Health Net Names Scott Law as Chief Medicare Officer

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT) today announced that Scott Law has joined the company as its chief Medicare officer, effective Nov. 14, 2011. In this position, Law will be responsible for the sales and marketing of Health Net’s Medicare Advantage plans. He also will work closely with Health Net’s Compliance and operational departments to ensure the company is providing high quality services to its beneficiaries.

Scott Law, Chief Medicare Officer, Health Net, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

Scott Law, Chief Medicare Officer, Health Net, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

Law joins Health Net with 25 years of health care experience. Previously, Law was senior vice president of Healthcare Delivery for WellCare Health Plans, Inc. Prior to joining WellCare, he was with Health Net for five years, where he served first as its national chief network officer and later as its national health care delivery officer. His experience also includes roles with CIGNA Healthcare Corporation and Humana Inc.

“We are delighted to welcome Scott back to Health Net,” said Steven Tough, president, Government Programs for Health Net, Inc. “We expect his management expertise and extensive experience with the Medicare population to serve us well as we seek to address the opportunities and needs of this growing population.”

Law succeeds Scott Kelly who will retire in March 2012 after 25 years with Health Net. “We thank Scott Kelly for his many years of service to Health Net and wish him the best in the future,” said Tough.

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 6.0 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. Health Net’s behavioral health services subsidiary, Managed Health Network, Inc., provides behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs to approximately 5.0 million individuals, including Health Net’s own health plan members. Health Net’s subsidiaries also offer managed health care products related to prescription drugs, and offer 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 www.healthnet.com.

Cautionary Statements

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 subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on management’s analysis, judgment, belief and expectation only as of the date hereof, and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Without limiting the foregoing, statements including the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “may,” “should,” “could,” “estimate,” “intend” and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially due to, among other things, health care reform, 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), or 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 affecting Health Net’s Medicare or Medicaid businesses; any liabilities of the Northeast business that were incurred prior to the closing of its sale as well as those liabilities incurred through the winding-up and running-out period of the Northeast business; litigation costs; regulatory issues with agencies such as the California Department of Managed Health Care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and state departments of insurance; operational issues; 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; 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 Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the risks discussed in Health Net’s subsequent 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 release.

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