Hawaii Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Hawaii.



Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division

State Fair Employment Agency
Hawaii Civil Rights Commission

State Paid Family Leave
State of Hawaii Wage Standards Division

Vocational Rehabilitation
Hawaii Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Quick Guide to Health Insurance Marketplaces

Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program & External Appeals
Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Insurance Division

U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration

Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Insurance Division

State Children's Health Insurance Program

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family

Premium Assistance Program (PAP)

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

Hawaii Department of Human Services

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Adult services and programs 

State Children's Health Insurance Program

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family

More Health Insurance Resources

Health Care Programs & Laws

Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Sharing Medical Information with Family & Friends

Hill Burton Federally-Funded Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Community Clinics

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP)


Local transit systems may provide free or discounted rates for low-income individuals and families. Some cities also offer bus passes, vouchers for taxi or ride-sharing services, or shuttle services for patients traveling to cancer treatments.

Dial 211 for assistance.

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

Agency: Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

First-time applicants apply here. Returning applicants apply here. Your weekly benefit amount is calculated by dividing the wages in the highest quarter of your base period by 21.  Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Claimants must either be totally unemployed or be partially employed and earning less than what the unemployment benefit would be. Claimants must post resume online at the job-search site used by the state (or through your union if applicable), within 7 days of applying. You can earn up to $150 a week and still receive your full unemployment check. If you are still attached to your regular employer, not working or working less than your customary full-time hours and earning less than your weekly benefit amount, you may qualify for the difference between your earnings over $150 and your weekly benefit amount. For example, if you earn $200 during a week and your weekly benefit amount is $300, you can still receive $250. However, if your earnings during the week equal or exceed your weekly benefit amount, you will not be entitled to benefits.

Frequently asked questions

COVID-19 Labor FAQs

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

This state does not mandate insurers or HMOs doing business in state to cover routine patient costs associated with clinical trials. (current 1/2011)