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HEC Releases 2019 Legislative Forecast Via On-Demand Webinar
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The 2019 legislative session recently convened on January 16 and lawmakers have until January 24 to file any bills they want to have considered this year. To assist our members in preparing for session, we have released a
ACA Declared Unconstitutional, But No Changes Yet
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
As you may have heard, a Texas federal court recently ruled the entire Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) unconstitutional. What does that mean for you? Nothing yet. Lawsuit Background As mentioned in this news
Form HC-5 for 2019 Now Available
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Disability Compensation Division recently released Form HC-5 Employee Notification to Employer for Calendar Year 2019. Employees who choose to waive their employer's health
Annual Family Health Insurance Premiums May Cost $42,500 in Less Than a Decade
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A big mahalo to State Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito for his December 8, 2017 presentation concerning health insurance costs in Hawaii.

Free Health Insurance for Former Employee Relieved Employer of Liability for COBRA Violation
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Despite the fact that a software company failed to notify an employee of his COBRA benefits immediately following his termination, it was not liable for statutory penalties because he suffered no prejudice as a result of the COBRA violation, a U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has ruled.

DLIR makes 2018 HC-5 Form Available
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Companies with employees who waived medical coverage in 2017 will need to follow up with these employees to determine if they intend to waive coverage in 2018.

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Resources Updated for New Hawaii Laws

Have you updated your policies, procedures, and handbook provisions to reflect the new laws? HEC has updated various resources on its website.

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