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Hawaii has among fewest rejected health claims

By Erika Engle


Hawaii has among the lowest rates of health insurance claims being rejected, according to analysis firm HealthPocket Inc.

An average of 5 percent of health insurance claims in Hawaii are rejected, compared to a national average declination rate of 22 percent.

Hawaii’s low rate compares to Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont, the five states with 0 percent declination rates.

States with the highest declination rates, meanwhile, are Montana 45 percent, Alabama, 40 percent, Wash., D.C., 37 percent; Arkansas, 35 percent, Alaska, 34 percent; New Mexico, 30 percent; Maryland, 29 percent; and Delaware and W. Va., at 27 percent.

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