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The Special Enrollment Period that extended the deadline for citizens of the Federated Stated of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau who currently reside in Hawai’i to enroll for coverage (retroactively) starting Jan. 1, 2016. The deadline to enroll is Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. Hawai’i residents who are eligible ...
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Honolulu, HI – The Department of Human Services encourages families to apply for its Preschool Open Doors (POD) program between Monday, February 1 and March 31, 2016.  Applications received during this period will be considered for preschool participation between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. This program, which is currently serving more than 1,100 ...
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Honolulu, HI – The open enrollment period for individuals and families to sign up for 2016 healthcare coverage through HealthCare.gov ends this Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. Individuals who were enrolled through the Hawai’i Health Connector in 2015 must re-enroll for 2016 coverage through HealthCare.gov or they will no longer be insured. Individuals and families without ...
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The deadline to re-enroll for continued health coverage has been extended by 48 hours to 9 PM, Thursday, 12/17/15. You can enroll through HealthCare.gov online or by phone 1-800-318-2596 (open 24 hours a day, seven days a week). If you need in-person assistance, you can schedule an appointment with a Kokua through the Hawaii Health Connector. Interested individuals should bring ...
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HONOLULU – Multiple outreach events will take place on Oahu for those interested in hands-on help with health insurance enrollment through the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace. Interested individuals should bring documentation such as a valid passport, I-94, social security number, and proof of income (i.e., pay stubs) if applicable for all household members ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2015 Honolulu, HI – The Hawai‘i Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the State Rehabilitation Council will recognize employers and employees who go the extra mile and overcome barriers on Oct. 28. Individuals and companies from O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island will be honored at a ceremony at the Ala ...
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REGISTER FOR INSURANCE & SPEAK TO HMSA/KAISER BEFORE YOU REGISTER PALAMA SETTLEMENT Dining Room, Rath Building 810 N. Vineyard Blvd Saturday, December 5, 2015 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Chuukese, Marshallese, Kosraean, Pohnpeian and other Kōkua will be available to provide in-language assistance Please bring your necessary documents: Passport, I-94 Social Security and Income information ...
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Enroll for Medical Coverage by Dec. 15 to Avoid a Break in Coverage Open enrollment for applying for medical coverage through the HealthCare.gov began on Nov. 1, 2015. During open enrollment, individuals who need medical coverage for 2016 can enroll. If you are currently enrolled for medical coverage through the Hawaii Health Connector, you will ...
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The Department of Human Services (DHS) Homeless Programs Office (HPO) has released the 2015 Statewide Point in Time (PIT) count, which represents a cross section of homelessness across O‘ahu and the neighbor islands. O‘ahu-only data were released in April 2015. This year’s statewide count of homeless individuals and families was conducted on Jan. 25, 2015.

. . . . it is precisely because Hale­akala was so challenging that it continues to signify so much in Cantan's estimation of himself and his abilities. Cantan was born and raised in Kau on Hawaii island, the youngest of six siblings. Like his two older brothers, Shellford and Justen, Cantan is legally blind, his vision progressively degenerating due to retinitis pigmentosa.

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