HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Richard Creagan

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

TIME:

8:45 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2277

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH CARE TRANSFORMATION.

Establishes the Office of Health Care Transformation within the State Health Planning and Development Agency. Changes the name of the State Health Planning and Development Agency to the Hawaii Health Care Planning and Policy Authority. Establishes the Health Care Transformation Special Fund.

 

Pending Referral HLT, FIN

HB 2269

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to collect and publish health premium information.

 

Pending Referral HLT, CPC

HB 2529

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Transitions the Hawaii Health Connector from a private to a state entity. Makes changes to the composition of the Hawaii Health Connector Board. Creates a consumer, patient, business, and health care advisory group and an intergovernmental agency advisory group to provide input and recommendations to the Board.

 

Pending Referral HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2530

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH CONNECTOR.

Effective July 1, 2014, lowers the number of members on the board of directors of the Hawaii health connector to twelve, with a maximum of nine total voting members. Removes members representing insurers and dental benefit providers from the board and requires all but one of the state agency representatives on the board to be ex officio, nonvoting members. Establishes procedures for filling vacancies on the board.

 

Pending Referral HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2526

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.

Establishes the Hawaii Health Connector as a state entity as of 01/01/2015.

 

Pending Referral HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2531

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.

Requires the Hawaii health insurance exchange to comply with open meeting and notice provisions and provide an annual report to the legislature. Clarifies the conduct of board meetings. Implements enforcement provisions and penalties for violations of open meeting and notice requirements.

 

Pending Referral HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2525

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE RATES.

Requires individual health insurance plans and small group plans to establish rates based on community rating.

 

Pending Referral HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 2527

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURERS ASSESSMENTS.

Establishes a sustainability fee for the Hawaii health connector. Deposits the fee into a special subaccount of the compliance resolution fund.

 

Pending Referral HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1820

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE NAVIGATORS.

Establishes licensing, examination, and annual renewal requirements for community navigators assisting consumers with the purchase of health insurance in conjunction with the Hawaii Health Insurance Exchange.

 

HLT, CPC

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The date and time of the hearing; and

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Rep. Della Au Belatti

Chair