The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes referred to as “Obamacare”, requires individuals to have health insurance in 2014. Individuals without health coverage may be subject to a tax penalty.
Employees separating from UH and losing Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) health coverage have the following options:
- Enroll in EUTF COBRA Continuation Health Coverage
- Purchase health coverage through individual health providers (e.g., HMSA, Kaiser, etc), or
- Purchase an individual plan through the Hawai‘i Health Connector. Additional information may be found on the Hawai‘i Health Connector website athttp://www.hawaiihealthconnector.com/, or by contacting the Health Connector Consumer Support at 877-628-5076 or individual health providers. Individuals may also contact the EUTF for COBRA information at 586-7390 (Oahu) or toll free at 1-800-295-0089, or by e-mailing questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.