Employer Connection
February 2021
Aloha! We are pleased to provide the following updates, and encourage you to share this information with others in your company.
Our Secure Message Center
On February 20, 2021, HMAA and our administrator, HWMG, will change our email encryption service to SonicWall. Recipients who receive an encrypted message from our Secure Message Center will receive a notification email with instructions on how to open the message through a customized link from
COVID-19 Vaccine for Essential Workers 
According to the latest federal and state guidance, essential workers in Phase 1b* have been identified to be given priority for COVID-19 vaccination. If your business employs essential workers, you may take the Allocation Planning for Organizations with Essential Workers Survey from the Department of Health to coordinate vaccinations. Essential staff may not be able to receive the vaccine at this time unless identified on the Survey.
*Essential workers in Phase 1b per the Hawai‘i Department of Health: first responders, corrections officers, emergency services dispatchers, critical transportation infrastructure workers (harbor and dock workers, public transportation, etc.), critical utilities (energy, water, etc.), teachers and childcare and educational support staff (childcare, early education, K‐12, post‐secondary), those essential for federal, state, local government operations, and U.S. Postal Service employees.
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.
Member Plus Discounts
We invite HMAA groups to enjoy free promotion of your business when you provide a discount through our Member Plus Discount Program. Visit for details!
Our program features special offers from a wide variety of merchants for fitness and health, food and beverage, and business services. Participating merchants include Egan’s Bootcamp, Healthy Baby Hawaii, and CrossCountry Mortgage – just to name a few!
Promote Heart Health during American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month and a great opportunity to promote heart health. 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 appropriate medications.

As a good first step, encourage your employees and their families to make healthy changes to their diets. The American Heart Association offers lots of tips and tools for smart eating that’s also delicious! 
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