We are pleased to announce the State of Hawai‘i has elected to adopt CMS’ extension of its transitional/grandmothered policy in the small group market. For grandmothered groups, the decision further delays the mandatory conversion to an Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant policy and rate structure. At this time the extension is through December 31, 2020.

This does not impact all HMAA clients. You are a grandmothered group affected by this transitional policy if your company:

  • Has 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees;
  • Is not currently enrolled in a “grandfathered” health plan; and
  • Obtained HMAA coverage before October 1, 2013.

This notice and extension is informational only and does not require any action on your part. For more information regarding the ACA, please consult with your legal counsel or visit www.healthcare.gov .