For Immediate Release
Bobby Lambrix
blambrix@mvnp.com
(808) 529-6239
HawaiiHealthConnector.com Opens for Business

HONOLULU, HI October 15, 2013 — The Hawai‘i Health Connector today announced

the opening of the health insurance marketplace web component
HawaiiHealthConnector.com. Individuals, families and small business owners can now
go to HawaiiHealthConnector.com to create an account online, review health insurance
plan options, compare prices and shop for a quality health insurance plan that best
meets their needs and their budgets.

HawaiiHealthConnector.com. Individuals, families and small business owners can now
go to HawaiiHealthConnector.com to create an account online, review health insurance
plan options, compare prices and shop for a quality health insurance plan that best
meets their needs and their budgets.

“We are pleased to announce that the online Hawai‘i Health Connector is now up and
running, and HawaiiHealthConnector.com is open for business,” said Coral Andrews,
executive director. “Improvements to the website are coming in the weeks ahead, yet
today is significant because, for the first time, residents of Hawai‘i have access to
insurance plan and rate information in one place. Anyone wishing to buy health
insurance now has the information they need to make a more informed decision and
choice,” she added.

“All personal information entered through the online application form is fully encrypted
and secure. Safeguarding consumer information is our highest priority.”
“We know there is tremendous public interest in enrolling in health insurance and we
want people to be able begin the process as soon as possible,” said Andrews. “But we
also know that buying health insurance is an important decision – people should take
their time, talk to their family members, to their health care provider, and to our trained
marketplace assisters before making a final choice. Hawai‘i residents can continue to
call our contact center or seek support from the local marketplace assisters on their
island to obtain assistance,” she added.

Individuals and families

Everyone who visits HawaiiHealthConnector.com will be able to choose from a range of
insurance plan options, compare plan specifics and prices, and select their plan and
enroll.

Those who qualify for tax credits will be able to enter information about their
income and family size, and HawaiiHealthConnector.com will calculate the amount of
their tax credit so they can review the available insurance plans and options with their
financial assistance information in mind.

Small businesses

Small businesses will be able to HawaiiHealthConnector.com to set up an employer
account, review insurance plan options and choose the plans and levels of
coverage they will offer to their employees.
Andrews said that there will be no delays for those wishing to have health coverage by
the start of next year. She noted that everyone who completes the enrollment process
and pays their first month’s premium before December 15th will see their coverage start
on January 1st.

For more information about the Connector, please visit HawaiiHealthConnector.com.
About the Hawai‘i Health Connector

The Hawai‘i Health Connector is the online health insurance marketplace for Hawai‘i. The
Connector was established as a non-profit organization in 2011 by the Hawai‘i State Legislature
through Act 205, in order to comply with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
(PPACA) of 2010. The Connector’s aim is an online marketplace that is of Hawai‘i-for-Hawai‘i,
one that takes into account the State’s unique culture and works with the Prepaid Health Care
Act, an employer mandate for health insurance coverage in effect since 1974. For more
information, visit www.HawaiiHealthConnector.com.

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