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HMSA Gives $82,995 to Aloha for Japan

April 19, 2011, 1:40 PM HST
* Updated April 19, 1:41 PM
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By Sonia Isotov

Today, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) announced it has made a total donation of $82,995 to Aloha for Japan to support recovery from the earthquake and tsunami last month.

HMSA employees contributed $37,995 to the effort, and HMSA matched employee contributions up to $25,000. The HMSA Foundation, a non-profit charitable arm of HMSA, also made a charitable donation of $20,000.

“In the true spirit of community, HMSA employees came together to share their aloha with the people of Japan. I am pleased to offer this contribution on behalf of our employees, the organization, and the HMSA Foundation,” says HMSA President and Chief Executive Officer Robert P. Hiam, in a statement today. Aloha for Japan is a coordinated statewide effort to collect donations for victims of the Japan earthquake and Pacific-wide tsunami. The relief effort is headed by Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz at the request of Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

HMSA is the largest health-care coverage provider in the state of Hawaii with more than 688,000 members and 1700 employees.

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