Adoption of ACA Mandates

On July 5, 2018, Gov. Ige signed SB 2340 into law. The new law amends Hawaii’s Revised Statutes to impose the following requirements on group health insurance policies issued in the state:

  • Provide coverage to children until age 26 (if the policy already provides coverage for children)
  • Prohibition on pre-existing health conditions exclusions
  • Prohibition on using a participant’s gender to determine premiums or contributions

This doesn’t currently impact group health insurance policies, as they’re already required to be in compliance with these provisions under the ACA. The purpose of this new law is to protect these provisions in case they’re repealed at the federal level. If that were to happen, policies issued in Hawaii would still be required to be in compliance with these three requirements.

The law was effective upon the governor’s signature.

S.B. 2340 »