Health Net Provides Assistance to Holiday Fire Evacuees in Santa Barbara County

Net of California, Inc., one of California’s largest health
insurance companies, announced today that it is providing assistance to
residents of Santa Barbara County affected by the Holiday Fire.

Health Net is helping ensure that plan members who have lost their homes
or have been evacuated due to current wildfire activity in Santa Barbara
County have access to essential prescription medications, critical
Health Net information, and other healthcare services to help them cope
with grief, loss, stress or trauma.

On July 7, 2018, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Santa
Barbara County due to the effects of the Holiday Fire, which has
destroyed homes, threatened critical infrastructure and caused resident
evacuations. It has also caused power outages and closed roadways.

Prescription Information

Health Net will approve any essential prescription medications (with
current co-payments and deductibles) for any Health Net member in Santa
Barbara County whose medicine was lost in a fire or remained behind
during an evacuation. To obtain an emergency supply, affected members
need to return to the pharmacy where the original prescription was
filled. If the pharmacy is not open due to the state of emergency, or
for questions or assistance, Health Net members should call

Coping Assistance

Health Net members who have lost their homes or have been evacuated due
to the current wildfire should contact MHN, Health Net’s behavioral
health subsidiary, for referrals to mental health counselors, local
resources or telephonic consultations to help them cope with stress,
grief, loss or other trauma resulting from the fire. For the duration of
the fire and its immediate aftermath, affected Health Net members should
contact MHN 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-227-1060.

Information for Healthcare Providers

Health Net is taking steps to help ensure that healthcare providers in
areas affected by the wildfire are able to continue providing for Health
Net members’ medical needs. Healthcare providers who contract with
Health Net should call 1-800-641-7761 for guidance on prescription
refill guidelines, length of time to obtain authorizations for
treatment, or approval for out-of-network services in the event a
contracting provider or facility becomes unavailable.

Other Important Information

Depending on how the fire situation progresses, Health Net may make
additional changes to its policies as needed to help ensure members have
access to necessary healthcare services.

About Health Net

Health Net of California, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene
Corporation (NYSE: CNC), provides and administers health benefits
through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription
drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medi-Cal and dual
eligible programs. Health Net also offers access to behavioral health,
substance abuse and employee assistance programs, and managed healthcare
services related to prescription drugs. For more information on Health
Net, please visit the company’s website at

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