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2nd man wanted in connection with home invasion robbery arrested

Police located the second man wanted and previously charged in connection with a home invasion robbery in the Leilani Estates subdivision on July 24.

Police arrested Kawika Benny Kahee, 30, Thursday afternoon at a home in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision. On the strength of a grand jury indictment, he was charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault, second-degree theft, third-degree promoting a dangerous drug, and drug paraphernalia. He was also arrested and charged with and contempt of court and two counts of no-bail probation revocation. His bail for the remaining offenses was set at $58,000.

He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance.

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Large employers must comply with Affordable Care Act in 2015

An article about Hawaii’s health connector website had an incorrect date by which large employers, those with 50 to 100 employees, must comply with the Affordable Care Act. Panelist Peter Amelotte, with Aloha Insurance Services, said effective in 2015, companies that provide self-insured health coverage must file an annual return reporting certain information for each employee covered. The rule is optional for 2014.

Amelotte also noted that all groups that have insurance plan renewals on a calendar year, with the next plan effective Jan. 1, and individuals must make a plan selection in the next three months or face IRS penalties when they file their 2014 taxes.