UH Student Plan (HMSA)
If you are not a Student Plan member and have a question, need more information or want to apply, call HMSA's Community Sales & Services at (808) 948-5555.
If you are currently on the Student Plan and have questions regarding your benefits, claims, or bill you can call HMSA's Customer Service at (808) 948-6111 or 1-800-776-4672.
Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
818 Keeaumoku Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00AM - 4:00PM; Closed on holidays
Student Health Insurance
The UH Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and UH Student Health Insurance Committee (SHIC) encourages students to think about their health insurance needs. Lack of adequate insurance coverage may be financially devastating in the event of a major illness or accident. Medical costs can be a burden even in the case of a minor illness. Consequently, the purchase of medical insurance should not be considered "extra," but rather should be viewed as a cost of daily living, in the same way as housing, food and transportation. Please be aware that medical insurance is considered a legitimate cost of education for purposes of financial aid and should be listed on your financial aid application.
The University of Hawaiʻi has selected HMSA (Hawaii Medical Service Association, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Hawaii) to provide student health insurance for UH students for the academic year (Fall 2013 - Summer 2014). If you do not already have health insurance coverage, we strongly recommend that you consider enrolling in this plan.
For the 2013-2014 plan year, you have a choice of plan options for the UH Student Plan. All options provide medical coverage along with laboratory, radiology, mental health, family planning, medical evacuation, and overseas travel benefits. However depending on your health insurance needs, you also have the option to purchase prescription drug, dental and Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Repatriation benefits.
IMPORTANT FOR CURRENT UH STUDENT PLAN MEMBERS (enrolled during Summer 2013):
Bill for Fall 2013 Insurance Premiums: HMSA will mail your bill for the Fall 2013 insurance premium around July 18. The bill will be mailed to the address that you put on your application form (unless you notified them of any changes after your initial enrollment).
Payment Deadline: Although your bill states that the payment deadline is August 1, HMSA has extended the deadline to August 12, 2013.
If you still meet the eligibility requirements and would like to continue your Student Health Insurance Plan, simply send these items to HMSA by August 12, 2013.
- Fall 2013 bill
- Check or money order for the entire fall premium (check or money order payable to "HMSA"
- Copy of your fall class schedule (with credit hours)
Payment should be made directly to HMSA with your bill and class schedule or you can make your payment online starting July 29. REMINDER: online payment is by credit card only and also includes an additional $10 processing fee.
IMPORTANT : If you did not receive your bill by July 25, please contact HMSA's Customer Service Department at (808) 948-6111. If you do not pay by August 12, your Student Plan will be cancelled as of August 20 (last day of coverage August 19, 2013) and you will have to meet the eligibility requirements and apply as new for the next coverage period.
Benefit Plan or Dependent Changes for Fall 2013:
For more information refer to the flyer that will be sent with your bill.
You have until September 23 to make any plan changes (change benefit options or add dependents). After September 23, you will not be able to make changes until the next open enrollment period (August 2014).
Go to www.hmsa.com/portal/student for more information or to renew or enroll on the UH Student Plan.