HMSA donates $20K to support Big Island residents affected by eruption

Efforts to help the Big Island will be bolstered by a $20,000 donation to HOPE Services Hawaii from the Hawai'i Medical Service Association. HMSA President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Stollar announced the contribution today during his visit to the island. HOPE Services is a nonprofit in Hilo that HMSA is partnering with to provide shelter and housing assistance to people whose homes have been destroyed by lava.

"Our hearts go out to the families who've been affected by the eruptions," said Stollar. "We're grateful that we can support the community during this stressful time."

HMSA has an office in Keaau and a retail center in the Waiakea Shopping Center. In total, there are more than 130 HMSA employees who live on Hawaii Island.

Brandee Menino (CEO of HOPE Services Hawaii) and Michael Stollar

Brandee Menino (CEO of HOPE Services Hawaii) and Michael Stollar

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Caring for the people of Hawaii is our promise and our privilege. Working together with employers, partners, and physicians and other health care providers, we promote well-being; develop reliable, affordable health plans; and support members with clear, thoughtful guidance.

HMSA is the most experienced health plan in the state, covering more than half of Hawaii's population. As a recognized leader, we embrace our responsibility to strengthen the health and well-being of our community.

Headquartered on Oahu with centers and offices statewide to serve our members, HMSA is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.