Health Net Federal Services Sponsors National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colorado
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Net Federal Services, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. (NYS: HNT) , today announced it will be a sponsor of the 27th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Snowmass Village, Colo., March 31 - April 5, 2013. The annual event provides winter sports instruction to Veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations, visual impairments, certain neurological conditions and other disabilities.
Chris Devlin-Young, a Paralympic ski champion and U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, is scheduled to appear at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic as a guest mentor. Health Net has partnered with Devlin-Young over the past two years to help motivate and inspire Veterans with disabilities overcome physical and emotional challenges. Photo by: Mark Pecotich
"Health Net Federal Services is pleased to support the Winter Sports Clinic for the eighth time as a part of our ongoing commitment to serving Veterans and programs that improve their well-being," said Tom Carrato, president of Health Net Federal Services. "We are proud to be a part of an event that fosters courage and confidence in Veterans with disabilities. We salute the spirit and determination of these Veterans as they demonstrate that having a disability is not an obstacle to an active and rewarding life."
Chris Devlin-Young, a Paralympic ski champion and U.S. Coast Guard Veteran, is scheduled to appear at the clinic as a guest mentor. Health Net has partnered with Devlin-Young over the past two years to help motivate and inspire Veterans with disabilities to overcome physical and emotional challenges.
In 1982, Devlin-Young was on a Coast Guard mission in Alaska's Aleutian Islands when his plane crashed into a mountain. He suffered irreversible spinal trauma as he attempted to save his fellow crew members from the burning wreckage. In 1987, his life was forever changed again when he participated in the first Winter Sports Clinic. Twenty-seven years later, he is a world renowned athlete, most recently winning the 2013 World Cup/Pre-Paralympic Downhill title in Sochi, Russia.
The clinic, which also is sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is open to U.S. military Veterans with traumatic injuries and other disabilities who receive care at a VA medical facility or military treatment facility. More than 400 Veteran athletes are expected to attend and participate in a variety of workshops and educational sessions that will positively impact their rehabilitative journey and readjustment in their communities. For recently injured Veterans, the clinic provides an opportunity to test their new-found abilities and develop new lifestyle skills.
For more information on the 27th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, please visit http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/wsc/index.asp.
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, 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.
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