Health Insurance FAQs

1. What kind of health insurance is available to me as a Chaminade student?
Chaminade is offering student plans through HMSA (Hawaii Medical Service Association). The plans offer medical and drug coverage and dental coverage. Non-student plans are also available through Kaiser Permanente. For a full range of other available health plans, please visit the Hawai’i Health Connector.

2. Who is eligible to enroll in the HMSA Chaminade University Student Plan?
Students enrolled at Chaminade University. Undergraduate and graduate students must have at least a half-time credit load (Undergraduates: 6 credits; Graduates: 3 credits or 1 credit of Thesis).

3. How do I enroll?
For HMSA plans, students can go to Students may apply online ($10 online enrollment fee will apply) or paper applications are available in the Counseling Center (located in the Student Support Services Building). Enrollment dates/deadlines are listed on the application.

For Kaiser Permanente plans, download the enrollment guide and form. Please note that in order to apply outside of the regular enrollment dates, the student must also submit a letter identifying the Qualifying Event (loss of coverage, moving to a different state/country, marriage, etc.) and explaining why they need coverage.

To access:

  • Kaiser Permanente Enrollment Guide
  • Kaiser Permanente Enrollment Form

log-on to the Chaminade portal.  Need help accessing your account? Visit the client services website for instructions.

Students may apply for other plan options through the Hawai’i Health Connector.

4. Is dental coverage offered?
Yes, dental coverage is now an option on HMSA plans only (please see Benefit Summary at A separate dental plan is also available through Ho’ala Dental,

5. If I purchase the student plan, how much will it cost to see a doctor?
Costs vary from plan to plan. Refer to plan Benefit Summaries for this information (available at plan websites).

6. How do I locate a local health care provider?
Both HMSA and Kaiser Permanente offer a provider locator on their websites.

7. If I need to speak to someone about the plan I choose, who can I call?
If you have a question, problem or need more information, you can call HMSA Customer Service at 948-5555, Kaiser Permanente at 1-800-494-5314. If you have a question or ongoing problem that cannot be answered or resolved, you may call the Counseling Center at (808) 739-4603