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Hawaii

Hawaii has some changes to it’s state disability program.
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Hawaii Temporary Disability Insurance (HI TDI)

What is the Update?

The Aloha State has released changes to its Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) program for 2022:

  • The maximum weekly benefit will increase from $640 to $697
  • The weekly taxable wage ceiling will increase from $1,102.90 to $1,200.30
  • The weekly cap for employee contribution will increase from $5.51 to $6.00

More details can be found here.

Handbook/Policy Updates

Updates to your company handbook may need to be made if you include Hawaii state-specific income replacement benefits information.

Notice Requirements

We are not expecting any updates on the notices/posters for income replacement benefits in HI, as the notices don’t provide any specific benefit information. Employers in HI, should still post this mandatory poster in their workplace and inform new hires of the TDI benefit.

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Larkin Action

The Larkin Company will be updating leave packets to include 2022 applicable information.

Regarding TDI, ensure you are offsetting any salary continuation/company top-up pay aligned with the new benefit rate maximum, where applicable. The Larkin Company will adjust offsets for any top-up (leave of absence pay) calculations or STD, accordingly, if we handle these services for you.

*Reminder: claims that start in 2021 will be awarded 2021 benefit rates. Claims that begin on or after January 1, 2022, will be eligible for the new benefit rate.

Further Company Considerations 

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Disclaimer

The Larkin Company is providing this information for general informational purposes and as a courtesy only. All information is provided in good faith and based on readily available information from various sources. We have taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information provided and any accompanying resources are accurate and provide valuable information. However we make no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information provided in the document. 

This document does not contain, nor should it be construed or substituted for legal advice.  Accordingly, before taking any actions based upon such information provided herein, we encourage you to consult with the appropriate professionals. The Larkin Company does not provide legal advice of any kind. The use or reliance of any information contained in this is solely at your own risk. Neither the Larkin Company nor any of its agents or employees shall be held liable or responsible for any inaccuracy, errors or omissions contained herein or for any damage you may suffer as a result of failing to seek competent legal advice from a licensed attorney. 

Updated: 12/10/21