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Employer Connection
May 2021
Aloha! We are pleased to provide the following updates, and encourage you to share this information with others in your company. View previous notices.
COVID-19 Updates
As we continue to monitor developments, here are a few updates:
  • COVID-19 vaccines are now available to Hawai‘i residents age 12 and older. Refer to the Hawai‘i State Department of Health website for registration information. If you or your family members have not yet received the vaccine and have questions, please contact your physician.
 
  • The costs of medically necessary testing and treatment for COVID-19 remain covered at 100% in accordance with HMAA’s medical plans until the Public Health Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 ends. This means HMAA members will not be responsible for copayments, coinsurance, or deductibles related to medically necessary COVID-19 testing or treatment until July 2021 unless the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services declares otherwise.
COBRA Premium Subsidy and Special Election Period
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) assists qualifying individuals who lose employer group coverage due to an involuntary termination of employment or reduction of hours by allowing them to opt for COBRA coverage at no cost for a limited time.
 
In early April, HMAA notified applicable employers of these COBRA subsidy provisions and included a list of potential assistance eligible individuals (AEIs). HMAA recently sent notices and election forms to affected individuals. Employers that self-administer their company’s COBRA coverage are responsible for sending notices to their affected individuals.
 
For more information, you may refer to www.whitehouse.gov/american-rescue-plan.
Featured Savings from FIT4MOM Windward Kailua 
HMAA’s Member Plus program features special offers from a wide variety of merchants for fitness and health, food and beverage, and business services. Visit himemberplus.com for details. We invite clients to enjoy free promotion of your business when you provide a discount to HMAA members through Member Plus.
Watch our Mommy Moments segment with HI Now that recently aired on Hawaii News Now: Sunrise featuring one of our participating merchants, FIT4MOM Windward Kailua. They demonstrated fun exercises for moms and moms-to-be!
Free Incentives for Expectant Moms 
Baby & Me is HMAA’s free and innovative maternity program designed to help expectant moms and their babies stay healthy during and after pregnancy. We provide education and guidance, along with these fantastic incentives.
 
  • Prenatal class reimbursement of up to $150
  • Breast pump and accessories courtesy of Pharmacare Hawaii, conveniently delivered to your home at no charge or available for pickup at selected pharmacies
  • Healthy Baby Kit with information about pregnancy stages and baby care
  • Physician-grade fetal Doppler to hear baby’s heartbeat (6-month rental)
  • $250 Target GiftCard™ for diaper products 
Members covered by an HMAA medical plan and in weeks 1 to 20 of pregnancy may enroll. This program is encouraged and voluntary; restrictions apply. View program details.
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 AccountManager@hmaa.com.