hmaa
Employer Connection
February 2019
Aloha! We are pleased to provide the following updates, and encourage you to share this information with others in your company. View previous notices .
Spread Awareness during American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month and a great opportunity to help spread awareness about preventing heart disease. The American Heart Association (AHA) reports heart disease and related conditions cost the U.S. roughly $313 billion each year in healthcare costs, medication, and lost productivity. Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or managed with a healthy lifestyle – maintaining a healthy diet, staying active, regularly checking blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and taking the appropriate medications.
 
One way you can make a difference is by encouraging your employees and their families to make small changes in their diet, such as reducing their salt intake. The AHA created "The Salty Six" to illustrate the foods that contribute the most sodium to our diets. In addition to high blood pressure, excess levels of sodium may put you at risk for stroke, heart failure, kidney stones, osteoporosis, and other diseases. Take a stand against heart disease by sharing this information and promoting heart-healthy nutrition.
Worksite Health Fairs and Biometric Screenings
Is your company interested in scheduling biometric screenings at your next open enrollment or health fair? We are pleased to offer custom health fair planning and biometric screenings. A minimum of 50 participants is required in order to receive screenings at no cost; otherwise, a cost-share may apply. Minimum participation is not limited to HMAA members.

  • Screenings can include any or all of the following: body mass index (BMI), body composition, blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol
  • Aggregate reporting is available when minimum participation is met
  • Members receive a follow-up letter when their scores are outside the target range for any of the measurements

Contact your HMAA Account Manager or our Wellness Team for further information.
Member Plus Discount Program
Our Member Plus Discount Program features special offers from a wide variety of merchants for fitness and health, food and beverage, and business services. Participating merchants include Makai HR, Gordon Biersch, Lanikai Juice, Kauai Athletic Club, Maui Powerhouse Gym, and The Club in Kona – just to name a few! Simply present your HMAA ID card.

We invite HMAA groups to enjoy free promotion of your business when you provide a discount through our program. Visit himemberplus.com for details!
Updates to Contact Info
Please keep HMAA updated with changes to your company and member contact information. This includes mailing addresses (especially suite and apartment numbers), phone numbers, and email addresses. If we do not have current information on file, there will be a delay in receiving updates and other important information from us.
 
If any information needs to be updated, please complete and submit an Information Change Form for Employer Groups or Members .
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 .