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Member Rights and Responsibilities

Provider Type

  • Physicians
  • Participating Physician Groups (PPG)
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

Members have the right to expect a certain level of service from their health care providers. Members are also responsible for cooperating with providers in obtaining health care services. Health Net developed member rights and responsibilities statements in accordance with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These member rights and responsibilities apply to member's relationships with Health Net, and all participating providers responsible for member care. In addition to member rights and responsibilities, medical services must be provided in a culturally competent manner without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, health status, physical or mental handicap, or disability.

Health Net members are notified annually of their rights and responsibilities via the member's Evidence of Coverage (EOC) or Certificate of Insurance (COI) and are listed below for reference. The actual statements of member rights and responsibilities may vary slightly from what is included in the EOC or COI. Health Net members with questions regarding their rights and responsibilities should be directed to their specific member materials.

Members have the right to:

  • Receive information about Health Net, its services, its providers and member rights and responsibilities.
  • Be treated with respect and recognition of their dignity and right to privacy;
  • Participate with providers in making decisions about their health care;
  • A candid discussion of appropriate or medically necessary treatment options for their conditions, regardless of cost or benefit coverage;
  • Use interpreters who are not your family members or friends;
  • File a grievance in your preferred language by using the interpreter service or by completing the translated grievance form that is available on;
  • File a complaint if your language needs are not met;
  • Voice complaints or appeals about the organization or the care it provides; and
  • Make recommendations regarding the organization's member rights and responsibilities policies.

Members have the responsibility to:

  • Supply information (to the extent possible) that the organization and its providers need in order to provide care;
  • Follow plans and instructions for care that they have agreed on with their providers;
  • Be aware of their health problems and participate in developing mutually agreed-upon treatment goals to the degree possible; and
  • Refrain from submitting false, fraudulent, or misleading claims or information to Health Net or your providers.
Last Updated: 07/01/2024