About Us

CEO Message


This year, we celebrate a significant milestone:  25 years of proudly taking care of Hawaiʻi’s businesses and workers. Mahalo nui to our valued policyholders, agents and business partners for your dedication and trust throughout these past two-and-a-half decades.  

Anniversaries offer us a time to reflect on how far we have come, what we have accomplished and where we are headed in the future. HEMIC’s creation came with a commitment: For as long as there is business in Hawaiʻi, it is our kuleana to take care of it.  

We were purposefully built to weather the unexpected and to be unwavering in our support of policyholders. This has never been truer than in these recent years amid a worldwide pandemic. During this time, we responded immediately to policyholder needs with relief programs and increased levels of support and specialized services. Together, we have persevered. 

In addition to being the largest provider of workers’ compensation in Hawaiʻi, we now do so much more for our local businesses. Through a strong commitment to long-term stability, innovation, and responsiveness, we continue to create products and services to help businesses protect their employees & assets, enhance workplace safety, and improve their results. 

From the beginning, HEMIC’s safety and risk management experts have been at the forefront of collaborating and designing safety programs personalized for our policyholders and their workplaces. Now we have a new comprehensive tool to enhance that experience — The HEMIC Safety Suite — our new online portal, loaded with leading edge, relevant Safety, Risk Management and HR resources, completely free to policyholders. 

We have grown and diversified our “HEMIC Family of Companies” by launching EPIC (Employers’ Protective Insurance Company), a wholly-owned subsidiary, whose first offering is Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI). Now employers can conveniently place workers’ compensation and TDI under one roof, ensuring their employees will receive immediate care and benefits without delay. 

We have also continued to grow HIMI (HEMIC Insurance Managers Inc.), our Managing General Agency, to provide additional lines of specialty insurance for businesses through our local agents. And our charitable efforts have been strengthened with the recent creation of the HEMIC Foundation – our very own non-profit organization to help us support and provide greater impact on the many needs of our community. 

HEMIC is here for the long run. For the next 25 years, and beyond, we remain committed to helping local businesses protect and operate safer, more productive workplaces. We are proud to be on the leading edge of our industry as an innovative, full-service enterprise while remaining a truly local company, woven into the fabric that is Hawaiʻi.


Martin J. Welch
Chief Executive Officer