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A Hui Hou, Barry Taniguchi

Over the weekend, Hawai`i lost a great leader in both our business and local community. Barry Taniguchi, Chairman, CEO and third generation leader of KTA Super Stores, was an inspired leader dedicated to enriching our Hawai`i community. As a board member of HEMIC for many years, he brought vision, business acumen and compassionate perspective to our board of directors for the betterment of the policyholders that HEMIC serves. At HEMIC, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Taniguchi and KTA `ohana and to the Hawai`i island community. The impact Barry Taniguchi has made on Hawai`i is far-reaching, and an enduring... Read More

HEMIC Directors Declare $3.5 Million Dividend

HEMIC Has Returned Over $38 Million in Dividends to Policyholders Over the Last 13 Years NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2019 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. With this dividend, HEMIC will have returned over $38 million dollars to Hawai`i businesses over the last thirteen years. “HEMIC’s dividend program is a unique benefit that we offer as a mutual insurance company,” said HEMIC Chief Executive Officer, Martin Welch. “This year, nearly 80% of our policyholder members will receive a... Read More

Sarah Guay, VP of Human Resources, on Cultivating Humanity in HR

Congratulations to Sarah Guay, HEMIC’s VP of Human Resources, who was recently interviewed for the Hawaii Employers Council’s Kūlia I Ka Nu`u column! Sarah plays a fundamental role in supporting HEMIC’s employees. Her passion and dedication help to create a fun and healthy work environment for our HEMIC-cans. Since joining HEMIC, Sarah has committed herself to improving our organizational development and growing leaders that, in turn, empower their employees. When leading a team, Sarah believes it is crucial for leaders to practice humanity and humility. We’re excited to see Sarah’s efforts being recognized in places like the Hawaii Employers Council’s... Read More

HEMIC’s Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $40,000 for Kids’ Chance of Hawai`i

On July 11, HEMIC held their Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This year, all proceeds went to benefit Kids’ Chance of Hawai`i, an organization dedicated to providing scholarships to Hawai`i children with a parent who has been catastrophically injured or killed on the job. Kids’ Chance helps these children fulfill their goals of education. “We were pleased to raise over $40,000 – all of which will go directly to scholarships,“ said Milia Leong, Vice President of Claims and Medical Management. “As Hawai`i’s largest workers compensation insurance carrier, we know firsthand that when a catastrophic injury happens on the job, the... Read More