HEMIC Announces an EPIC Change in Hawai`i’s Insurance Market

New Subsidiary, Employers’ Protective Insurance Agency (EPIC), to Offer Temporary Disability Insurance HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I — Hawai`i Employers Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC) announces the launch of a new, wholly owned subsidiary: Employers’ Protective Insurance Company (EPIC). EPIC’s initial product offering will be Temporary Disability Insurance. “We believe TDI is a natural complement to workers’ compensation insurance, as it is required by statute for all businesses, provides coverage for non-occupational disability, and utilizes a similar claims process,” said Martin J. Welch, CEO of HEMIC. “With our expertise, technology, resources and commitment to the State of Hawaii, we believe we can provide faster,... Read More

HEMIC Directors Declare a $3.5 Million Dividend

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I — The Board of Directors of Hawai’i Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company, Inc. (HEMIC) has declared a $3.5 million dividend payable to qualifying policyholders. This is the twelfth consecutive year that the HEMIC Board has authorized a multi-million dollar dividend. With this dividend, HEMIC will have returned over $34.5 million to Hawai’i businesses over the last twelve years. Policyholders insured with HEMIC for more than one policy year who have demonstrated a strong commitment to safety qualify for the dividend, which will be distributed in November. Said HEMIC Chief Executive Officer, Martin Welch, “HEMIC’s Board of Directors are pleased... Read More

Hawai’i Small Employers Now Required to Have a Written Safety Program

The State of Hawaii Department of Occupational Safety and Health (HIOSH) has new rules that change the requirements for companies with 10 to 24 employees. These rules were recently approved by Governor Ige. As of August 18, 2018, all companies with 10 or more employees are required to develop a written safety and health program that satisfies HIOSH/OSHA requirements. Until now, only companies with 25 or more employees were required to have a written safety and health plan. HIOSH construction standards have also changed accordingly:  A company is required to have a written safety and health program if they have... Read More

HEMIC’s Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament – September 13, 2018

HEMIC is excited to welcome Dave Shoji, former head coach of the UH Rainbow Wahines,as our Honorary Starter for HEMIC’s Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Join us as a sponsor, golf team or volunteer and become a Champion of YES for the Arthritis Foundation. We look forward to seeing you! Click here to register a team and learn about sponsorship opportunities.