Health Net Named to USO-Metro's Circle of Stars as a Top Corporate Sponsor

Health Net Named to USO-Metro's Circle of Stars as a Top Corporate Sponsor

USO-Metro works to lift spirits of military service members and their families

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Net Federal Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. (NYS: HNT) , today announced it was recently honored by USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) by being named to USO-Metro's 2013 Circle of Stars during the nonprofit's 10th Annual Stars and Stripes Night networking event at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va. Circle of Stars is an award bestowed on top-level corporate donors who provide funding to support USO-Metro's mission to lift the spirits of military service members and their families.

"Health Net Federal Services is honored to support the USO-Metro to help improve the quality of life for our military families who experience unique challenges in service to our country," said Tom Carrato, president, Health Net Federal Services. "USO-Metro's programs for active duty troops and their families at military hospitals, USO Centers and airport lounges, honor their sacrifice and often fill a vital need gap."

Over the years, Health Net Federal Services has collaborated with USO-Metro on a number of efforts, including the expansion of behavioral health resources to members of the United States Armed Forces in USO locations across the country; annual holiday celebrations for military children and their families who are experiencing or about to experience the deployment of a loved one; support of USO-Metro's Gala, which recognizes members from each branch of the armed forces for their extraordinary bravery, loyalty and heroism; and USO-Metro's annual fundraiser, Stars and Stripes Casino Night.

"We are extremely appreciative of our long relationship with Health Net," said Elaine Rogers, president and CEO of USO-Metro. "Health Net's festive Celebration of Children event in which they bring the North Pole, Santa Claus and all the holiday elves to hundreds of military children from throughout the region means so much to our local military members and their families. It's because of the tremendous support of corporate partners like Health Net that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission of lifting the spirits of America's troops and their families."

About USO of Metropolitan Washington

USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to "serving those who serve, and their families" in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals, five USO Centers and a Mobile USO. Signature programs and services include holiday programs like Turkeys for Troops and Project USO Elf, emergency housing and food assistance, and caring for our wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers. For more information, please visit

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. or Health Net Federal Services, please visit Health Net's websites at or

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

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