Health Net Wins Two Awards in 2011 National Health Information Awards Program

Company recognized for its News You Can Use Press Initiative and Fit Providers for Life Program

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) was selected as a double-winner in the 18th annual National Health Information AwardsSM. The program is coordinated by the Health Information Resource Center, a national clearinghouse that recognizes the nation’s best consumer health information programs and materials.

Health Net was a Gold award winner for its “News You Can Use Press Initiative” package, which placed the company in the in the top 5 percent of all entries this year.

“It’s important for consumers to participate in their health care decision making,” said Margita Thompson, vice president of Corporate Communications at Health Net. “Knowledge is power and quality health and wellness information helps people ask the right questions to make educated decisions regarding their health and well-being.”

The company also won a Bronze award for its “Fit Providers for Life” program kit. The company partners with medical groups, doctors and their staff to provide tips and tools that allow them to develop their own customized wellness programs. These productive partnerships help promote and sustain healthy behaviors.

Health Net’s winning entries were chosen from nearly 1,000 entries which were judged by a national panel of health information experts.

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.

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