No employees, no plan, and no money – these were the challenges that attracted Bob Dove to run the state’s largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance. Under Bob’s leadership, Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company, Inc. (HEMIC) was able to sign 292 policies amounting to $1.3 million in premiums, within its first month operation.
HEMIC is a high quality, competitive insurance company that is today’s leader in Hawaii’s workers’ compensation insurance industry.
Bob’s career in the insurance business spans 30 years. This includes a four-year tenure in various senior management positions at the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund, now operating as Texas Mutual.
In this Greater Good Radio exclusive, Bob talks about fitting in to the Hawaii community, or in any place for that matter. According to Bob, it is the state of mind that separates successful assimilation to a culture.
“I think when you come in to a new situation, you can come in with the attitude that you’re going to find things that are familiar to you and the things that you like,” Bob said. “Or you can come in with the attitude that, ‘I’m going to find everything that’s different and everything that I don’t like’.”
“If you want to fit in to an environment, you can do it,” he added. “Some place you have to work a little harder than others, but you can fit in.”
Find out more about how Bob Dove has pulled off an incredible feat – of building a successful company with no plan, no money, and no employees – only here on Greater Good Radio.
Robert L. Dove
Bob Dove is Chief Executive Officer and President of Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company, Inc. (HEMIC). HEMIC is a workers’ compensation insurer serving the state of Hawaii exclusively as both a voluntary and guaranteed market. Mr. Dove has been HEMIC’s CEO since its inception in the spring of 1997.
Mr. Dove is a member of the HIOSH Advisory Committee, a director of the American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals, and serves on the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Property and Casualty Insurance Association of America.
Before coming to HEMIC, Mr. Dove served 4 years in various senior management positions at the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund, now operating as Texas Mutual. His total insurance career spans 30 years, including both company and agency operations.
Mr. Dove is a graduate of Ohio State University and has done Masters’ work at the University of Houston and the University of Texas Austin. He is married (Sue) and has 2 sons (Robert and Michael).
Mr. Dove was a charter member of The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors and holds the designation, “Certified Workers’ Compensation Professional” (CWCP). In addition, he holds the designation, “Workers’ Comp Professional” (WCP) which signifies his commitment in the insurance field to raise the professional standards of practice in the insurance industry.
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