Hayashida named Hawaii Insurance Commissioner

(Honolulu, HI – Insurance News 360) – Colin M. Hayashida was named Hawaii insurance commissioner, according to an announcement issued on Jan. 3. Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Catherine P. Awakuni Colon made the appointment, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

“I’m honored to have this opportunity and look forward to undertaking the important role of overseeing and supporting Hawaii’s insurance marketplace,” said Hayashida. “With ongoing federal healthcare reform and the impacts of natural disasters in the state, the insurance industry remains fluid with significant issues that we must monitor and navigate. The Insurance Division and its dedicated staff have consistently risen to the challenges before them, and it is my goal to maintain this level of commitment and service to Hawaii and its residents.”

Starting in 2000, Hayashida worked in various analytical jobs within the Insurance Division. Since 2011, he served as the insurance rate and policy analysis manager.

Source: Hawaii Insurance Department.