In The Community

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

Midweek Features HEMIC as a “Good Neighbor”

Midweek featured HEMIC and our CEO, Marty Welch, in the “Good Neighbor” column of their April 27, 2016 issue. Thank you, Midweek! We believe that being a good neighbor is our kuleana.

HEMIC on Capitol Hill for Legislative Action Day

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... Read More

HEMIC Extends a Helping Hand – and a Lot of Sole – to Helping Hands Hawai‘i

(HONOLULU – March 23, 2016) HEMIC, Hawaii’s leading workers’ compensation insurance company found they had an unusual dilemma after completing the latest installment of their award-winning “No Worries” advertising campaign – what to do with 1,800 new pairs of rubber slippers? The new “No Worries” TV spot, which premiered this week, showcases the quandaries of a fictional slipper factory. With the wrap of the production, HEMIC found it had boxes and boxes of slippers needing a good home. Knowing the value a simple pair of slippers holds for those in need, HEMIC sought out Helping Hands Hawai‘i, who are in... Read More