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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It’s a Drag Being Addicted to Nicotine

GASO_15If 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 19, 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

The Latest (and Final) Video in our Series: Who Does What in Health Care?

Health Care: Who Does What?  

Do you know what the health care marketplace is, and how all the companies such as Health Net play a part?

The last video in our new series will help you understand the marketplace and how it works.

 Watch: “Who Does What in Health Care?”


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The Latest Video: Health Plan Types & Networks

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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Hello, Hygiene: Kids and the Toothbrush

kids tug-of-warWant your kids to polish their brushing skills? It’s going to take more than tune-blasting toothbrushes and a tricked-out timer. Getting kids to brush the bacteria from their teeth can be a white-knuckle experience for even the savviest of parents. Unfortunately, brushing off their parents — instead of their choppers — is what a lot of kids do when it comes to dental hygiene. Continue reading

Accelerate Your Productivity with These 5 Tips


Raise 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.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic

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We can’t help but start daydreaming a little about Thanksgiving food…and reminding ourselves to eat the green veggies on our plate before any starches or dessert!  If you haven’t yet figured out a go-to recipe for Brussels sprouts, this simple dish is the answer. It results in sweet caramelized Brussels sprouts that will make a believer out of anyone.

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Our Latest Video: The Health Plan for You

What’s the difference between HMO and PPO plans?                                             

Do you know what it means to have an HMO plan versus a PPO plan? And the costs associated with each one? Would you like to know how to find out which plans are available in your area?

The third video in our new series will help you understand the key differences and figure out which type of plan is right for you.

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Upcoming Webinar: Managing My Diabetes Head to Toe

Decision-Power-IiStock_000017627693XSmallAccording to the American Diabetes Association, the National Diabetes Statistic Report states that in 2012, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes and 29.1 million Americans had diabetes.

Diabetes is becoming more common in the United States, and Health Net is providing an educational webinar on how to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes, treat, and manage diabetes. Continue reading