HONOLULU — The director of Hawaii's health insurance marketplace under President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul has resigned after delays in getting the exchange running and low signups in the first month.
Executive Director Coral Andrews said Friday that she was not asked to resign and decided to leave the Hawaii Health Connector on her own.
Andrews told reporters that the exchange has reached a point where she needs to let go and let someone else take charge.
Andrews is expected to work until Dec. 6.
She will be replaced by Tom Matsuda, the implementation manager for Obama's overhaul in Gov. Neil Abercrombie's administration.
The exchange had a two-week delay in starting open enrollment, then signed up less than 260 people in its first 30 days.