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Colin M. Hayashida

Colin M. Hayashida was named Insurance Commissioner for the Hawaii Insurance Division by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Director (DCCA) Catherine P. Awakuni Colón and was appointed by Governor David Ige on January 1, 2019.

The Hawaii Insurance Division regulates the Hawaii insurance industry, issues licenses, examines the fiscal condition of Hawaii-based companies, reviews rate and policy filings, and investigates insurance related complaints. As head of the Insurance Division, Hayashida will oversee the insurance industry in the State of Hawaii, which writes $19.8 billion in premiums, and includes 1,551 insurance companies and over 73,000 insurance producers.

Prior to his appointment as Insurance Commissioner, Hayashida worked in various analytical capacities within the Hawaii Insurance Division beginning in 2000. Most recently, he served as the insurance rate and policy analysis manager since 2011.