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Health Net Federal Services Sharing New COVID-19 Support Program to Assist Providers with Grant Writing, Small Business Loan Applications

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Health Net Federal Services, LLC, (HNFS) is providing assistance to network providers who are seeking relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the CARES Act. HNFS is sharing access to a dedicated online portal of Provider Financial Support & Resources, where network providers can research benefits they may be eligible for and work directly with experts to apply for them. The portal was developed by Centene Corporation, a leading multi-national healthcare company. As part of the Centene family, HNFS is providing access to these resources to aid providers in grant writing and business loan applications, among other key activities.

“Our providers remain diligent in the fight against COVID-19. They are on the front lines every day taking care of our beneficiary population, many of whom who serve or have served in our nation’s military,” said Kathleen Redd, President and CEO of HNFS. “We encourage providers who have been economically impacted to take advantage of these financial support resources. HNFS remains prepared to support you and our community in these challenging times.” 

The program will help providers apply for various benefits including small business loans, a paycheck protection plan, and various grants they may be eligible for. This includes Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), behavioral health providers and community-based behavioral health organizations, Centers for Independent Living (CILs), and long-term service and supports organizations operating on the front lines. 

This resource also helps providers explore additional funds through state-offered loans and grants by working with nationally recognized healthcare consultants, organizations, state government agencies and former SBA executives. In addition to the online portal, provider partners will have access to webinars and one-on-one consulting with key experts.

HNFS and Centene have made it a priority to support providers, especially small providers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. For our TRICARE network, the Department of Defense recently announced it will waive TRICARE copayments for COVID-19 testing and related services, including office visits, urgent care and emergency room visits during which tests are ordered. 

If you are a provider looking for more information about benefits you may be eligible for, please visit https://www.centene.com/covid-19-resource-center/provider-assistance.html for more information.

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Note on SBA Announcement
The information provided does not represent all of the information available or that you may need for making your financial decisions or completing your application. The Federal and State government(s) are best able to provide resources and assistance. We recommended that you contact your financial institution or advisor before making any financial decisions.