Names of Insurance Carriers and Their Elective-Abortion Coverage:
- Hawaii Medical Service Association (12): All plans cover elective abortion (2020 plan documents*).
- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (9): All plans cover elective abortion (2020 plan documents)
Summary: There are 21 Individual plans offered by two insurance carriers for 2020 on the Hawaii exchange.
In 2020,100% of plans on the federally-facilitated marketplace in Hawaii cover elective abortion. Since the first open enrollment period in 2014, Hawaii’s marketplace has never offered any Individual/Family plan that excludes elective abortion.
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*Update (11/12/2019): Previously, our team listed Hawaii Medical Service Association 2020 plans as having unknown abortion coverage due to broken links to their Summary of Benefits and Coverage plans as listed via healthcare.gov. When healthcare.gov updated and posted a new document of federal plans on November 5, we were able to verify that 11 of 12 plans for 2020 cover elective abortion. For the one remaining plan (Metallic Platinum HMO), its Summary of Benefits and Coverage did not disclose information on abortion coverage; however, the plan’s Guide to Benefits document confirmed that “pregnancy termination” is covered.
Exchange is part of the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace (F) or State-Run (S): F
State Exchange Elective Abortion Opt-Out: No
Number of 2020 Insurance Carriers: 2
- Total Number of Plans: 21
- Number of Plans that Cover Elective Abortion: 21
- Number of Plans that Do Not Cover Elective Abortion:0
- Number of Plans with Unknown Coverage: 0
Red= Covers elective abortion
Orange= Some plans cover elective abortion/Unknown
Green= Does not cover elective abortion
*Bold denotes that this Insurance Carrier is new to the 2020 Marketplace
General news regarding abortion coverage in Obamacare can be found here.
Healthinsurance.org: Regulators have approved rates for 2019 that are lower than insurers proposed; weighted average rate increase just over 5% (October 9, 2018)
Hawaii News Now: New Law preserves Affordable Care Act measures for Hawaii residents (July 5, 2018)
Healthinsurance.org: Hawaii switching to fully-federally-facilitated exchange for 2017 (September 12, 2016)
The Federalist: Should You Get An Obamacare Conscience Tax Exemption? (January 20, 2016)
Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Obamacare transition hits snags (November 3, 2015)
Honolulu Star-Advertiser: State approves 27% Obamacare rate hike for HMSA; 34% for Kaiser (October 5, 2015)
Healthinsurance.org: Connector will continue to provide outreach until Oct 2016 (September 29,2015)
HealthInsurance.org: Connector will continue to provide outreach until Oct 2016 (September 29, 2015)
The Hill: Hawaii's ObamaCare exchange in jeopardy (May 15, 2015)
Hawaii News Now
Townhall: GAO Report Confirms: Taxpayer Funding of Abortion and No Transparency (September 25, 2014)
CNS News: 39 of 39 Hawaii Healthcare Exchange Plans Include Abortion Coverage (September 15, 2014)
Fox News: Hawaii’s ObamaCare exchange most costly in nation (May 15, 2014)