Press Releases

HEMIC Celebrates CEO Marty Welch, Awarded “Business Leader of the Year”

Congratulations, Marty! On Thursday, November 9, HEMIC celebrated our CEO Marty Welch, who was honored with the American Savings Bank Business Leader of the Year award at PBN’s Business Leadership Hawaii awards banquet. This award honors an individual from the business, public, or non-profit sectors who has made a significant difference in Hawai’i. The award is intended to recognize contributions in the last 12-18 months, but judges may also consider a longer pattern of individual leadership. In presenting the Business Leader of the Year award, PBN Publisher Tammy Mencel, spoke of how HEMIC has undergone a culture change and significant expansion... Read More

HEMIC Directors Declare $3.5 Million Dividend

HEMIC Has Returned over $31 Million in Dividends to Policyholders Over the Last 11 Years September 25, 2017 — HONOLULU. During HEMIC’s 20th anniversary year, the Board of Directors of Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company, Inc. (HEMIC) has declared a $3.5 million dollar dividend payable to qualifying policyholders. This is $0.5 million dollars more than HEMIC’s dividend last year, and is the eleventh consecutive year that the HEMIC Board has authorized a multi-million dollar dividend. With this dividend, HEMIC will have returned over $31 million dollars to Hawaii businesses over the last decade-plus. Policyholders insured with HEMIC for more than... Read More

HEMIC Raises $40,000 for Arthritis Foundation with Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament

To commemorate our 20 years of dedication to the Hawai‘i business community, HEMIC celebrated with a charity golf tournament on July 31, 2017 at Waikele Country Club. All net proceeds from the event will benefit the Arthritis Foundation. The event brought together our industry partners and colleagues for a day of fun, sun, golf and fundraising. More than $40,000 from sponsorships, teams, raffles, mulligans and a silent auction will help the Arthritis Foundation achieve their mission.... Read More

HEMIC Receives BBB Torch Award for Ethical Business Practices

BBB Torch Awards showcase trust in the marketplace and honor local businesses and public charities for their outstanding commitment to fair, honest and ethical business practices. CEO Marty Welch said, “We are very proud to have been chosen from a field of 83 nominees for the BBB Torch Awards, and from three finalists in the ‘large company’ category. At this exciting time, as we celebrate our 20th anniversary, it is especially meaningful to be recognized as a company with integrity. We stand by Hawai’i’s workers in their time of need and by the local businesses we have served for the past 20 years." “This year Hawaii’s BBB saw a record-breaking number of nominations. Over 80 companies were nominated for this prestigious award,” stated Gregory Dunn, president and CEO, of Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau. “The 2017 winners have shown that ethics and integrity are core values of their organization and join an elite group of organizations that realize dealing fairly and honestly with employees, customers and partners are central to profitability and growth. They serve as role models in the community and it is an honor to present them with this award.”... Read More