News Release: State Launches Mobile Device-Compatible Insurance Licensing Search

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 in News Releases

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Insurance Division

NEIL ABERCROMBIE
GOVERNOR

KEALII S. LOPEZ
DIRECTOR

GORDON ITO
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 22, 2014

State Launches Mobile Device-Compatible Insurance Licensing Search
Commissioner Urges Consumers to Verify Licenses of Insurance Agents, Companies

HONOLULU — The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ (DCCA) Insurance Division has launched a mobile device-compatible Insurance Licensing Search at https://insurance.ehawaii.gov/hils/. The webpage is redesigned to be mobile-first responsive and accessible to individuals with an Internet browser on their mobile device.

“We are giving Hawaii consumers a greater level of convenience and ease when they conduct research on insurance agents and companies with whom they seek to do business,” said Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito. “With more people using their mobile devices to conduct business, the new user-friendly design will help the public easily obtain basic information and confirm that their insurance agent and company are licensed in this state.”

The design elements of this online service follow the new state website template, optimized last year for touch screen technology and smart phone interfaces by providing larger text, buttons designed with touch response functionality, and custom layouts for multiple devices. The optimization was a highly visible sign of the Abercrombie Administration’s transformation of state government – including how it provides resources and services – which has put Hawaii at the national forefront of website design and integration across all state departments.

This service, among many other online state services, was developed through the eHawaii.gov program, a largely self-funded public-private partnership between the State of Hawaii and Hawaii Information Consortium LLC (HIC), a Hawaii corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV).

The Hawaii Insurance Division oversees the Hawaii insurance industry; issues licenses; examines the fiscal condition of Hawaii-based companies; reviews rate and policy filings; and investigates insurance related complaints.

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Media Contact:
Lindsay Chambers
Insurance Division
Multi-media Education Specialist
(808) 587-6735
Lindsay.K.Chambers@dcca.hawaii.gov
cca.hawaii.gov