Health Net Federal Services Adds to Veterans Hiring Initiatives

Partnership with Able Force, Inc. promotes gainful employment for persons with disabilities and wounded warriors

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--Health Net Federal Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Net, Inc., is adding to its efforts to hire and train military veterans by partnering with Able Force, Inc. to help provide gainful employment to persons with disabilities and wounded U.S. military service members.

“As part of Health Net Federal Services’ commitment to improve the well-being of those who serve our country, we are dedicated to our veterans and wounded warriors who are transitioning back into civilian life,” said Thomas Carrato, president, Health Net Federal Services. “With their intimate knowledge of the military culture, and their work ethics of leadership, teamwork and dedication to the mission, hiring those who have served is not only the right thing to do, it is strategically good for business.”

“Able Force is proud to work with Health Net on this very important project,” said Richard Salem, chairman and CEO of Able Force. “We know firsthand that people with disabilities, including our wounded warriors, represent a talented, skilled and greatly untapped resource that can provide tremendous benefit to employers and our nation's economy.”

Able Force is part of the AbilityOne program, the federal initiative to help those who are blind or have other significant disabilities find employment. Health Net Federal Services is proud to work with Able Force and participate in the AbilityOne program, as federal government agencies have increasingly required such participation from potential contractors during the government contracts bid process. Health Net Federal Services’ partnership with Able Force aligns with its own Veteran and Military Spouse Employment initiative, a plan to recruit, hire, train and retain veterans and military spouses in Health Net’s workforce.

In addition, Health Net Federal Services participates in the following programs:

  • The 10,000 Strong veterans hiring initiative launched this year by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti;
  • Joining Forces, the White House’s comprehensive national initiative to mobilize all sectors of society to ensure veterans, service members and military families have the opportunities, resources and support they have earned; and
  • Hero Health Hire, a coalition of health care companies dedicated to offering meaningful employment opportunities to the nation’s disabled veterans and providing the support they need to succeed.

About Health Net Federal Services

Health Net Federal Services has a long history of providing cost-effective, quality managed health care programs for government agencies, including the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. As the managed care support contractor for the TRICARE North Region, Health Net provides health care services to approximately 2.8 million uniformed services beneficiaries, active and retired, and their families. In addition, Health Net provides high quality, cost-effective health care solutions for veterans, as well as behavioral health services for active duty service members, veterans and their families.

Additionally, Health Net Federal Services administers the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Patient-Centered Community Care (PCCC) program in three of six regions across the United States (regions 1, 2 and 4), which includes all or portions of 37 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The PCCC program provides eligible veterans access to health care through a comprehensive network of community-based, non-VA medical professionals who meet VA quality standards when VA supplements care outside its own facilities. Earlier this year, VA extended its PCCC contract with Health Net to include primary care services for veterans who are unable to obtain primary care at a VA medical center in the three PCCC regions in which Health Net operates. The expanded PCCC program now adds primary care services to Health Net’s existing specialty care and behavioral health care services. Visit www.hnfs.com for more information.

About Health Net

Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT) 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 5.8 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. 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.

For more information on Health Net, Inc., please visit Health Net’s website at www.healthnet.com.

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Contacts

Health Net, Inc.
Brad Kieffer, 818-676-6833
brad.kieffer@healthnet.com

Contacts

Health Net, Inc.
Brad Kieffer, 818-676-6833
brad.kieffer@healthnet.com