It has always been part of the Hualalai ‘Ohana Foundation’s mission to care for the well-being of the Hualalai workforce ‘ohana. Out of concern for the continued well-being of our most important asset- the working employees - the Board of Directors and leadership of the Foundation have established new guidelines for medical financial assistance program requests.
In response to the recent full FDA approval of vaccine(s), the Hualālai ‘Ohana Foundation is now requiring applicants for medical financial assistance be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Foundation is taking this step to promote the health and safety of our ‘ohana and community. Research shows vaccines are the most effective form of protection against COVID-19.
Effective October 1, 2021, all medical financial assistance applications and requests will require that the applicant have at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at time of application.
Effective December 1, 2021, all medical financial assistance applications submitted will require that the applicant be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:
All personal health information submitted to the Hualālai ‘Ohana Foundation will be kept in a secure, separate file. All World Health Organization endorsed vaccines, including those in the U.S. made by Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, will fulfill the vaccine requirement. Booster shots may also be required in the future. Applicants must provide a copy of their vaccination card along with the Employment Eligibility form with a completed application packet.
Existing/active and already-approved medical applications and awards will be considered grandfathered in and will not have to show proof of vaccination. New policy guidelines take effect October 1, 2021 for all medical financial assistance applications, excluding applicants under the age of 12 who are not currently eligible for vaccination, or applicants who present a medical waiver from their doctor.
This policy applies to all medical financial assistance application program streams including dental, surgical, serious medical and exceptional circumstances requests. This policy does not apply to educational program streams and does not include applications for scholarships, child literacy programs and lifelong learning programs.
Here are some frequently asked questions on the new Medical Financial Assistance Eligibility guidelines related to vaccination.