Insurance plans for thousands of Hawaii workers will run out next month following a liquidation order issued Thursday for Family Health Hawaii, a health insurance provider for employers and organizations.

The order, signed by State First Circuit Court Judge Karen T. Nakasone, gives 420 employer groups until May 6 to find new coverage for their employees, according to the Insurance Division of the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

About 6,000 to 7,000 policy holders will be affected, said William Nhieu, communications officer for the department.

FHH’s net worth in 2015 dropped below the minimum amount required state law. The court order said that in the three years since the company began in February 2013, FHH has reported an operating loss of about $6.5 million.

“Further delay would only increase the risk of loss and jeopardize FHH’s policyholders’ access to healthcare and providers under their plans,” Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito said in the release.

The Hawaii Insurance Division recommended that employers with FHH policies begin notifying their employees of the change and immediately look for new coverage plans.

Policyholders with appointments in the next thirty days can still see their doctor.

Policyholders with appointments in the next thirty days can still see their doctor.

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