Open enrollment takes place April 1 to 30, 2024

The Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association suggests members take some time to carefully assess their current health plan enrollment(s) and the health plans available during open enrollment this month. It is in every member’s best interest to analyze the health plans available and decide which plan(s) best meet their family’s health care needs, taking cost and coverage into consideration. You are not required to do anything if you wish to remain with your current plan. Increased health coverage costs start July 1.

The 2024 Hawaiʻi Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) open enrollment period begins April 1 and ends April 30.

During the open enrollment period, you may:

  • Add a plan, change from one plan to another, or drop a plan.
  • Add an eligible dependent or remove a dependent.
  • Change coverage tiers, such as changing from self to family or family to two-party.

If you decide to keep your current plans, you don’t need to take action. You are not required to complete any forms to continue your current coverage.

If you are making changes, submit changes through the EUTF Member self-service portal or complete and submit the EC-1 enrollment form, or EC-1H for those enrolled in HSTA VB plans.

The EUTF negotiates with providers every year. Sometimes those negotiations result in higher rates, sometimes lower. We created our own updated reference sheet based on negotiated rates for HSTA members as a quick, easy way to compare plan rates in the coming year.

Important dates

April 1 through April 30, 2024 Open enrollment election period
July 1, 2024 Rate changes effective
July 20, 2024 through July 5, 2025 New premiums deducted from paycheck
July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025 Plan period

Open enrollment change requests and required supporting documents must be submitted through the EUTF Member self-service portal by April 30, 2024. If you don’t enroll through the EUTF Member self-service portal, submit your completed EC-1/EC-1H enrollment forms and required supporting documents to the Mail to the EUTF at 201 Merchant Street Suite 1700 Honolulu, HI 96813, or fax to EUTF at (808) 586-2161 by April 30, 2024, for changes to be effective July 1, 2024. Please do not submit changes through both the Member self-service portal AND open enrollment hard copy forms.

Please note: Required supporting documents must be submitted by April 30, 2024. The EUTF will not contact you regarding outstanding supporting documents, and late submissions will not be accepted.

EUTF open enrollment video for HSTA members

Attend an open enrollment informational session

The EUTF will host in-person and informational sessions for open enrollment from April 1 to April 29, 2024. The sessions are approximately one and a half hours long. On the day of the informational webinar session, employees should click here and click on “Active Employee Open Enrollment Fair.” Employees will be able to view on-demand video presentations from EUTF the insurance carriers, and attend an EUTF live webinar.

Useful links


If you have any questions or need help, you may contact the EUTF at (808) 586-7390 (Oʻahu), toll-free from the neighbor islands at 1-(800) 295-0089, or via email at

For other questions, contact the Department’s Employee Benefits Unit at (808) 441-8311 or via email at