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About The Hawaii Association of Health Plans

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The Hawaii Association of Health Plans is a statewide partnership that unifies Hawaii's state licensed health plans. Our member organizations include AlohaCare, Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA), Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), Hawaii Western Management Group (HWMG), Kaiser Permanente, MDX Hawaii, ‘Ohana Health Plan, UnitedHealthcare (UHC), and UHA Health Insurance (UHA). A majority of Hawaii residents receive their health coverage through a plan associated with one of these HAHP organizations.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the health of Hawaii's communities by supporting health plans dedicated to providing access to high quality, affordable health care.

To implement our mission, we:
Promote cooperative efforts among health plans and providers to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of health care and services; and advocate for the interests of health plans and their members on legislative and regulatory issues.

Values

Access

We believe that access to affordable, comprehensive health care gives consumers the value they expect and contributes to the peace of mind that is essential to good health. We support members receiving the right care at the right time and in the right setting.

Choice

We believe health plan members should have a choice within their health plan of providers who meet high standards of professional training and experience. Informed choice and the freedom to change physicians are essential to creating active partnerships between patients and their doctors.

Informed Consumers

We believe that members have a right to information about their health plan and how it works. They also have a right to make suggestions and voice complaints to their health plan.

Patient - Physician Relationship

We believe that quality health care depends upon active partnerships between patients, their families and their physicians. We encourage health care professionals to support shared decision-making by sharing information with patients about their health status and treatment options.

Prevention

We believe that working with people to keep them healthy is as important as making them well. We value prevention as a key component of quality health care.

Quality Health Care

We believe that quality health care is best provided by groups of health care professionals who are willing to be held accountable for the quality of the services they provide and for the satisfaction of their patients. Quality health care is evidenced-based health care.

Member Organizations

Aloha Care Hawaii Western Management Group HMAA HMSA Kaiser Permanente MDX Hawaii ʻOhana Health Plan UHA Health Insurance UnitedHealthcare

Our Board of Directors

Jennifer Diesman

President

  • HMSA
  • Senior Vice President, Government

David Heywood

Vice President

  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Health Plan CEO, Community Plan Hawaii

Laurie Jim

Treasurer

  • Hawaii Western Management Group
  • Chief Financial Officer

Scott Sivik

Secretary

  • ʻOhana Health Plan
  • Plan President & CEO

Anna Wong

Board Member

  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Chief Operating Officer, Community Plan Hawaii

Christine Karamatsu

Board Member

  • ‘Ohana Health Plan
  • Vice President, Compliance

Francoise Culley-Trotman

Board Member

  • AlohaCare
  • CEO

Howard Lee

Board Member

  • UHA Health Insurance
  • President & Chief Executive Officer

John Henry Felix

Board Member

  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Executive Chair, COO & CFO

Jon Ching

Board Member

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Government Relations Manager

Matthew Sasaki

Board Member

  • HMSA
  • Director, Government Relations

Paula Arcena

Board Member

  • AlohaCare
  • Vice President, External Affairs

Scott Whiting

Board Member

  • MDX Hawaii
  • Hawaii Market President

Tammy Vitolo

Board Member

  • Hawaii Western Management Group
  • Vice President of Compliance

Terri O'Connell

Board Member

  • UHA Health Insurance
  • Counsel and Government Relations

William McCorriston

Board Member

  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • President & CEO