MMC Benefits Handbook
HMSA's Preferred Provider Plan (PPP)
This section provides a summary of the HMSA's Preferred Provider Plan (PPP) (the "Plan") as of January 1, 2021.
This section, together with the Administrative Information section and the applicable section about participation, forms the Summary Plan Description and plan document of the Plan.
HMSA's Preferred Provider Plan (PPP) has the largest network of health care providers in Hawaii, including all major hospitals. You may select any participating provider in the network to manage your care, or you may choose a non-participating provider. Generally, your costs are lower if you use a participating provider. PPP also offers members access to over 500,000 Blue Cross and Blue Shield providers nationwide through the BlueCard℠ program and emergency care anywhere in the world through HMSA's Away From Home Care Program.
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that governs many employer-sponsored plans including this one. Your ERISA rights in connection with this Plan are detailed in the Administrative Information section.