Enrolling an Adopted Child for HMSA’s Plan for Federal Employees

Members who have HMSA’s Plan for Federal Employees must follow these instructions to enroll an adopted child in their plan:

  • Active employees with coverage for themselves only: Contact your agency/payroll office to add your adopted child to your plan. The agency/payroll office will validate the addition and determine the effective date for your child.
  • Active employees with family plan: As soon as possible after the adoption, send a signed, written request with a copy of the birth certificate and adoption documentation to the following address or fax number:

    HMSA Membership Services Department
    P.O. Box 860
    Honolulu, HI 96808-0860
    Fax: 808-948-6614 Oahu

The effective date will be the date of adoption. If a child is placed with you pending adoption and you want your child’s effective date to be the date of birth, the request must be submitted to your personnel office or call center.

  • Retired employees with coverage for themselves only: Contact the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to add an adopted child to your plan.
  • Retired employees with family plan: As soon as possible after the adoption, send a signed, written request with a copy of the birth certificate and adoption documentation to the following address or fax number:

    HMSA Membership Services Department
    P.O. Box 860
    Honolulu, HI 96808-0860
    Fax: 808-948-6614 Oahu

The effective date will be the date of adoption. If a child is placed with you pending adoption and you want your child’s effective date to be their date of birth, the change request must be submitted to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).