Providing medical, drug and vision plans for Hawaii businesses since 1996.
UHA was founded by a group of physician teachers at the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine. Their mission was to bring a simpler, more caring approach to employee health insurance.
Learn more about UHA and our Brand Story here.
UHA is accredited by URAC, a nationally-recognized, independent non-profit organization that measures a health insurer’s clinical decision making, respect for patient rights and access to care.Learn more about UHA’s URAC accreditation here.
What people are saying about UHA.
Hear what real people have to say about their experience with UHA.View All Testimonials
“HDS and UHA have a common heritage – HDS once offered both dental and medical benefits plans to Hawaii residents; in 1996, we decided to refocus on dental alone to improve the oral health of the state, that’s when UHA took over the medical benefits division.
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Vice Chair, UHA Board of Directors
“Healthcare is becoming more complex and we don’t have the time to figure it all out. Customer service is very important to us and we have found we can always count on the expertise of the friendly team at UHA to walk us through their health plans and show us what’s best for our employees.<...
“As a leading engineering and architectural firm, it’s important that each of our 115 employees be in optimal health to offer our clients top quality service. UHA has collaborated with us toward a proactive approach to prevention and enhanced our culture of wellness.
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UHA was the first to offer a health plan that includes preventive care with no deductible or co-payment. All UHA plans now cover immunizations, well-care exams, screening tests, disease management, and more.
Our UHA Work Well℠ team offers proven solutions to enhance employee well-being. Following our “Believe, Belong, Become℠” wellness model, employees discover healthy behaviors that can improve their life.
UHA is financially strong, maintains comfortable reserves and has a consistent track record of rate stability. As a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, UHA must meet strict financial conditions for creditworthiness.
Employee wellness should be part of every company’s culture and incorporated into each work day. As shown in this case study, our approach is designed to meet the mental, physical and spiritual needs of our associates.View Case Study
UHA encourages a culture of wellness and community service among our associates. We believe that BETTER HEALTH means a BETTER LIFE for each of us. To this end, UHA is pleased to annually sponsor various non-profit organizations and community events that provide activities promoting better health. In addition, UHA awards each associate up to 8 hours of annual paid leave to participate in approved community events.LEARN MORE
Understanding quality measurement.
Quality health care doesn’t just happen. By meeting strict quality standards to ensure clinically sound decision-making that respects the rights of both patients and medical providers, UHA Health Insurance receives accreditation in Health Utilization Management through URAC, an independent non-profit organization that promotes health care quality through accreditation and certification programs.
Career Opportunities at UHA.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is made up of industry leaders in the community, all with different strengths and backgrounds. Together they bring their varied expertise to make UHA a well-rounded company.
Hawaii Dental Service
Hawai’i Pacific Health
Honolulu Sports Medical Clinic
Queen Liliuokalani Trust
Co-Founder, Mana Up
Physician Advisory Council
The Physician Advisory Council consists of physicians who are part of the UHA participating provider network, and who have demonstrated their expertise as physicians, medical scientists, and/or medical educators.
The council members are nominated by UHA’s Chief Medical Officer, and approved by the Board of Directors. Their main purpose is to serve as advisors. Some of their duties include developing and overseeing strategies to improve the quality of UHA’s health care standards, and to review, measure and evaluate the effectiveness and performance of UHA’s health care quality.
Strategic Advisory Panel
The panel members are nominated by UHA’s Chief Medical Officer, and approved by the Board of Directors. Their main purpose is to serve as advisors to the Physician Advisory Council and the Board of Directors. Their duties include strategic planning regarding payment reform, physicians and hospital engagement, community interactions with UHA, and topics related to legislation.
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