Health Net, Inc. is an American health care insurance provider. HMO, POS, insured PPO and government contracts subsidiaries provide health benefits to approximately 5.9 million individuals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Nets behavioral health services subsidiary, MHN, provides behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs to approximately 7.3 million individuals in various states, including the companys own health plan members. The companys subsidiaries also offer managed health care products related to prescription drugs, and offer managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs. St. Louis-based Centene announced in July that it plans to buy Health Net for $6.8 billion.