Health Net Again Honored by Department of Defense for Its Anti-Fraud Efforts in the TRICARE Program

Health Net Again Honored by Department of Defense for Its Anti-Fraud Efforts in the TRICARE Program

Honors include Investigation Excellence Award for exemplary anti-fraud efforts on a single case

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Net Federal Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. (NYS: HNT) , today announced that TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) honored its Program Integrity department with the 2011-2012 Team Excellence Award and the Investigation Excellence Award.

Health Net was the only TRICARE contractor to receive the Team Excellence award three consecutive times. Both awards are announced by TMA every two years and are the highest forms of recognition given to a TRICARE contractor's Program Integrity department for the prevention, detection and deterrence of fraud and abuse in the TRICARE program. TRICARE is the health care program serving uniformed service members, retirees and their families.

"It is an honor to receive these awards, which recognize the work we do every day to serve our military communities with integrity," said Tom Carrato, president, Health Net Federal Services. "It is our responsibility to provide them with quality health care and protect them from fraud and abuse."

The Team Excellence Award recognizes TRICARE contractors whose commitment to health care fraud detection and prevention is a model for others to follow. Following a comprehensive review of 10 measurable areas of performance, TMA recognized Health Net's exemplary program integrity with this award. In addition, the Investigation Excellence Award recognizes Health Net Federal Services' outstanding work in a case that led to a successful criminal prosecution. The Health Net Federal Services Program Integrity department received both awards on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

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 websites at or

Health Net Federal Services
Molly Tuttle, (916) 351-5355
Health Net, Inc.
Brad Kieffer, (818) 676-6833

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