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Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund

Money Woes Not a Priority For Health Fund Trustees

Unfunded liability doesn't come up in first meeting for new trustees of Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund.

Pursuing Health Equity in Hawaii

Susan Hunt says people with lower incomes and less education are at a significant disadvantage when it comes to health care.
Capitol Watch: Jan. 12

Capitol Watch: Jan. 12

UPDATED 5:01 p.m. Say, supporters meeting again to end speaker impasse; Abercrombie to get first Supreme Court pick; mayors say 'Don't Touch TAT'; and Newt's coming to town.
Hawaii’s 3 Growing Liabilities: Pensions, Health Care, Debt Flickr.com

Hawaii’s 3 Growing Liabilities: Pensions, Health Care, Debt

State budget director seeking budget increases of 9 percent and 18 percent in next two years, respectively, over current levels.

Week 11: Serious Financial Reporting Challenging

Hawaii, and its taxpayers, face more than $16 billion in pension and health-care costs for retired state employees. It's no easy task to explain what's happened, why and what can be done about it.

State Employees’ Health-Care System Explained

We know the state faces a huge bill to pay for health care for retirees and their dependents. A Civil Beat topic page explains how we got into this mess and what might be done about it.

On the Hook – Part 2

A two-part Civil Beat series examines how Hawaii taxpayers face more than $16 billion in unfunded pension and health-care expenses for public employee retirees, and what the state is doing about it. Tuesday: The Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund. Monday: The Employees' Retirement System.

Discussion: On the Hook

The state of Hawaii, and its taxpayers, are on the hook for pension and health-care costs for retired public employees…

On The Hook – Part 1

A two-part Civil Beat series examines how Hawaii taxpayers face more than $16 billion in unfunded pension and health-care expenses for public employee retirees, and what the state is doing about it. Monday: The Employees' Retirement System. Tuesday: The Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund.
State Has Huge Bill Coming Due for Retiree Health Care

State Has Huge Bill Coming Due for Retiree Health Care

Concerned about how to make up the state's $6.2 billion unfunded pension liability? Well, what about the more than $10 billion the state is going to have to pay for health benefits for retirees and their dependents?
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Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund