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Adding a newborn (HMSA’s Plan for Federal Employees)

Members who have HMSA’s Plan for Federal Employees need to follow these instructions for adding a newborn to their plan:

  • Active employees with self-only plan: Soon after the birth of the child, please contact your current agency/payroll office to add your newborn to your plan. The agency/payroll office will validate the addition and determine the effective date for your baby.
  • Active employees with family plan: Soon after the birth of the child, please send a signed request with the following information and a copy of the birth certificate to the address or fax number below. The request should include:

    • Date of request
    • HMSA Subscriber ID number
    • Subscriber’s Name
    • Address on file
    • Contact phone number
    • The newborn’s full name, birthdate and gender
    • Physical effective date (birthdate or other date)

    The temporary certificate of live birth is acceptable with your written request, but when you later receive the official birth certificate, you must submit a copy to HMSA. The effective date for the newborn child will be the date of birth unless otherwise stated.

    HMSA Membership Services Department
    PO Box 860
    Honolulu, HI 96808-0860
    Fax number: 808-948-6285 on Oahu
  • Retired employees with self-only plan: Soon after the birth of the child, please contact the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to add your newborn to your plan.
  • Retired employees with family plan: Soon after the birth of the child, please send a written request with a copy of the birth certificate to the address or fax number below. The effective date for the newborn child will be the date of birth.

    HMSA Membership Services Department
    PO Box 860
    Honolulu, HI 96808-0860
    Fax number: 808-948-6285 on Oahu