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Health Net Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 GAAP Net Income Of $5.1 Million, Or $0.06 Per Diluted Share

The Medicare Advantage (MA) MCR in the Western Region was 88.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with 90.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011. The full year 2012 MA MCR in the Western Region was 89.6 percent compared with 90.3 percent for the full year 2011.

G&A Expense

G&A expense in the Western Region was $235.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with $222.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. The G&A expense ratio was 8.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with 8.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 8.5 percent in the third quarter of 2012.

“The sequential increase in G&A expenses was primarily due to increased marketing costs, consistent with our expectations,” commented Woys.

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS SEGMENT

Government Contracts revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012 were $159.6 million compared with $194.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Government Contracts expenses in the fourth quarter of 2012 were approximately $136.6 million compared with $155.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.

The decrease in revenues and expenses was primarily due to the new Military and Family Life Counseling contract that was effective in the fourth quarter of 2012.

BALANCE SHEET

Cash and investments as of December 31, 2012 were approximately $2.2 billion compared with approximately $1.8 billion as of December 31, 2011.

Reserves for claims and other settlements as of December 31, 2012 were $1.0 billion compared with $912.1 million as of December 31, 2011 and $1.0 billion as of September 30, 2012.

Days claims payable (DCP) for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 40.7 days compared with 39.0 days in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 41.6 days in the third quarter of 2012.

On an adjusted 1 basis, DCP in the fourth quarter of 2012 was 58.2 days compared with 54.1 days in the fourth quarter of 2011 and 57.7 days in the third quarter of 2012.

The company’s debt-to-total capital ratio was 24.3 percent as of December 31, 2012 compared with 26.2 percent as of December 31, 2011 and 24.4 percent as of September 30, 2012.

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