Health insurance in Hawaii
Hawaii’s health marketplace
After two years of using a technologically troubled state-based enrollment system, Hawaii began using the HealthCare.gov enrollment platform for the 2016 open enrollment period. In November 2016, Hawaii switched to a federally run exchange, although that state still oversees the plans that are sold in the exchange.
Open enrollment for 2020 health plans has ended, although Hawaiians who have qualifying events may still be able to enroll or make changes to their coverage for 2020. The next open enrollment period, for plans effective in 2021, will begin November 1, 2020.
Hawaii’s exchange has two insurers that offer individual market coverage for 2020. Average full-price premiums are decreasing in Hawaii’s individual market for 2020, for the first time since ACA-compliant plans debuted. Rates increased sharply in 2016,