Employer Connection
November 2020
Aloha! We are pleased to provide 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, 2020. To request 2020 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.
COVID-19 National Emergency Updates
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following have been extended by federal government officials.

  • COVID-19 testing and treatment coverage requirements are tied to the Declaration of Public Health Emergency, which is currently set to expire on January 21, 2021 if not further extended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • The National Emergency for COVID-19 is set to end sometime in 2021 pursuant to ERISA, or earlier per the President’s action, but an exact date has not been identified.

HMAA continues to monitor the situation closely and is prepared to make further adjustments to help employers provide quality healthcare benefits. For more information, visit or contact your HMAA Account Manager.
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.
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