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Three Fresno Groups Receive Health Net Awards for Building a Healthier Fresno

Health Net of California, Inc. today is honoring three Fresno County non-profit organizations for their dedication to helping improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve.

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Central Valley Health Network, Children’s Health Initiative Fresno County and the West Fresno Health Care Coalition each will receive Health Net’s inaugural Community SolutionMakers Award at a presentation at Health Net’s downtown Fresno office at 10 a.m. today.

“Health Net commends these dedicated community organizations for their daily efforts to build a healthier Fresno,” said David Friedman, Health Net of California vice president of State Health Programs. “It’s an honor for us to recognize and salute organizations that share our values of helping improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”

Community Solutions Center Grand Opening

Also today, Health Net of California is celebrating the grand opening of its downtown Fresno Community Solutions Center, located at 1315 Van Ness Ave., Suite 103. Health Net has an ongoing commitment to partner with community leaders to deliver local health services. The Fresno center joins similar Health Net Community Solutions centers in East Los Angeles and Modesto, Calif.

The Fresno center, plus soon-to-open offices in Kings and Madera counties, will serve beneficiaries and health care providers with the new CalViva Health local initiative Medi-Cal program for Fresno, Kings and Madera counties.

In addition to serving as the local administrative office for the CalViva Health program, Health Net’s Community Solutions Center is integrating into the neighborhood by involving the community in driving health decisions and by hosting various community-focused programs and services.

As part of this morning’s celebration, the public is invited to attend and take part in free body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and hearing screenings. Plus, children ages 2 to 12 may receive free dental screenings. These programs begin at 11 a.m.

About Health Net

Health Net of California, Inc., a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT), is one of the largest health plans in the state. Together with Health Net Life Insurance Company, it serves more than 2.2 million members statewide, and contracts with more than 56,000 physicians, 300-plus hospitals and nearly 5,000 pharmacies, giving its members greater choice and more convenient access to care. Its commercial HMO/POS and its Medicare lines of business have received the “excellent” accreditation status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. And its Medi-Cal line of business has received NCQA’s “commendable” accreditation status. For more information about Health Net, visit its website at http://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, costs, fees and expenses related to the post-closing administrative services to be provided under the administrative services agreements entered into in connection with the sale of our Northeast business; potential termination of the administrative services agreements by the service recipients should we breach such agreements or fail to perform all or a material part of the services required thereunder; 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; health care reform; rising health care costs; continued recessionary economic conditions or a further decline in the economy; negative prior period claims reserve developments; trends in medical care ratios; unexpected utilization patterns or unexpectedly severe or widespread illnesses; membership declines; rate cuts affecting our Medicare or Medicaid businesses; litigation costs; regulatory issues; operational issues; 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 the company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and the risks discussed in the company’s other filings with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise any of its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date of this release.

Contacts:

Health Net of California
Brad Kieffer
818-676-6833 - office
818-337-9541 - mobile
brad.kieffer@healthnet.com
twitter.com/hn_bradkieffer

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