Health Net Offering Qualified Health Plans on Arizona's Health Insurance Exchange

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Health Net Offering Qualified Health Plans on Arizona's Health Insurance Exchange

Individuals and small businesses statewide may choose Health Net products on the exchange

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Net of Arizona, Inc., and Health Net Life Insurance Company, both subsidiaries of Health Net, Inc. (NYS: HNT) , are offering qualified health plans on Arizona's health insurance exchange.

"We are committed to providing products and services that are affordable, simple, dependable and local," said Rose Megian, president and chief executive officer of Health Net of Arizona. "And we expect Arizonans will find our coverage to be competitively priced."

Health Net of Arizona offers health maintenance organization (HMO) plans and Health Net Life Insurance Company offers preferred provider organization (PPO) policies on the exchange.

Health Net's qualified health plans for individuals and their family members, as well as for eligible small businesses, are offered in all 15 Arizona counties through the exchange.

In Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties, Health Net of Arizona offers individuals and eligible small businesses a new tailored network HMO product called CommunityCare™, which provides its members with a network of local health care providers and is designed to provide members with comprehensive care coordination in their local communities.

In addition, eligible small businesses may continue to select ExcelCare™, Health Net of Arizona's tailored network HMO product that utilizes Banner Health Network health care providers, which will be available both on and off the exchange. The Arizona exchange began enrolling beneficiaries today, Oct. 1, 2013, and benefits are scheduled to become effective Jan. 1, 2014.

About Health Net

Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net provides and administers health benefits to approximately 5.4 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as "Part D"), Medicaid, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Through its subsidiaries, Health Net also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, managed health care products related to prescription drugs, managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers, and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.

For more information on Health Net, Inc., please visit Health Net's website at

Cautionary Statements

Health Net, Inc. and its representatives may from time to time make written and oral forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act ("PSLRA") of 1995, including statements in this and other press releases, in presentations, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), reports to stockholders and in meetings with investors and analysts. All statements in this press release, other than statements of historical information provided herein, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements and as such are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for "forward-looking statements" provided by PSLRA. These statements are based on management's analysis, judgment, belief and expectation only as of the date hereof, and are subject to changes in circumstances and a number of risks and uncertainties. Without limiting the foregoing, statements including the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "may," "should," "could," "estimate," "intend," "feels," "will," "projects" and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by the forward-looking information and statements due to, among other things, health care reform and other increased government participation in and regulation of health benefits and managed care operations, including the ultimate impact of the Affordable Care Act, which could materially adversely affect Health Net's financial condition, results of operations and cash flows through, among other things, reduced revenues, new taxes, expanded liability, and increased costs (including medical, administrative, technology or other costs), and require changes to the ways in which Health Net does business; rising health care costs; continued slow economic growth or a further decline in the economy; negative prior period claims reserve developments; trends in medical care ratios; membership declines; unexpected utilization patterns or unexpectedly severe or widespread illnesses; rate cuts and other risks and uncertainties affecting Health Net's Medicare or Medicaid businesses; Health Net's ability to successfully participate in California's Coordinated Care Initiative, the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges and/or Arizona's Medicaid program; litigation costs; regulatory issues with federal and state agencies including, but not limited to, the California Department of Managed Health Care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state departments of insurance; operational issues; failure to effectively oversee our third-party vendors; noncompliance by Health Net or Health Net's business associates with any privacy laws or any security breach involving the misappropriation, loss or other unauthorized use or disclosure of confidential information; liabilities incurred in connection with Health Net's divested operations; impairment of Health Net's goodwill or other intangible assets; investment portfolio impairment charges; volatility in the financial markets; and general business and market conditions. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the risks discussed in the "Risk Factors" section included within Health Net's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC and the other risks discussed in Health Net's filings with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Except as may be required by law, Health Net undertakes no obligation to address or publicly update any of its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date of this press release.

Health Net, Inc.
Investor Contact:
Angie McCabe
Media Contact:
Brad Kieffer

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Arizona  California


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