Big Isle credit union reports data breach
KAILUA-KONA - Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union's president says employees improperly accessed personal information of several hundred members nearly a year ago.
President James Takamine tells West Hawaii Today the credit union did not notify members until this week, while an independent attorney conducted an investigation. He says that at this point, there doesn't appear to be any risk of identity theft.
Takamine says less than 500 of the credit union's 40,000 members were affected by the data breach. He says only the last four digits of Social Security numbers were accessed.
Some of the employees involved were terminated.
HMSA premiums to grow for businesses
HONOLULU - Hawaii's largest health insurer plans to raise premiums for about 84,000 small businesses after posting $43.8 million profit in 2011.
Hawaii Medical Service Association's proposal is for a 3.8 percent increase on July 1. HMSA is also raising premiums for its Health Plan Hawaii managed-care by 4 percent and 3.8 percent for CompMed, a program with higher deductibles and lower premiums.
Chief Financial Officer Steve Van Ribbink said insurance premiums have finally caught up with medical costs after years of rate increases.