Hawaii receives approval of 1332 State Innovation Waiver submission

Hawaii requested a 1332 State Innovation Waiver in order to preserve the state’s Prepaid Health Care Act (Prepaid) by exempting the state from requirements related to the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). Since the enactment of Prepaid in 1974, employers in Hawaii have been required to provide health insurance coverage that meets the evolving standards of Prepaid to employees working 20 hours or more per week, with some exceptions. In 2011, more than 480,000 non-union employees and their dependents were covered under employer-sponsored Prepaid-compliant plans. [More]

Hawaii DHS Extends PCG Technology Consulting's IV&V Contract through December 2015

In 2012, the Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) decided to replace its legacy Medicaid eligibility system with a solution to modernize its system and support the Affordable Care Act requirements. The first phase of the project, known as the Kauhale (Community) Online Eligibility Assistance (KOLEA) project, went live on Oct. 1, 2013 when the state converted a majority of the Medicaid functionality from the legacy system to KOLEA. [More]

PCG Health to Provide Project Management Office for Hawaii Health Connector

Boston, MA, January, 2013 – The Hawaii Health Connector (Connector) recently awarded PCG Health an additional project to provide a Project Management Office to oversee the design, development, and implementation of its state-based health benefits exchange (Exchange). PCG Health was already engaged to help Hawaii navigate the complexities of the Affordable Care Act and procure both an Exchange solution and integrated eligibility solution. [More]

Eight States Win $765 Million in ACA Exchange Grants

The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) announced on August 23, 2012 that California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Nevada, New York, and Vermont have won an additional $765 million in health insurance exchange establishment grants. California, Hawaii, Iowa, and New York received substantial increments in “level one” grants. Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, and Vermont won their first “level two” grants, multi-year awards to States demonstrating excellent progress in level one. [More]

Hawaii Awards 2nd Health Care Reform Project to PCG

Boston, MA, January, 2012 – The Hawaii Department of Human Services MedQuest Division (Medicaid) has awarded a contract to PCG to assist the state in obtaining a new Medicaid eligibility system that is compliant with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The scope of work includes gathering and documenting Medicaid eligibility business processes and systems requirements, with an initial goal of replacing the legacy Medicaid eligibility system. PCG was also recently selected as Hawai’I’s Health Benefits Exchange consultant in a separate procurement. For more information, contact pcghealth@publicconsultinggroup.com.