Please be advised that effective September 1, 2021, HMAA reverted to the standard 30-day grace period for premium payments. For example, October 2021 premium was due on October 1, 2021, and the final deadline including the grace period was October 31, 2021.
Please also be advised that reinstatement fees may apply.
Keep in mind Hawaii employers can continue to provide company-paid healthcare benefits to their eligible employees under certain circumstances. Employers will need to continue notifying HMAA when their employees are on an approved leave of absence; this includes sick leave, FMLA, and FFCRA. They must also continue to pay monthly premiums for employees and dependents who remain covered. Due to the fluidity and complexity of the requirements, please consult with your legal or other advisor as needed.
HMAA continues to monitor the situation closely.
This notice and its FAQs were last updated on November 1, 2021 and are subject to future review and modification.