At HMSA, healthy communities are our foundation. A group of social workers established a nonprofit health plan 80 years ago to help 671 members in their community pay for medical care. Every day since, we've had the privilege of being our members' partner in health. Today we serve more than 720,000 members statewide. Through it all, our purpose remains the same: to improve the lives of our members and the health of Hawaii.
Here’s a look at all the ways you helped us grow in 2018.
in member benefits
$3.2 billion paid in member benefits, including visits to physicians, hospitalizations, prescription drugs, and more.
of every dollar for members' care
90 cents of every dollar that HMSA collects in premiums goes directly to paying for our members’ care.
We celebrated 80 years with a statewide day of service on September 8.
worked at community organizations
385 HMSA employees and their friends and families worked 946 hours at community organizations.
to each employee's favorite organization
Each employee was given the choice to designate $80 to their favorite charitable organization.
in donations to organizations
HMSA donated $40,000 to the organizations where employees volunteered, including four organizations on Oahu, three on Hawaii Island, and one each on Maui and Kauai.
We show love for our community every day. Here are a few ways HMSA employees gave back:
employee volunteer events statewide
38 employee volunteer events statewide, including community events, community service, and walks.
raised for United Way
$426,000 raised for United Way by employees and retirees and through events and corporate gifts.
employees signed up to participate in a community learning exchange
More than 50 employees signed up to participate in a community learning exchange. These employees learned about community organizations through volunteer and learning opportunities as well as discussions on impact.
awarded to high school students
HMSA awarded more than $140,000 to support high school students, their schools, and the Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) as part of the HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program.
Blue Zones Project® is making the healthy choice the easy choice in communities statewide through partnerships with local businesses, schools, and workplaces. Here’s how Blue Zones Project engaged the community in 2018:
individuals impacted statewide:
Cost and access shouldn’t be barriers to care. That's why we partnered with 14 FQHCs in 2018. These FQHCs provide services to community members who need it most, regardless of their ability to pay.
Kalihi Palama Health Center
Kōkua Kalihi Valley
Ko'olauloa Health Center
Waiʻanae Coast Comprehensive Health Center
Waimānalo Health Center
Hāmākua-Kohala Health Center
West Hawaiʻi Community Health Center
Mālama I Ke Ola Health Center
Lanaʻi Community Health Center
Molokai Community Health Center