Director Of Hawaii’s Obamacare Marketplace To Resign


The executive director of Hawaii’s Obamacare health insurance marketplace will resign on Dec. 6, the first marketplace director in the country to step down since the marketplaces went live on Oct. 1.

The marketplace announced the resignation of Coral Andrews, the current executive director, on Friday. She will be replaced by Tom Matsuda, who has been overseeing Obamacare implementation for Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D).

“I am honored to have been a part of implementing part of the Affordable Care
Act for the people of Hawai‘i,” Andrews said in a statement. “The Hawai‘i Health Connector has some of the most dedicated people I have ever had the honor of working with. Hawai‘i is in good hands with this talented group as they continue the mission of delivering access to health care for all Hawai‘i residents.”

As CNBC reported recently, Hawaii’s marketplace was one of several state-run websites to have troubled rollouts. Consumers were not able to access the site until the middle of October, and problems continued to be reported after it was relaunched.