Notices

PART A: General Information When key parts of the health care law take effect in 2014, there will be a new way to buy health insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace. To assist you as you evaluate options for you and your family, this notice provides some basic information about the new Marketplace and employment­based health ...
Read More New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage – (expires 1-31-2017)

Designation of a Primary Care Provider (PCP): The HMO medical plan options generally require the designation of a primary care provider (PCP). You have the right to designate any primary care provider who participates in the network and who is available to accept you or your family members. For children, you may designate a pediatrician ...
Read More Patient Protection Rights of The Affordable Care Act

PART A: General Information When key parts of the health care law take effect in 2014, there will be a new way to buy health insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace. To assist you as you evaluate options for you and your family, this notice provides some basic information about the new Marketplace and employment-based health ...
Read More New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage

If you or your eligible dependents are currently Medicare eligible, or will become Medicare eligible during the next 12 months, you need to be sure that you understand whether the prescription drug coverage that you elect under the Medical Plan options available to you are or are not creditable with (as valuable as) Medicare’s prescription ...
Read More Medicare Notices of Creditable Coverage Reminder

This notice is for people enrolled in ACTIVE PLANS with Medicare. Please read this notice carefully and keep it where you can find it. This Notice has information about your current prescription drug coverage with the HSTA VB, HMSA and Kaiser medical plans and the prescription drug coverage available for people with Medicare. It also ...
Read More Important Notice from Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) about Prescription Drug Coverage for People enrolled in ACTIVE PLANS with Medicare

If you or your children are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP and you’re eligible for health coverage from your employer, your state may have a premium assistance program that can help pay for coverage, using funds from their Medicaid or CHIP programs. If you or your children aren’t eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, you won’t ...
Read More Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 requires health plans to comply with privacy rules. These rules are intended to protect your personal health information from being inappropriately used and disclosed. The rules also give you additional rights concerning control of your own healthcare information. The HIPAA Privacy Notice explains how the ...
Read More HIPAA Privacy Notice Reminder from EUTF

If you are in a benefits-eligible position and choose not to be covered by one of EUTF or HSTA VB’s medical plan options, remember that you must maintain medical plan coverage elsewhere or you can purchase health insurance through a Marketplace (www.healthcare.gov), typically at the Marketplace annual enrollment in the fall each year. Americans without ...
Read More Caution: If you decline medical plan coverage offered through the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund

In compliance with a federal law referred to as COBRA Continuation Coverage, this plan offers its eligible employees and their covered dependents (known as qualified beneficiaries) the opportunity to elect temporary continuation of their group health coverage when that coverage would otherwise end because of certain events (called qualifying events). Qualified beneficiaries are entitled to ...
Read More COBRA Coverage Reminder

The health benefits available to you represent a significant component of your compensation package. They also provide important protection for you and your family in the case of illness or injury. As required by law, across the US, insurance companies and group health plans like ours are providing plan participants with a consumer-friendly SBC as ...
Read More Availability of Summary Health Information: The Summary of Benefit and Coverage (SBC) Document(s)