– USA, CA – Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) today announced that it appointed George Miller, 69, to its board of directors, effective March 12, 2015.
Miller served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 through January 2015, representing the 11th district in Northern California.
During his service as a congressman, from 1975 to 2011 he served as the Chairperson of the House Committee on Education and the Work Force, which was one of the three committees responsible for passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the House. Miller also served as the Chairperson of the House Committee on Natural Resources from 1991 to 1995, and served on the House Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families from 1982 to 1984. He also served as the Vice-Chair of the Democratic Committee on Steering and Policy for eight years and as a member of the House Committee on the Budget.
“I am pleased to welcome George to Health Net’s board,” said Jay Gellert, president and chief executive officer of Health Net, Inc. “George is known and respected for his intimate understanding and leadership across a full range of policy areas, including health care and the ACA.”
The company also announced the retirement of Patrick Foley, effective May 7, 2015. Foley served as a director of the company since April 1997 and as a director of a predecessor company since 1996. He currently is a member of Health Net’s compensation and governance committees.
“On behalf of the entire board and Health Net, I’d like to thank Pat for his tireless commitment to the company,” stated Gellert. “His involvement has added greatly to our company, and we will miss him.”
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 6.0 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid, dual eligible, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and U.S. Department of 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.
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