Health Net Names Rose Megian President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Net of Arizona

  Health Net Names Rose Megian President and Chief Executive Officer of Health
  Net of Arizona

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- July 11, 2013

Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) today announced that Rose Megian has been named
the new president and chief executive officer of Health Net of Arizona, Inc.,
a wholly-owned health plan subsidiary in Arizona. Megian replaces Bret Morris,
who led Health Net of Arizona since May 2010. Megian started at Health Net in
2003 and held several senior leadership positions during that time, including
vice president of Provider/Benefit Configuration and Capitation and vice
president of Membership Accounting and Eligibility and Claims Operations.

“Rose has established an excellent track record in operations management and
consistently demonstrates the ability to lead large teams and improve
outcomes,” said Steve Sell, president of Health Net’s Western Region Health

Megian also holds the title of Regional Health Care Services Officer and has
responsibility over the health care services delivered in Arizona and
California’s Inland Empire and San Diego regions. Health Net has established
five health care delivery regions in the geographies in which it operates.

“Our health care services model is a regionally focused member- and
population-centric model built upon strategic partnerships with health care
providers,” said ScottLaw, Health Net’s Health Care Services Officer. “Rose
has proven herself to be a collaborative leader who is able to establish
strong relationships.”

Megian has 18 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Health Net,
Megian worked for six years at PacifiCare of Arizona where she held several
leadership roles, including manager of Membership Accounting and director of
Finance Operations.

“It’s an unprecedented time in our nation’s history,” said Law. “The
Affordable Care Act is shaping the future of health care. Health Net’s local
approach will help ensure we provide our customers with affordable, quality
access to care in 2014 and beyond.”

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
approximately5.4million 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

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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 Health Net’s
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with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
forward-looking statements. Except as may be required by law, Health Net
undertakes no obligation to address or publicly update any forward-looking
statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date of
this press release.


Health Net, Inc.
Brad Kieffer
(818) 676-6833
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