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Choice. No Referrals/Open Access. Preventive care. Consider Health Net.

We've got what you want!

At Health Net, formerly PHS Health Plans, we believe the best thing for your good health is something called respect. We believe a member is a person, not a number or a file folder. We believe that courtesy and responsiveness count. And we believe that you should always have a significant say in your care. In other words, at Health Net, you matter!

Here's how we show that you matter:

No referrals needed/Open Access HMO: Who knows best when you need specialty care? We think you (and your doctor) do. That's why we give you open access to participating specialists. Open access means that you're able to see a participating specialist without a referral for a nominal copayment. Health Net is the only HMO in the State Health Benefits Program that gives you open access to participating specialists. Also, there are no claim forms to fill out and no deductibles.

Choice of participating physicians/providers: If a large choice of physicians and providers is important to you, consider Health Net. At more than 91,000 physician and provider locations in the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, including more than 24,000 provider office locations in New Jersey alone. There is a nominal copayment for office visits with participating physicians and providers.

Access to alternative medical treatments: More than 30 million Americans receive some form of alternative medical care every year. With our Health Net AlternaCareSM program, you'll have benefits for chiropractic care and acupuncture, and discounts on massage therapy.

Convenient, toll-free customer service: We are available to answer your health benefit questions at 1-800-441-5741, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or you may email your questions to us at: Our service representatives can help you to select a participating physician or provider, answer your claim questions, and much more.

Smart StartSM: This reminder program helps parents keep track of their children's immunizations from birth to two years of age.

Preventive care to help you stay healthy: We provide coverage for adult and child well exams, childhood immunizations, regular eye exams and cancer screenings. Plus, our female members are covered for regular gynecological visits.

Prescription Drug Coverage: A 30-day supply is available at participating pharmacies for a copayment of $5 for generic drugs, $10 for preferred brand name drugs with no generic equivalent, or $20 for all other brand name drugs. Up to a 90-day supply is available through mail order (call 1-800-441-5741 for details). Note: Prescription drug coverage does not apply to those individuals who have coverage through another program offered by their employer.

Talk to a nurse 24 hours a day: The convenient, free Personal Health Advisor" line helps you get answers to your health and medical questions when your doctor isn't available. The Personal Health Advisor® line is a toll-free call away, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Vision One™ from Cole Managed Vision: Take advantage of $10 off contact lens exams, up to 60 percent off retail prices for frames and lenses and 10 to 20 percent off retail pries for contact lenses. You'll find more that 6,500 locations including Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, JCPenney Optical and Target Optical.

Discounted contact lenses: Through TrUVision™, you'II receive up to a 50 percent savings for doctor-prescribed contact lenses and supplies. Also, they are delivered to your home at no extra shipping or handling costs.

TruVision™ LASIK: TruVision™ has contracted with more than 200 board-eligible surgeons who use only FDA-approved lasers for Laser Vision Correction (often called LASIK). Visit TruVision™ for pricing ($749-$950 per eye based upon the state in which the procedure is performed) and laser locations in your area.

Savings on laser vision correction: You may save significantly on high-quality laser eye surgery through an arrangement with TLC Laser Eye centers."

*Health Net does not credential the surgeons involved or pay for the procedure. Get up to 50 percent off hundreds of vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal remedies, and natural medications at member-only discount prices. Health Net members receive an additional discount on select products each month by registering for a free newsletter.

Fitness Center discount program: Members save money at fitness centers through a health club network. You'll have discounted monthly fees and unlimited access to your primary fitness facility, plus guest privileges at other clubs.

At Health Net, you matter. That's why more than 1 million members in the tri-state area count on us for quality health coverage for themselves and their families.

To learn more, or to see if your doctor is part of our extensive network, check out our Web site at
We look forward to providing you with superior benefits and welcome your inquiries about our plan.

Health Net
One Far Mill Crossing
P.O. Box 904
Shelton, CT 06484

In New Jersey, coverage for the HMO is provided by Health Net of New Jersey, Inc.Health Net® is a registered service mark of Health Net, Inc. All rights reserved.

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