Continuing Health Coverage during the COVID-19 Situation
Hawaii employers can continue to provide company-paid healthcare benefits to their eligible employees under certain circumstances. Due to the complexity of, and potential changes to, the requirements, please consult with your legal or other advisor to determine how the rules apply to your business.

As a result of COVID-19, HMAA is extending its normal grace period for payment of insurance premiums and waiving its fees for late payments or reinstatements.
  • The grace period for payment of monthly premiums will extend to forty-five (45) days starting with coverage for March 2020. This extension will continue through August 2020. Example: April 2020 premiums normally due April 1 may be paid until May 15.

  • Fees normally charged by HMAA for late payments or reinstatements will be waived starting with coverage for March 2020. This waiver will continue through the end of 2020.

Employers will need to continue notifying HMAA that their employees are on an approved leave of absence; this includes furlough, sick le ave, FMLA , and FFCRA . They must also continue to pay the monthly premiums for their affected employees and dependents who remain covered. HMAA will continue to monitor the situation closely and implement necessary measures accordingly .
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 .