

It’s a Drag Being Addicted to Nicotine

gaso-2016If you’ve never smoked – or have since quit – you can breathe easy knowing your risk of lung cancer is greatly diminished. But since November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of The Great American Smokeout on November 17, Health Net encourages you to light a little fire of your own under a co-worker who has expressed the desire to kick the nicotine habit. Continue reading

Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge

feet-on-scaleHealth Net is launching an exciting new health challenge for Health Net members. We designed the Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge to help you make simple choices to control your weight. Health challenges are effective motivators, helping you to make lasting healthy lifestyle changes. And, you’ll earn credits as you complete your challenge activities! The program runs from November 1 through November 30, 2016. Continue reading

Tips for a Safe Halloween

Once upon a time, Halloween had more tricks than treats. Pranksters roamed the streets, making plenty of noise and mischief. Some towns actually appointed special police to make sure things didn’t get out of hand.

Today’s annual costume-and-candy extravaganza probably seems tame by comparison. Still, Halloween safety is as important as ever and not that tricky to achieve. Continue reading