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Hawaii Health Connector invests in community partners

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Health Connector has announced it is partnering with 34 community organizations across the state for participation in the Connector’s Hii Ola Marketplace Assister program. Open enrollment for the Connector begins in October, and grants have been awarded to support marketplace assisters, known as Kokua, whom will serve an integral role in […]

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Health insurance marketplace on track for October launch

MEDIA RELEASE The state and the Hawaii Health Connector has received the next stage of approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to launch Hawaii’s new online health insurance marketplace on Oct. 1, 2013. The Connector had received conditional federal approval in January following […]

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HHC awards $12M contract for customer service center

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Health Connector today announced that it has awarded Maximus Health Services, Inc. a $12 million multi-year contract for the development, implementation and management, including support services, of the Connector’s customer service contact center. The contact center will be based on Oahu, and Maximus Health Services will hire as many as 25 […]

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Hawaii Health Connector awarded $128M federal funding

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Health Connector has announced it has received a $128,086,634 Level 2 multi-year funded grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This award will fund the customer service call center, consumer assistance program and general maintenance and operations of the Connector through December 2014. In March, the Connector announced […]

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Hawaii Health Connector seeks customer service proposals

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Health Connector has announced it has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the development, implementation and management of a customer service contact center and support services. The Connector is releasing the RFP to solicit proposals from qualified vendors to provide best in class customer service. The nonprofit state-based Exchange is […]

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Hawaii Health Connector awarded conditional approval

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Health Connector has announced it has received conditional approval from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services to operate a state-based health insurance exchange. This is a key milestone in the establishment of the state’s online health insurance marketplace, which opens for enrollment Oct. 1, 2013. “This is great news […]

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Hawaii Health Connector signs key contracts

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Health Connector has announced the award recipients for two separate contracts — one to construct the online marketplace for the state-based health insurance exchange and a second contract for public relations services. “This is an exciting next step in the establishment of the health insurance exchange in Hawaii,” said Coral Andrews, […]

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Hawaii Health Connector submits blueprint application

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Health Connector has announced it has submitted its “blueprint” application to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ahead of the deadline, which has now been extended a month by the Obama administration. As part of the regulations implementing the federal Affordable Care Act, HHS is required to complete […]

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Hawaii selects healthcare benefits package

MEDIA RELEASE The State of Hawaii has met a major milestone in ensuring that all the people of Hawaii have access to high-quality healthcare and insurance coverage. Gov. Neil Abercrombie has announced the state has selected a healthcare benefits package that will outline the minimum array of benefits insurers must provide for years 2014 and […]

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Hawaii Health Connector releases RFP for communication

Hawaii Health Connector releases RFP for communication

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Health Connector is seeking proposals from qualified bidders to provide professional communication services to promote the online health insurance marketplace currently under development. The request for proposal (RFP) contains three components—market research, communication strategy and public relations. The Connector is looking to grow awareness of the online marketplace as the premier […]

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Hawaii Health Connector receives $61.8M federal grant

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Health Connector has received a $61.8 million grant for Hawaii’s health insurance exchange from Department of Health and Human Services. Hawaii was the first state in the nation to declare its intent to set up a state-certified health insurance exchange and its Congressional delegation, headed by Sen. Daniel Inouye, has been […]

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Hawaii Health Connector hires community outreach team

Hawaii Health Connector hires community outreach team

MEDIA RELEASE Rose A. Hughes has been named director of communications for the Hawaii Health Connector. Also joining Hawaii’s health insurance exchange are Me’ja Kaniho as community outreach manager and Kanoelehua K.L. Renaud as consumer relations manager. “One of the most important jobs of the Connector is to help the residents of Hawaii to understand […]

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Hawai‘i Health Connector releases RFP for IT development

The Hawai‘i Health Connector seeks proposals from qualified bidders for the construction of its online marketplace for health insurance. As stated in Governor Neil Abercrombie’s declaration letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, Hawai’i’s intent is to implement a non-profit State-based Exchange, and the Connector is seeking solutions supporting this initiative.

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Hawaii Health Connector seats board members

Hawaii Health Connector seats board members

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Health Connector, established to create and oversee the State’s health insurance exchange, seats 15 permanent board members beginning July 1. The board members are: * Cliff Alakai – Maui Medical Group * Clementina Ceria-Ulep, Ph.D., MSN, R.N. – Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) * Joan Danieley – Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, […]

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