Health Net Foundation, Inc., the charitable foundation of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT), will provide a $200,000 grant to Southern California Education Fund (SCEF).
The grant is intended to help launch a pilot program in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys called Connecting Families to Health Coverage and Care, in which trained volunteer leaders in schools, places of worship and community groups will help enroll individuals and their family members into health care coverage.
“This grant is expected to provide uninsured and underinsured individuals and their families in Los Angeles County access to health care, which is especially key as we look toward the implementation of the Covered California health insurance exchange,” said Patricia Clarey, president of the Health Net Foundation. “This collaboration will help provide volunteer leaders with the training and resources necessary to assist their communities in navigating the complex landscape of health care coverage and enroll in both public health care plans and plans offered through Covered California.”
“This gift enables us to expand our health care enrollment strategy deeper into the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, where there are large numbers of residents in need of quality health care coverage,” said Yvette Roland, President of the SCEF board of directors. “We are pleased that Health Net Foundation shares our vision of helping ensure every family in Los Angeles County has health care coverage.”SCEF, the nonprofit education and leadership training arm of One LA, is expected to officially launch Connecting Families to Health Coverage and Care on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at a mobile enrollment event featuring local elected officials and health experts at Augustus Hawkins High School, 825 W. 60th St., Los Angeles, 90044. 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.