Hawaii’s largest insurers pulls out of health insurance exchange

Hawaii long term care insurance industry

The Hawaii Medical Services Association is abandoning the state’s insurance exchange Hawaii’s largest insurance company has pulled out of the state’s health insurance exchange, Hawaii Health Connector. The insurer, the Hawaii Medical Service Association, opted to pull its small business plans from the exchange late last week. Next year, agents working with small businesses will have only one insurer to work with through the exchange: Kaiser Permanente. The decision is not expected to affect individual health insurance plans in any way and many of the states insurers do not have…

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Hawaii sets minimum health insurance benefits for exchange program

Hawaii Health insurance company

Hawaii Governor announces minimum health insurance benefits Insurance news from Hawaii may be welcome for residents awaiting affordable health insurance. The state government has determined the minimum insurance benefits consumers will receive through a state-run health insurance exchange. The announcement was made by Governor Neil Abercrombie early this week. In choosing the minimum health insurance benefits consumers will receive through new policies, Hawaii moves one step closer to compliance with the Affordable Care Act and establishment of a comprehensive health insurance exchange system. States have opportunity to determine minimum level…

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Health insurance exchange to take root in Hawaii

Governor Neil Abercrombie

Gov. Abercrombie declares intent to build exchange Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie has announced that the state will have a functioning health insurance exchange despite the fate of the Affordable Care Act. The health care reform law has been awaiting judgment from the U.S. Supreme Court for over a month. The law was brought before the Court by several states that have questioned its compliance with the country’s Constitution. According to the law, each state must establish its own health insurance exchange, a provision that Hawaii seems to be committed to…

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