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Health insurance payment deadlines fast approaching

January 20, 2014
The Maui News

Consumers who selected a health or dental plan through the Hawai'i Health Connector by Wednesday are reminded about upcoming premium payment deadlines for coverage that begins Feb. 1.

Deadlines are:

* HMSA: First of the effective month or 10 days from billing date after the effective month

* Kaiser: Saturday

* HDS: Jan. 31

* Best Life: Jan. 31

Individuals and families have until March 31 to enroll in a plan to avoid tax penalties. Individuals and families can receive tax subsidies only through Hawai'i Health Connector, a news release said.

For more information, including information on upcoming enrollment deadlines and payments, contact the Hawai'i Health Connector Customer Support Center at (877) 628-5076 or (855) 585-8604 for TTY/TDD.

The phone numbers for the participating health and dental plans are:

* HMSA, (800) 620-4672

* Kaiser, (800) 966-5955

* HDS, (800) 232-2533

* Best Life, (800) 433-0088

The Hawai'i Health Connector is the online health insurance marketplace for Hawaii. The connector was established as a nonprofit organization in 2011 by the Hawaii State Legislature through Act 205, in order to comply with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.



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