Health Net Appoints Administrator for New Arizona Medicaid Subsidiary

Health Net Appoints Administrator for New Arizona Medicaid Subsidiary

Mike Klimansky oversees Health Net Access, the company's new subsidiary providing Medicaid benefits in Maricopa County

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Net, Inc. (NYS: HNT) today announced the appointment of Mike Klimansky as administrator of Health Net Access, Inc., the company's new subsidiary providing Medicaid benefits to Maricopa County, Ariz. residents.

Klimansky's career in health plan and health care administration includes more than 30 years of experience in executive management and operations of health care programs and services. Most recently, he served as director of business development for Preferred Homecare, a provider of home health care products and services in 10 states.

"I am pleased to welcome Mike to Health Net's team," said David Friedman, Health Net, Inc. vice president of State Health Programs. "His expertise and breadth of management experience in Arizona and with the Medicaid program will help ensure that Health Net Access provides comprehensive, affordable Medicaid benefits."

Health Net Access was selected in March 2013 to provide Medicaid benefits in Maricopa County under the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). Health Net Access benefits are expected to become effective Oct. 1, 2013.

Klimansky will be based in Health Net's Tempe, Ariz., office and report directly to Friedman.

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.

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