Improving the lives of HMSA members and the health of Hawaii for 80 years

About 200 members attended the Hawai’i Medical Service Association’s (HMSA) Annual Meeting today at the Hawaii Convention Center. The meeting highlighted the health plan’s key achievements last year to improve the lives of members and the health of Hawaii through programs, services, and connections.

Robert S. Harrison, chairman and chief executive officer of First Hawaiian Bank and chair of HMSA’s Board of Directors, facilitated the meeting. HMSA Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Gina L. Marting presented the company’s financial report, including more than $3.2 billion paid for member benefits last year and a 1.9% net gain.

In addition, the following members were re-elected to the Board:

  • Lorraine H. Akiba, Esquire, president and chief executive officer, LHA Ventures
  • Terrence R. George, president and chief executive officer, Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
  • Robert S. Harrison, chairman and chief executive officer, First Hawaiian Bank
  • Kenric M. Murayama, M.D., chair, Department of Surgery, John A. Burns School of Medicine
  • James C. Polk, vice chairman, Bank of Hawaii
  • Lisa M.K. Sakamoto, diocesan finance officer, The Roman Catholic Church

A Board meeting immediately followed the Annual Meeting.

About HMSA

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.

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