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Hawaii - State Insurance and Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

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Hawaii Med-Quest Web site

What is Hawaii QUEST? - It’s a program that provides health coverage through managed care plans for eligible lower income Hawaii residents.  If you are eligible for Hawaii QUEST, you will choose one medical plan and one dental plan to serve you and any family members who are in the program with you. All family members must enroll in the same medical and dental plan.  Some medical plans have a limit on the number of members they can accept. If the plan you want is already full, you will have to choose a different plan. If you do not make a choice, you will be assigned to a medical and dental plan.

Six medical plans are participating: AlohaCare. HMSA, Kaiser Permanente, Kapiolani HealthHawaii, Queen’s Hawaii and StraubCare Quantum. All six plans participate on Oahu, with at least two plans on each Neighbor Island.

Three dental plans, AlohaCare, DentiCare and HMSA, are available statewide, providing emergency dental care for individuals age 21 and older and full dental care for individuals under age 21.

Hawaii Rx Plus is a prescription drugs assistance program.  This program represents the collaborative efforts of a bipartisan team that recognized the problems in the original law enacted in 2002 and have since worked cooperatively to address these problems.  This program is designed to reduce the price of prescription drugs to qualified participants, keep administrative costs to a minimum, streamline the application process, prevent the crowding out of prescription drug benefits already available through the Hawaii Pre-Paid Health Care Act, and to protect the rights and benefits of the Medicaid population.

First, this program creates a nonexclusive list of drugs to be covered under the program.  In addition to the existing Medicaid preferred drug list, the program allows the inclusion of various drugs used in the treatment of cancer and mental health illnesses.  It also utilizes the Department of Human Services (DHS) Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee (P&T) to review and recommend drugs for placement on the preferred drug list.

Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division - BESSD provides a continuum of services, through nine programs that serve different populations, aimed at providing clients with monthly benefits to assist them with essentials such as food, shelter and child care, as well as employment support, work training and dependency diversion and prevention.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division  - VRSBD provides for the rehabilitation needs of persons with disabilities so they can secure employment and lead full and productive lives.

Hawaii Public Housing Authority  - HPHA provides affordable housing and supportive services running along a continuum from no shelter to permanent rentals and for-sale housing.

Medicare - Call the Medicare Section at (808) 692-7420 or write:

Department of Health
Medicare Section
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 395
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

The Medicare Section is responsible for the state licensing and federal certification survey activity in Hawaii, and the federal certification survey activity in the Pacific Area (American Samoa, Guam and Saipan).

Medicaid Information - In August 1994, Hawaii's Medicaid Program separated into two methods of providing services for the two major groups of recipients. Generally, for individuals who are age 65 and over, or certified blind or disabled, coverage is provided under Hawaii’s Fee-For-Service Medicaid Program where providers are paid directly for their services. For all other individuals, coverage is provided under a managed care program called Hawaii QUEST.


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