Jan. 18 Webinar: Using Technology for a Healthy Lifestyle

guy-adjusting-phone-on-armAs we continue into the 21st century, mobile applications, or apps, are playing an increasingly important role in the daily lives of individuals of all ages. Many use this mobile technology to track their health and activities – generating the potential to be used in concert with other health-promoting strategies. Continue reading

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

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

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

Read all about it! Health Net champions National Health Literacy Month

hlmo_logo-2006-300x300Health Net is celebrating National Health Literacy Month for the seventh year in a row. This annual event was recognized nationally in 1999, and it’s a time for companies and groups to promote the importance of understandable health information. Continue reading