Sections
Part I Short Title; Purpose; Definitions 393-1 – 393-7
Part II Mandatory Coverage 393-11 – 393-24
Part III Administration and Enforcement 393-31 – 393-34
Part IV Premium Supplementation 393-41 – 393-48

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 393

  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney general: means the state attorney general or deputy attorneys general. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:13-103
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Cigarette: means any roll for smoking made wholly or in part of tobacco, irrespective of size and shape and whether or not the tobacco is flavored, adulterated, or mixed with any other ingredient, the wrapper or cover of which is made of paper or any other substance or material except tobacco. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:13-103
  • Cigarette package: means a sealed package of cigarettes originating from the manufacturer and bearing the health warning required by law. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:13-103
  • Claim: means a right to payment, whether or not the right is reduced to judgment, liquidated, unliquidated, fixed, contingent, matured, unmatured, disputed, undisputed, legal, equitable, secured, or unsecured. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-7
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-17
  • Creditor: means a person having any claim, whether matured or unmatured, liquidated or unliquidated, secured or unsecured, absolute, fixed, or contingent. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • Creditor: means , with respect to a transferor, a person who has a claim. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-7
  • Debt: means liability on a claim. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-7
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Delinquency proceeding: means any proceeding instituted against an insurer for the purpose of liquidating, rehabilitating, reorganizing, or conserving such insurer, and any summary proceeding under section 431:15-201 or 431:15-202. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • Department: means the department of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-3
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the director of labor and industrial relations. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-3
  • distribution: means to sell, ship, transfer, give, or deliver to another, or to leave, barter, or exchange with another, or to offer or agree to do the same. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:13-103
  • Employees trust: means any trust created by an employer as part of a stock bonus, pension, profit-sharing, or annuity plan for the exclusive benefit of some or all of the employer's employees, or their beneficiaries, to which contributions are made by the employer, or employees, or both, for the purpose of distributing in accordance with such plan to the employees, or their beneficiaries, the earnings or the principal, or both earnings and principal, of the trust fund, provided that it is impossible under the trust terms at any time prior to the satisfaction of all liabilities with respect to employees and their beneficiaries under the trust for any part of the corpus or income to be at any time used for or diverted to purposes other than the exclusive benefit of the employees, or their beneficiaries. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-22
  • Employer: means any individual or type of organization, including any partnership, association, trust, estate, joint stock company, insurance company, or corporation, whether domestic or foreign, a debtor in possession or receiver or trustee in bankruptcy, or the legal representative of a deceased person, who has one or more regular employees in the employer's employment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-3
  • Employment: means service, including service in interstate commerce, performed for wages under any contract of hire, written or oral, expressed or implied, with an employer, except as otherwise provided in sections 393-4 and 393-5. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-3
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Entity: means one or more individuals, a company, corporation, a partnership, an association, or any other type of legal entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:13-103
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Former spouse: means a person to whom the transferor was married where the marriage was dissolved before the time of the permitted transfer, or person with whom the transferor was in a civil union where the civil union was dissolved before the time of the permitted transfer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-7
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • insolvent: means :

         (1)  For an insurer issuing only assessable fire insurance policies:

              (A)  The inability to pay any obligation within thirty days after it becomes payable; or

              (B)  If an assessment be made within thirty days after such date, the inability to pay such obligation thirty days following the date specified in the first assessment notice issued after the date of loss pursuant to this code;

         (2)  For any other insurer, that it is unable to pay its obligations when they are due, or when its admitted assets do not exceed its liabilities plus the greater of:

              (A)  Any capital and surplus required by law for its organization; or

              (B)  The total par or stated value of its authorized and issued capital stock; and

         (3)   As to any insurer licensed to do business in this State as of July 1, 1988, who does not meet the standard established under subparagraph (B), the term insolvency or insolvent shall mean, for a period not to exceed three years from July 1, 1988, that it is unable to pay its obligations when they are due or that its admitted assets do not exceed its liabilities plus any required capital contribution ordered by the commissioner under provisions of this code. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103

  • Insurer: means any person who has done, purports to do, is doing or is licensed to do an insurance business, and is or has been subject to the authority of, or to liquidation, rehabilitation, reorganization, supervision, or conservation by any insurance commissioner. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: include but are not limited to reserves required by statute, insurance division rules, or specific requirements imposed by the commissioner upon a subject company at the time of admission or subsequent thereto. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • month: means a calendar month; and the word "year" a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-15
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Permitted property: includes real property, personal property, and interests in real or personal property. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-7
  • Permitted transfer: means a transfer of permitted property by or from one or more transferors who own an undivided interest in the property to one or more trustees, at least one of which is a permitted trustee, by means of a trust instrument, regardless of whether consideration is exchanged. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-7
  • Permitted trustee: means a person, other than the transferor, who is a resident of this State or a bank or trust company that is authorized to do business in this State, possesses and exercises trust powers, has its principal place of business in this State; and:

         (1)  Maintains or arranges for custody of some or all of the property that is the subject of the permitted transfer;

         (2)  Maintains records for the trust on an exclusive or nonexclusive basis;

         (3)  Prepares or arranges for the preparation of fiduciary income tax returns; or

         (4)  Otherwise materially participates in the administration of the trust. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-7

  • Person: means a natural person. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-7
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Premium: means the amount payable to a prepaid health care plan contractor as consideration for the contractor's obligations under a prepaid health care plan. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-3
  • Prepaid health care plan: means any agreement by which any prepaid health care plan contractor undertakes in consideration of a stipulated premium:

         (1)  Either to furnish health care, including hospitalization, surgery, medical or nursing care, drugs or other restorative appliances, subject to, if at all, only a nominal per service charge; or

         (2)  To defray or reimburse, in whole or in part, the expenses of health care. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-3

  • Prepaid health care plan contractor: means :

         (1)  Any medical group or organization which undertakes under a prepaid health care plan to provide health care;

         (2)  Any nonprofit organization which undertakes under a prepaid health care plan to defray or reimburse in whole or in part the expenses of health care; or

         (3)  Any insurer who undertakes under a prepaid health care plan to defray or reimburse in whole or in part the expenses of health care. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-3

  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Receiver: means receiver, liquidator, rehabilitator, or conservator as the context requires. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • Recipient of social service payments: includes :

         (1)  A person who is an eligible recipient of social services such as attendant care and day care services; and

         (2)  A corporation or private agency that contracts directly with the department of human services to provide attendant care and day care authorized under the Social Security Act, as amended. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-3

  • Regular employee: means a person employed in the employment of any one employer for at least twenty hours per week but does not include a person employed in seasonal employment. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-3
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Sale: includes every act of selling and includes any sale or act of selling that originates from any order that is placed or submitted by means of a telephonic or other method of voice transmission, the mail, or any other delivery service, or the Internet or other online service. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:13-103
  • sold: includes any delivery of cigarettes or tobacco products, whether cash is actually paid therefor or not. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:13-103
  • Spouse: means a person to whom the transferor is married or with whom the person is party to a civil union at the time of the permitted transfer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-7
  • Stamp: means a stamp printed, manufactured, or made by authority of the department, as provided in this chapter, that is issued, sold, or circulated by the department, and by the use of which the tax levied under this chapter is paid. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:13-103
  • State: means any state, district, or territory of the United States and the Panama Canal Zone. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Transfer: means every method, direct or indirect, of disposing of property, of an interest in property, of the possession of property, of fixing a lien upon property, or upon an interest in property, absolutely or conditionally, voluntarily or involuntarily, by or without judicial proceedings. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:15-103
  • Transfer: means the disposition, conveyance, or assignment of property, including the change in the legal ownership of property occurring upon the substitution of one trustee for another or the addition of one or more new trustees, or the exercise of a power that causes the disposition, conveyance, or assignment of permitted property to a trustee or trustees, but shall not include the release or relinquishment of an interest in property that was formerly the subject of a permitted transfer. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-7
  • Transferor: means :

         (1)  An owner of permitted property;

         (2)  The holder of a power of appointment that authorizes the holder to appoint in favor of the holder, the holder's creditors, the holder's estate, or the creditors of the holder's estate; or

         (3)  A trustee who directly or indirectly makes a disposition of permitted property. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-7

  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trust instrument: means an irrevocable instrument appointing a permitted trustee or permitted trustees for the permitted property that is the subject of a disposition. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-7
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustee: includes an original, additional, or successor trustee, whether or not appointed or confirmed by court. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-7
  • Use: means the exercise of any right or power incident to ownership or possession, other than the sale, or the keeping or retention for the purpose of sale. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 431:13-103
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Wages: means all remuneration for services from whatever source, including commissions, bonuses, and tips and gratuities paid directly to any individual by a customer of the individual's employer, and the cash value of all remuneration in any medium other than cash. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 393-3