Health Net Earns 2017 Innovation in Advancing Health Equity Award

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The National Business Group on Health recently honored Health Net, Inc. with the 2017 Innovation in Advancing Health Equity Award.

Health Net received the award for its ongoing commitment to advancing health equity in the community, reducing health care disparities and helping employees and their families achieve optimal health and well-being in California. Continue reading

Quit for Life

group-heart-hug-300x200-300x200February is National Heart Month – a great time for you to quit smoking and to show your heart some love.

When you do, the benefits start right away. According to the American Lung Association, 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your heart rate begins to return to normal.1 Continue reading

Webinar: The Art of Mindfulness Part I: Introduction

Mindfulness has been a very popular trend for the past couple of years, and has been endorsed through research and celebrities as an effective answer to the demands of modern life.To introduce the meaning behind this simple yet powerful practice, Health Net is offering a live call/webinar titled The Art of Mindfulness Part I: Introduction. Continue reading

Health Care Coverage Coming to Undocumented Children in CA

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

Keeping Breast Cancer at Bay

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

breast cancer awareness iStock_000064626285_SmallDuring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Health Net hopes women will use this post as a reminder to discuss – based on history and lifestyle – the right plan for their breast health care. According to the American Cancer Society, all women should have a yearly mammogram after forty years old. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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5 Things Every College Student Should Know

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It’s that time of year-kids are heading off to college. Though exciting, some kids may find themselves feeling homesick and struggling to make new friends.  In addition, newfound freedom may entice your child to experiment with alcohol.  With the opportunity of a new adventure comes a few cautionary tips.  Before your child hits the books, there are lessons to be learned. Here are five things to teach your college student before he or she leaves home:

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Working With a Chronic Condition

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By the year 2020, the number of people living with chronic conditions is expected to rise to 157 million. Juggling work demands and a chronic condition can be difficult. Employees may face a number of challenges, such as maintaining a high level of performance despite physical or cognitive limitations, balancing their workload with medical appointments and coping with discrimination.

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Make this a Sunscreen-Smart Summer

beachAlthough sunscreen has been a summer staple for years now, the majority of Americans are sunscreen slackers. In fact, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 14.3 percent of men regularly reach for the sunscreen. While women do better at 29.9 percent, they’re not exactly setting sunscreen-use records.

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