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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2021 2021 Special Enrollment Period for Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Extended to August 15  Joint Press Release from: Cathy Betts – Director, Department of Human Services and Colin M. Hayashida – Insurance Commissioner, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs HONOLULU — Hawai‘i residents are encouraged to take advantage of new ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY February 12, 2021 Med-QUEST is pleased to share this important update and press release… President Biden’s Executive Order that provides a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for the Health Insurance Marketplace which begins on February 15, 2021, and continues through May 15, 2021. This SEP on Healthcare.Gov is being offered in response to the ...
Read More Special Enrollment Period for the Health Insurance Marketplace Begins on 2/15/21 and Continues Through 5/15/21

Department of Education ● Department of Health . Department of Human Services State of Hawai‘i  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2021 Drinking water at selected Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities to be tested for lead from May to December 2021 HONOLULU —To ensure the water at Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities ...
Read More Drinking water at selected Hawai‘i public schools and child care facilities to be tested for lead from May to December 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2021 Preschool Open Doors Program Application Period Open Through March 31, 2021 HONOLULU – The Department of Human Services (DHS) is assisting eligible families to better-afford preschool for the 2021-2022 school year. The Preschool Open Doors (POD) program application period began January 4 and is open through March 31, 2021. ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2020 Med-QUEST Issues RFP for Health Plans for Contract Period Beginning July 2021 HONOLULU –  The Med-QUEST Division of the Hawai‘i Department of Human Services issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) today for up to five health plans to ensure access and continuity of care for Medicaid beneficiaries during the ongoing ...
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A programming change within Fidelity Information Services (FIS) card facility caused the mailed EBT cards (for SNAP) printed between 11/09/2020 and 11/17/2020 to have improperly encoded magnetic stripes. This means that the correct card numbers are printed on the cards, and the card may be used by keying in the numbers manually. Only the magnetic ...
Read More EBT Magnetic Stripe Issue for New Cards Received 11/19/2020 – 11/17/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 12, 2020 DHS Welcomes Community Input for Statewide Home Visiting Services for Child Welfare Families HONOLULU – The Department of Human Services (DHS), Social Services Division (SSD), Child Welfare Services Branch (CWSB), is welcoming community input in developing and procuring a statewide system of two evidenced-based home visiting services: Parents as ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2020 (updated) Federal Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1 and continues until Dec. 15 for Health Insurance Coverage to Begin January 2021 HONOLULU — The Med-QUEST Division of the Hawai‘i Department of Human Services is sharing an important deadline – residents who need affordable health insurance and who do ...
Read More Federal Marketplace Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1 and continues until Dec. 15 for Health Insurance Coverage to Begin January 2021

For Immediate Release October 26, 2020 Department of the Attorney General and the Department of Human Services Join with Law Enforcement and Local Agencies on Child Recovery Operation HONOLULU – The Department of the Attorney General and the Hawai‘i Department of Human Services today announced the results of a joint child recovery operation in Honolulu. ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2020 Med-QUEST Provides Options and Updates for Unemployed Hawai‘i Residents In Need of Health Insurance Coverage HONOLULU –  There are nearly 380,000 Hawai‘i residents —about one in four statewide — who are Medicaid beneficiaries. About 50,000 of those are new Medicaid beneficiaries who have enrolled since the early stages of the pandemic ...
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