Today is the Property and Casualty Insurers’ Association of America’s (PCI) “Legislative Action Day,” an annual event where insurance company executives from across the country gather to meet with Congress to discuss issues important to the insurance industry and its customers.
Our CEO Marty Welch, who serves on the Executive Advisory Committee for PCI, was on Capitol Hill today helping PCI represent the interests of Hawaii and PCI’s nearly 1,000 member companies. He met with Senator Mazie Hirono and Representatives Tulsi Gabbard and Mark Takai.
Their discussions included the importance of maintaining State insurance regulation to foster consumer protection and ensure insurer solvency, as well as the growing use and abuse of opioid pain killers and their impact both on workers’ compensation costs and the long-term health and well-being of the injured worker. They also continued an ongoing dialogue about the federal government’s responsibilities regarding terrorism, which is both a national security issue as well as a serious financial risk to our economy.
HEMIC was founded to care for Hawaii’s businesses and workers. We are proud to be engaged in both our local and national political process to ensure that Hawaii businesses and their workers are fairly represented and that our local economy can thrive.