HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair

Rep. Richard P. Creagan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Dee Morikawa

 

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION & COMMERCE

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Bob McDermott

 

NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TIME:

2:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. 

 

SB 1338, SD2

(SSCR698)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH CONNECTOR.

Enables the Hawaii health connector to offer large group coverage to insurers.  Expands the potential small businesses market in the connector by amending the current definition of "small employer" under section 431:2-201.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes.  Beginning January 1, 2016, ends transitional renewal policies in Hawaii.  Requires health insurers to provide notice to group health plans offering continuation coverage about options to secure affordable coverage under the connector.  Effective July 1, 2020.  (SD1)

 

HLT/CPC, FIN

SB 1028, SD2

(SSCR889)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH CONNECTOR.

Aligns state law with certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act by requiring qualified health plans in the connector to contract with federally-qualified health centers and utilize payment methodology as specified in the federal Social Security Act.  Retains current financial and service benefits of the Hawaii health connector.  Enhances the availability of services through the connector.  Authorizes the State of Hawaii to guarantee debentures issued by the connector.  Specifies that the Director of Finance, pursuant to an act of the Legislature, may use the emergency and budget reserve fund to guarantee, approve, and oversee the issuance of the debentures by the connector.  Effective 07/01/2050.  (SD2)

 

HLT/CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

As this is a decision making meeting only, no public testimony will be accepted.

 

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For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at 586-9425.

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair

 

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair