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With Obamacare nearing, consumers need to understand health options

By Gerry Silva

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 07, 2013

~~<p>On Oct. 1, an estimated 100,000 Hawaii residents will be able to use an on-line marketplace to shop for health coverage that will start on Jan. 1, 2014. Our marketplace is called the Hawaii Health Connector &mdash; a high-tech tool designed to provide access to affordable health insurance options to those without employer-based coverage.</p>
<p>The White House's decision last week to postpone until 2015 the provision requiring businesses to cover their workers, doesn't change the enrollment schedule for consumers. In Hawaii, the employer mandate was never as central to implementation because many of our businesses already offer health benefits to their employees.</p>
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On Oct. 1, an estimated 100,000 Hawaii residents will be able to use an on-line marketplace to shop for health coverage that will start on Jan. 1, 2014. Our marketplace is called the Hawaii Health Connector — a high-tech tool designed to provide access to affordable health insurance options to those without employer-based coverage.

The White House's decision last week to postpone until 2015 the provision requiring businesses to cover their workers, doesn't change the enrollment schedule for consumers. In Hawaii, the employer mandate was never as central to implementation because many of our businesses already offer health benefits to their employees. Login for more...



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