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Health Net, Inc.
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
Members of the management team of Health Net, Inc. (the Company) expect to meet with investors and analysts on September 27 and 28, 2012. Some of these meetings will take place at the 3rd Annual Sanford C. Bernstein Healthcare Reform Conference (the Conference) on September 28, 2012, where members of the Companys management team will also be giving a presentation at approximately 8:45 a.m. (Eastern time) and participating in a panel discussion at approximately 12:15 p.m. (Eastern time). During these meetings, the Company intends to address its prospects and historical performance. Since the Company is currently in its quiet period prior to its release of earnings results for the third quarter of 2012, the Companys management team will not be discussing the Companys earnings guidance or third quarter financial performance at these meetings or at the Conference.
The information in this Item 7.01 shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any Company filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS: The Company and its representatives may from time to time make written and oral forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA) of 1995, including statements in this and other reports, in presentations, press releases, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), reports to stockholders and in meetings with investors and analysts. All statements in this report, other than statements of historical information provided herein, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements and as such are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for forward-looking statements provided by PSLRA. These statements are based on managements analysis, judgment, belief and expectation only as of the date hereof, and are subject to changes in circumstances and a number of risks and uncertainties. Without limiting the foregoing, statements including the words believes, anticipates, plans, expects, may, should, could, estimate, intend, feels, will, projects and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by the forward-looking information and statements due to, among other things, health care reform and other increased government participation in and regulation of health benefits and managed care operations, including the ultimate impact of the Affordable Care Act, which could materially adversely affect the Companys financial condition, results of operations and cash flows through, among other things, reduced revenues, new taxes, expanded liability, and increased costs (including medical, administrative, technology or other costs), or require changes to the ways in which the Company does business; rising health care costs; continued slow economic growth or a further decline in the economy; negative prior period claims reserve developments; trends in medical care ratios; membership declines; unexpected utilization patterns or unexpectedly severe or widespread illnesses; rate cuts and other risks and uncertainties affecting the Companys Medicare or Medicaid businesses; the Companys ability to successfully participate in the dual eligibles pilot programs; litigation costs; regulatory issues with federal and state agencies including, but not limited to, the California Department of Managed Health Care, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and state departments of insurance; operational issues; failure to effectively oversee our third-party vendors; noncompliance by the Company or the Companys business associates with any privacy laws or any security breach involving the misappropriation, loss or other unauthorized use or disclosure of confidential information; liabilities incurred in connection with the Companys divested operations; impairment of the Companys goodwill or other intangible assets; investment portfolio impairment charges; volatility in the financial markets; and general business and market conditions. Additional 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 the Companys most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC, and the risks discussed in the Companys other filings with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to address or publicly update any of its forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date of this report.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.