REPORT FROM THE HAWAII HEALTH CONNECTOR – The Hawai‘i Health Connector seeks proposals from qualified bidders for the construction of its online marketplace for health insurance. As stated in Governor Neil Abercrombie’s declaration letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, Hawai’i’s intent is to implement a non-profit State-based Exchange, and the Connector is seeking solutions supporting this initiative.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to build a system that will make health insurance more transparent and available” said Coral Andrews, executive director of the Hawaii Health Connector. “We look forward to reviewing proposals from local and national vendors who can support our efforts in this groundbreaking initiative.”

Interested companies can find the request for proposal (RFP) as well as information about the Connector’s activities online at www.hawaiihealthconnector.com. The downloadable RFP and detailed instructions can be found under the “Public Notices” section of the website. The direct link to the RFP iswww.hawaiihealthconnector.com/…

Public notices about the RFP will run in the daily papers for all islands.

Questions about the RFP should be directed to Kathy Mitchell via email:Kathy@hawaiihealthconnector.com

The Hawai‘i Health Connector is the online health insurance exchange for Hawai‘i. The Connector was established as a non-profit organization in 2011 by the state legislature through Act 205, in order to comply with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010. The Connector’s aim is an online marketplace that is Hawai‘i-for-Hawai‘i, one that takes into account the State’s unique culture and works with the Prepaid Health Care Act, an employer mandate for health insurance coverage in effect since 1974. For more information, visit www.hawaiihealthconnector.com

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