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HEMIC’s Business Continuity Plan: Serving You with Safety in Mind

With the rapidly evolving situation and growing concerns over COVID-19, it goes without saying that the health and safety of our employees, customers and partners are paramount. As such, HEMIC has enforced safety measures — and with customer service our top priority — we are proceeding with our business continuity plan. In an effort to limit the number of people physically working in our office, most HEMIC employees have transitioned to remote work from home. We will maintain a small staff in the office to manage essential functions. To ensure a safe work environment, we have instituted strong protocols for... Read More

COVID-19: HEMIC Is Prepared with Business Continuity Plan

At HEMIC, we take the safety of our employees, agents, policyholders and injured workers seriously.  We are dedicated to serving Hawai`i’s businesses and workers during this time. That’s why we are monitoring the current situation of the novel coronavirus, named COVID-19, and the impact it has on the communities we serve.  We are committed to keeping you informed of our business continuity especially if the situation escalates. We are actively following the latest developments and will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Hawaii State Department of Health.

HEMIC Rated A (Excellent) with Stable Outlook by A.M. Best

HEMIC Has Maintained “A” Rating since First Rated in 2007 NEWS RELEASE — A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a” (Stable) for Hawai`i Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company, Inc. (HEMIC), the largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Hawai`i, serving over 6,700 businesses with over 75,000 workers. HEMIC has maintained an A rating from A.M Best every year since they were first rated in 2007. “As a mutual insurance company, our primary obligation is to our policyholder members,” said Marty Welch, Chief Executive Officer of HEMIC. “Our mission is... Read More

OSHA Releases Annual Top 10 Most Cited Violations

Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) identifies their top ten most frequently cited violations. Employers can use this list to identify recognized hazards in their workplaces and make sure they are in compliance. This will increase the safety of their workplace and avoid OSHA citations. HEMIC has a team of Safety and Risk Management consultants who are available to help our policyholders with risk assessments and compliance. OSHA’s 2019 Top 10 Most Cited Violations Fall protection – General requirements Hazard communication Scaffolding Lockout/tagout Respiratory protection Ladders Powered industrial trucks Fall protection – Training requirements Machine Guarding Personal... Read More