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Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund

Hawaii Signs Another Union Contract, But At What Cost?

Hawaii Signs Another Union Contract, But At What Cost?

State inks UPW deal as lawmakers fail to find money for new initiatives.

Wishing We Didn’t Have to Pay the Piper

Why is the state retirement and health system so underfunded?

Off the Beat: Do-Not-Disturb Rule For Health Fund Execs?

EUTF operator says calls can't be transferred to administrators.
Another Bleeding Year for Hawaii’s Public Employee Health Insurance Fund

Another Bleeding Year for Hawaii’s Public Employee Health Insurance Fund

Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust ended 2010 budget year $5 million in the hole.

Escape For Teachers On Most Costly Health Plans

HSTA members whose premiums increased the most can shop around for cheaper options.
Hawaii Budget Chief: Tax Hikes Likely to Cover Cost of Retirees’ Health Care

Hawaii Budget Chief: Tax Hikes Likely to Cover Cost of Retirees’ Health Care

Kalbert Young warns that $14 billion unfunded liability needs to be taken seriously.

Hawaii Public Employee Health Fund Audit M.I.A.?

Updated EUTF staff says report is overdue, California firm contracted for $125,000 can't be reached.

Hawaii Retirement, Health Benefit Costs Down On Paper, Up in Reality

Taxpayers owe more for health premiums, retirement benefits, but budget shows decreases.
Did Hawaii Do Enough To Fix Public Pensions?

Did Hawaii Do Enough To Fix Public Pensions?

National expert says Hawaii's rules for new hires are in line with what other states are doing.

State Can’t Reduce Benefits for Those Who Already Earned Them

It would be illegal to eliminate Medicare Part B funding for retirees.

Money Woes Not a Priority For Health Fund Trustees

Unfunded liability doesn't come up in first meeting for new trustees of Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund.

Pursuing Health Equity in Hawaii

Susan Hunt says people with lower incomes and less education are at a significant disadvantage when it comes to health care.
Capitol Watch: Jan. 12

Capitol Watch: Jan. 12

UPDATED 5:01 p.m. Say, supporters meeting again to end speaker impasse; Abercrombie to get first Supreme Court pick; mayors say 'Don't Touch TAT'; and Newt's coming to town.
Hawaii’s 3 Growing Liabilities: Pensions, Health Care, Debt

Hawaii’s 3 Growing Liabilities: Pensions, Health Care, Debt

State budget director seeking budget increases of 9 percent and 18 percent in next two years, respectively, over current levels.

Week 11: Serious Financial Reporting Challenging

Hawaii, and its taxpayers, face more than $16 billion in pension and health-care costs for retired state employees. It's no easy task to explain what's happened, why and what can be done about it.
Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund