Health & Life Insurance
The Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund or more commonly known as the EUTF provides medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to eligible State of Hawaii employees, retirees and their qualified dependents.
To be eligible for EUTF health benefits, the employee must be employed in a position working 20 or more hours per week and for at least 3 months.
Toll-Free (800) 295-0089
Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:45am – 4:30pm (except State holidays)
- Rate changes:
- New premiums deducted from paycheck – July 20, 2019 through July 5, 2020
- Plan Period – July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020
New EC-1 Form
Birth Certificates for All Newly Added Child Dependents*
The EUTF will now require active employees and retirees to submit a copy of their child’s birth certificate for all newly added child dependents. If you are adding a child dependent(s) for the first time through a qualifying life event (i.e., birth, new hire, loss of coverage, etc.), please submit your EC-1 enrollment form with a copy of your child dependent’s birth certificate to your designated personnel.
Social Security Number Required for all Newly Added Dependents
The EUTF will now require active employees and retirees to include their dependent’s Social Security Number (SSN) when adding them (spouse/partner, child) to their plans.
Required Verification Documents for Domestic Partners*
The EUTF will now require active employees and retirees to provide documentation to show they reside with their domestic partner (i.e. utility bill, bank statement, rental agreement, etc.). Two sets of documents must be provided which can include any combination of documents that list both you and your domestic partners name and address or separate documents from each party with the same address. The verification documentation is in addition to the required declaration and affidavit, along with the EC-1 or EC-2 form (for retirees). The full list of required verification documents can be found in the EUTF Declaration of Domestic Partnership Form. If you are adding your domestic partner for the first time through a qualifying life event (i.e., birth, new hire, loss of coverage, etc.), please submit your EC-1 enrollment form with copies of the required verification documents, the declaration and affidavit to your designated personnel.
*The EUTF will not add new dependents to your EUTF coverage until all required proof of eligibility is received. Enrollment forms and all required documents must be received within 45 days from the date of the event. Exceptions are 1) birth (180 days), 2) retirement and surviving spouse, partner or child who become eligible due to the death of the employee or retiree (60days) and 3) termination of employment (30 days). Please see the EUTF Reference Guide at eutf.hawaii.gov for a listing of common qualifying events, policies regarding eligibility and enrollment, and more.
New Life Insurance Carrier: Securian Life Insurance Plan – Online Beneficiary Designation
Securian Financial (Securian) has been chosen as the new carrier for your Group Life Insurance effective July 1, 2019. They have an online feature available to EUTF members. You will be able to view and change your beneficiary designation on Securian’s website LifeBenefits.com. Securian will mail a letter to all active employees in late July with your user ID and initial password to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with your beneficiary designation, please contact Securian at 1-877-291-8466 toll-free.
The University’s contribution towards the cost of your health care plans is negotiated through the collective bargaining process; the employee’s cost is the remaining portion of the health care plan’s monthly premiums.
Employees have the option of paying their health care plan premiums on a pre-tax or post-tax basis through payroll deduction.
Monthly Premium Rates
- Effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020
- Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019
The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded access to insurance, increased consumer protection, emphasized prevention and wellness, improved quality and system performance, expanded the health workforce, and curbed rising health care cost. Information about the ACA may be found in the Affordable Care Act Employee Notice.