Business / In Brief • May 14, 2013

Pacific Wings to stop flying in state

HONOLULU – Pacific Wings, an airline serving five Hawaii destinations with a Cessna 208, is ceasing operations.

Hawaii News Now reported Monday that Pacific Wings will be shutting down its Hawaii operation in mid-June.

Pacific Wings has been in operation since the 1970s and serves mainly smaller markets like Molokai, Kalaupapa, Lanai, Hana and Waimea-Kamuela.


Medicaid Quest sign-up postponed

HONOLULU – Hawaii is postponing open enrollment for roughly 250,000 members of the state’s Medicaid health insurance program, Quest, amid a contract dispute between a health center and the Hawaii Medical Service Association.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday that Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center is disputing a new payment contract for giving services to about 7,500 Quest members who have insurance from the Hawaii Medical Service Association.

Human Services spokeswoman Kayla Rosenfeld said the open enrollment period has been changed to June 17-28.