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A new fissure erupted this evening near fissures 2 and 7, beginning with small lava spattering at about 8:44 p.m. HST. By 9:00 p.m., lava fountains as high as about 70 m (230 ft) were erupting from the fissure. Photo taken Saturday, May 5, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Puna insurance claims forum set for Thursday (June 7) at Hawaiian Beaches

Are you a Puna resident affected by the lava flow and trying to get the right answers and understand your insurance policy? Learn more about the various insurance policies and what they mean, how to communicate with your carrier, and what it all means.

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Gov Ige signs bill to keep National Flood Insurance available for Hawaii residents

A crucial bill, shepherded through the Legislature by Mililani representative Ryan Yamane (Mililani, Waipio Gentry, Waikele), to keep Hawaii protected under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was signed by Governor Ige during a public signing ceremony Monday (July 3) at the State Capitol.

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The state’s Insurance Division is advising Big Island residents that the Hawaii Property Insurance Association (HPIA) is now accepting all new business applications and coverage increase requests.   

“This is an opportunity to safeguard against unexpected property damage,” said Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito. “We want to thank our lawmakers for taking steps to pass legislation to lift the moratorium.”  Act 32, which was signed into law on May 5, 2015, requires HPIA to lift any moratorium on the issuance of residential property insurance within lava zones declared to be under a lava flow-related state of emergency by the Mayor of the County of Hawaii.

Property insurance moratorium lifted for Puna district, all Big Island residents urged to get insurance

The state’s Insurance Division is advising Big Island residents that the Hawaii Property Insurance Association (HPIA) is now accepting all new business applications and coverage increase requests. “This is an opportunity to safeguard against unexpected property damage,” said Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito. “We want to thank our lawmakers for taking steps to pass legislation […]

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Hawaii’s average rates for insurance exchange among lowest

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Insurance Division’s completed analysis of individual rates approved for the Hawaii Health Connector found that the plans are so far among the lowest in cost in the nation. “The State of Hawaii continues to be a leader in our nation’s healthcare transformation,” Gov. Neil Abercrombie […]

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Hawaii Preparatory Academy Launches Ohana Sustainability Program

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Preparatory Academy proudly launches its 2013-2014 Ohana Sustainability program with a special screening of Dirty Energy at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, at the school’s Gates Performing Arts Center; doors open at 6 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. Dirty Energy brings to light the personal stories […]

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Document damages from Flossie (UPDATE July 30, 5 p.m.)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii State Civil Defense and the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs would like to share some tips following Flossie’s path over the Hawaiian Islands. Report: If your home was impacted by the storm, contact your county civil defense/emergency management agency to report damages: Hawaii 808-935-0031 Maui 808-270-7285 City and County of Honolulu […]

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Insurance commissioner reduces HMSA rate hike request

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Insurance Division has approved a reduced rate increase from Hawaii Medical Services Association for its community rated group plans (CRG). The CRGs mainly cover small businesses that employ less than 100 workers. HMSA requested a rate hike of 8.6 percent. Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito approved a […]

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Insurance Division approves vehicle device policy

Insurance Division approves vehicle device policy

MEDIA RELEASE The state Insurance Division has approved a new type of personal auto program geared toward saving Hawaii’s safe drivers on their auto insurance. DTRIC Insurance Underwriters, Ltd., is the first insurer in Hawaii approved to sell a user-based discount program that uses voluntarily installed devices to identify safe drivers for rewards. Under the […]

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New Affordable Care Act proposal helps consumers understand benefits

New Affordable Care Act proposal helps consumers understand benefits

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury have proposed new rules under the Affordable Care Act that will enable consumers to easily understand their health coverage and determine the best health insurance options for themselves and their families. Likewise, these proposed rules will assist employers in finding the […]

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Insurance fraud results in Maui and Big Island convictions

Insurance fraud results in Maui and Big Island convictions

HONOLULU – The Hawai`i State Insurance Division successfully prosecuted two cases involving insurance fraud. Amy Waikiki Fernandez of Wailuku, Maui stole $28,000 from Majestic Insurance Agency. From January 2006 through January 2007, Fernandez embezzled insurance premiums from customers, then issued fraudulent documentation to those customers to hide the theft. Fernandez’s crime left at least 10 […]

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Green speaking up for keiki health care

By KARIN STANTON/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor   Incoming Senator Josh Green is making his case for universal health insurance coverage for children ahead of next month’s Legislative session. In an newsletter issued Thursday, Dec. 4, Green said children with healthcare coverage are healthier, do better in school, and become more productive members of society requiring less […]

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