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COBRA Subsidies Under The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The recently announced American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides COBRA premium subsidies for assistance eligible individuals (“AEIs”) between April 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021. We encourage all employer groups to seek legal guidance or learn about your responsibilities under this provision of the ARPA by visiting the DOL website: www.dol.gov/agencies/ebsa/laws-and-regulations/laws/cobra/premium-subsidy

HDS is here to assist our employer groups through this process. While we cannot provide advice, we are here to help you maintain dental benefits for eligible individuals during this period. Be aware that any member calls regarding the eligibility for the subsidy will be directed back to their former employer. View our HDS procedures for the ARPA COBRA Subsidy.


COVID-19 Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) continues to focus on the health and safety of our members, employees, participating dentists, and community.

In accordance with recent restrictions and orders due to COVID-19, HDS physical offices are CLOSED to the public, including all USPS mail and deliveries. All HDS employees are working from home until further notice, but will continue to perform essential functions to ensure we serve our employer groups, brokers, and members. Visit the HDS COVID-19 Updates page for the latest operational alerts, relevant coronavirus resources, helpful oral health and plan tips, and other useful information.

If you have any questions, please contact your HDS Account Executive or email [email protected].
(Last updated Thursday, March 18, 2021.)


Employer Portal Plans

Aloha, Employers!

Your employees deserve to be happy and healthy. HDS dental plans enhance your benefits package and are designed to produce healthier, productive employees.

SMILEWell Program


An oral health wellness program geared towards improving the oral health (and ultimately, overall health) of our valued members so they can Live Well, Smile More.

Did you know? HDS…

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Group Administrator Reference Guide

We invite you to use the following reference guide as a resource to understand your dental benefits, how to enroll or disenroll employees, manage billing and payments, and reach the appropriate support teams we have here at HDS.