Honolulu (KHON2) — Hawaiians have saved thousands of dollars by enrolling in federally subsidized health insurance plans for newborns, newlyweds, newly retired and more.
According to Get2Insurance, ongoing workplace changes for people without health insurance qualify a person for plans offered by the federal government.
“Even though the annual open registration takes place in the fall, we have been very busy helping those who qualify for the special registration periods. I have a few success stories to share today based on people signing up in the last month alone,” says Martha Khlopin, syndicated public affairs radio host.
According to Khlopin, most Hawaiians never had to apply for health insurance or choose multiple plans before the pandemic.
Khlopin says, “In Hawaii, health insurance is a benefit through a job or a family member. For those who are comfortable researching online, there is information on the government website health.gov. I have team members who have been designated as “local help” and we can help people by answering questions and completing the registration process with them. »
Get2Insurance says that since January this year, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced that 14.5 million people have signed up for Marketplace plans.
“I recently spoke to someone whose son had overstayed his employer’s plan. To maintain coverage for the son who was still in school, the parents were paying over $600 a month. He told his son to call us but he never did. Eventually parent called with son and after being told he could keep the same plan for $3.33 a month son said sorry I didn’t know how much you were paying parents said you could allow you to pay for your own insurance now at $3.33 a month, son said no, I think we should just keep it as is. Glad you can save now, I need a new car,” Khlopin says.
To learn more about Get2Insurance and its available healthcare plans, Hawaii residents can inquire through its official website.