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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.

 

Disability Insurance

State Disability Insurance (SDI)
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
www.labor.hawaii.gov/
(808) 586-9151

Federal Disability Insurance (SSDI & SSI)
Social Security Administration
800.772.1213
www.ssa.gov

SSI State Supplement
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in Hawaii
https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-11108.pdf

To find your local SSA office:
https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

More Disability Resources

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov
www.eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
Hawaii Civil Rights Commission
808.586.8636
www.labor.hawaii.gov/hcrc/

State Paid Family Leave
State of Hawaii Wage Standards Division
808.586.8777
www.labor.hawaii.gov/wsd/hawaii-family-leave/

Vocational Rehabilitation
Hawaii Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
855.643.1643
www.humanservices.hawaii.gov/vocationalrehab

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program & External Appeals
Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Insurance Division
808.586.2790
www.hawaii.gov/dcca/ins

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-Hawaii
Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Insurance Division
808.586.2790
www.hawaii.gov/dcca/ins

State Children's Health Insurance Program
Med-QUEST
808.243.5780
www.med-quest.us/

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/hi/index.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

Hawaii Department of Human Services
Med-QUEST
808.243.5780
www.med-quest.us/

Hawaii Healthcare Coverage Facts
https://ccf.georgetown.edu/location/hawaii/

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

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
http://www.hawaiiship.org/
808.586.7299

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
808.586.8844
www.labor.hawaii.gov/ui

Agency: Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

For first-time applicants: https://huiclaims2020.hawaii.gov/initial-claim. For returning applicants: https://huiclaims.hawaii.gov/#/. Your weekly benefit amount is calculated by dividing the wages in the highest quarter of your base period by 21. The maximum weekly benefit amount for 2020 will be $648 for a maximum of 26 weeks. 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, http://www.hirenethawaii.com/ (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.

For frequently asked questions, see: http://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/faq/#faq7.

Updates related to Hawaii unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://labor.hawaii.gov/blog/main/families-first-cares-acts-federal-unemployment-info/ and

https://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/files/2020/03/COVID-19-Labor-Benefits-Fact-Sheet_20200319.pdf.

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)