Employer Connection
November 2019
Aloha! We are pleased to share the following updates, and encourage you to share this information with others in your company. View previous notices.
Reporting Requirements for Employer Shared Responsibility
In accordance with the ACA “Pay or Play” provisions, fully insured Applicable Large Employers (ALEs, generally those with at least 50 full-time employees) must report the type of health coverage offered to full-time employees and their dependents. HMAA is once again pleased to support our ALE clients, upon request and at no cost, by providing compiled demographic and coverage data to assist with completion of the required IRS 1095-C forms. Data will be provided in a Microsoft Excel compatible format and available beginning December 15, 2019. To request 2019 data, contact your Account Manager. Please note you must submit a new request each year.
This information is based on HMAA’s review and interpretation, is intended for educational purposes only, and does not represent tax, legal, or compliance advice. For additional information about Employer Shared Responsibility and reporting, visit the IRS website.
Worksite Wellness Solutions
At HMAA, we’re more than just a health plan! To promote healthy living for our members, we offer a free suite of health and wellness services that include the following. Visit for a complete list.
  • Free flu vaccinations at your worksite or convenient pharmacies
  • Biometric screenings at your worksite, including BMI, blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol (requirements apply)
  • Baby & Me, our free and innovative maternity program designed to help expectant moms and their babies stay healthy during and after pregnancy
  • Active&Fit® multi-gym memberships
  • Employee Assistance Program comprised of educational or counseling sessions
  • Physician consultations through HiDoc® at any time from your computer or mobile device
Member Plus Discounts
Our Member Plus Discount Program features special offers for HMAA members from a wide variety of merchants for health, fitness, food and beverage, and business services.

We invite HMAA employer groups to become participating merchants and enjoy free promotion of your business when you provide a discount through our program. Visit for details.
Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays
Benefits of a Diet Rich in Vegetables

Vegetables are a key part of a healthy diet. They provide nutrients vital for your health, are naturally low in fat and calories, and have no cholesterol! Diets rich in plant-based nutrients help maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which lead to a lower risk of heart disease (including heart attack and stroke) and certain types of cancer. Eating more vegetables is also great for skin and eye health, and helps your body heal from things like cuts and wounds.
Tools to Track Your Healthy Eating

Have you heard about health tracker websites or apps such as MyFitnessPal, Lose It!, or NutritionFacts? Using tools to track your healthy eating goals starts with understanding what is in your food. Experts recommend that you keep your intake of saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol as low as possible as part of a balanced diet. By understanding the Nutrition Facts label, you can make quick, informed food choices.
Need Assistance?
If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact your HMAA Account Manager directly or at (808) 791-7654, toll-free at (800) 621-6998 x301, or .