The Hawaii Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) law was enacted in 1969, which requires employers to provide partial “wage replacement” insurance coverage to their eligible employees for nonwork-related sickness or injury (including pregnancy). This means that if an employee is unable to work because of an off-the-job sickness or injury and that employee meets the qualifying conditions of the law, the disabled employee will be paid disability or sick leave benefits to partially replace the wages lost. TDI, however, does not include medical care.
An employer may adopt a few different methods in providing TDI benefits. Contact us for more information.