Hawaii requests reinstating canceled health plans

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's insurance commissioner is requesting insurance carriers continue health plans that faced non-renewal by the end of the year because they don't comply with the federal health care law.

State Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito said Friday his request follows President Barack Obama's decision to allow states and insurers to choose which plans to continue as the Affordable Care Act is implemented.

Insurance carriers now have the option to apply to the Insurance Division to have the existing plans continue. Those plans would not be available on the Hawaii Health Connector, and therefore not eligible for tax credits.

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