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HMSA video: Talk to your PCP

We are passing on a message from HMSA below with minimal editing: EUTF Actives Open Enrollment has just ended, and it’s a perfect time for your membership to gear up for the new plan year. Plan selections have been made, but what’s next? Part of being healthy means seeing a PCP for regular check-ups and screenings. We created another video for your membership on Talking to Your PCP. To encourage our members to take control of their own health and well-being, the [...]

2021-06-08T17:22:47-10:00June 14, 2021|ERS/EUTF, Frontpage, Monday Report|

Legislature Funds UHPA Ratified Contract

We are pleased to inform you that the Legislature has approved and appropriately funded our recently ratified (with a 95% approval) successor agreement (2021-2023), including the negotiated increases to the EUTF.   You can download a PDF for details of the negotiated increases and the updated premium rates as you make your decisions for what plans best suit you during this open enrollment period.  Download the PDFs of EUTF Rates contributions EUTF Rates (PDF download) Cover letter to EUTF (PDF download ) [...]

2021-05-03T07:58:47-10:00May 3, 2021|Contract negotiations, ERS/EUTF, Frontpage, Monday Report|

Will Self-Insurance Save EUTF millions?

The below letter was sent to the Editors of the Star Advertiser and publishes some financial facts in response to various voices claiming substantial EUTF liability savings if a "self-insurance" model is adopted. UHPA Executive Director Christian Fern serves as secretary-treasurer of the EUTF board of trustees. February 18, 2021 Honolulu Star-Advertiser To the editor: The SARS-CoV-2 virus has brought the world to its knees, sickening and killing millions.  Not in a generation has the importance of health and sustainability been so [...]

2021-02-26T11:28:15-10:00March 1, 2021|Commentary, ERS/EUTF, Frontpage, Monday Report, Opinion|

EUTF Health Benefit Total Premium Rates Effective July 1, 2019

The Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) Board of Trustees approved on 11/27/18 and 12/18/18 the new EUTF Health Benefit Premium Rates for active employees effective July 1, 2019.  Exhibit I breaks out the HMSA medical and CVS prescription drug rates and also shows a comparison of the July 1, 2018 and 2019 rates.  The monthly employee contributions are not provided at this time.

2018-12-20T12:24:51-10:00December 20, 2018|ERS/EUTF, Financial, Frontpage, Newsletter|

EUTF Health Premium Rates Revised Effective July 1, 2018

The Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) Premium Rates will be revised effective July 1, 2018, due to the recent waiver by Congress of the ACA insurer fee for calendar 2019. The Open Enrollment period for active members to make changes to their current health plan coverage is from April 2 - 30, 2018.  Please visit the EUTF website for more information.  

2018-03-23T12:31:17-10:00March 23, 2018|ERS/EUTF, Frontpage, Newsletter|

UHPA Supports Ka‘āina Hull for the ERS Board

Retirement benefits offered through the Hawaii Employee Retirement System (ERS) continue to be a vital component of our overall benefits package.  Over the past five years, the ERS Board of Trustees have been empowered to make more decisions that could impact the viability and sustainability of our retirement system.  Current discussions taking place at the ERS Board could impact the retirement benefits of current members. The upcoming ERS Board election is an opportunity to select an individual that will be able to protect faculty interests and [...]

2017-10-20T21:58:26-10:00October 20, 2017|ERS/EUTF, Frontpage, Newsletter|

EUTF Employee/Employer Contribution Rate Sheet (Revised)

See the revised EUTF Employee/Employer Contribution Rate Sheet effective July 1, 2017 for Active employees. The EUTF has also updated the open enrollment on demand video. Open enrollment closed May 12, 2017. If you have any open enrollment questions, please visit the EUTF website or contact the EUTF at 586-7390 or toll-free at 1-800-295-0089.    

2017-05-30T18:05:50-10:00May 3, 2017|ERS/EUTF, Frontpage, Newsletter|

Navigating through EUTF Open Enrollment choices

Considerations When Selecting Your Health Plan Perhaps your current health plan no longer meets your needs or has become too expensive for you and your family? Open Enrollment is your one opportunity to make the necessary changes to what best meets your needs today. The EUTF Open Enrollment period is from April 3rd through April 28, 2017. Any changes you make will be effective July 1, 2017. There will be an opportunity to learn more about the the different plan options at [...]

2018-06-05T11:24:44-10:00March 22, 2017|ERS/EUTF, Frontpage, Newsletter|

FAQs about the Hawaii ERS Unfunded Liability

In recent weeks, we have seen a great deal of information regarding the dramatic increase in the unfunded liability of the Hawaii ERS (Employeesʻ Retirement System).  We understand the concerns and wanted to provide some perspective on this situation to ensure that you, as beneficiaries, understand what happened and how it is being handled.  Please look through the Q&A below and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.   What is the Hawaii ERS unfunded liability? The ERS unfunded [...]

2017-02-21T09:47:15-10:00February 20, 2017|Contract negotiations, ERS/EUTF, Frontpage, Newsletter|
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