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2022

10/25/2022

FICOH Partners with Mālama Learning Center to Plant Trees

Earlier this year, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) and Mālama Learning Center (MLC) entered into a three-year tree planting partnership. First Insurance’s charitable foundation is contributing $25,000 a year for three consecutive years, for a total contribution of $75,000, to support MLC’s native reforestation efforts at Palehua along the slopes above Kapolei and Makakilo, and the growing of fruit-bearing and culturally significant trees at their Awawalei site in Kunia.

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10/20/2022

First Insurance Promotes Todd Takayama to President

As of October 1, Todd Takayama, chief underwriting officer at First Insurance Company of Hawaii’s (FICOH), has been promoted to president. Mark Yoda, who has been serving as the company’s chief executive since September 2021, will continue to serve as FICOH chairman and CEO.  

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09/27/2022

First Insurance Hires New Vice President of Personal Lines

First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has hired Todd Yamanaka as vice president of personal lines, overseeing the personal lines underwriting and customer service teams. Prior to joining FICOH, Yamanaka served as vice president and division manager of personal insurance at Island Insurance.

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09/06/2022

First Insurance Marks National Preparedness Month in September

First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is observing National Preparedness Month in September by urging Hawaii residents to prepare for the unexpected.

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07/27/2022

First Insurance Company of Hawaii Alerts the Public About Face Auto Insurance Cards Being Sold on Maui

First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is warning consumers about fake auto insurance ID cards being sold on Maui. Fake agents are illegally selling cards listing FICOH as the carrier and Business Insurance Services as the insurance agency. 

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07/20/2022

First Insurance Celebrates 111th Anniversary and Announces $111,000 in Grants to Environmental Nonprofits

As part of its commitment to the future generations of Hawaii, the First Insurance Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH), is donating $111,000 to local environmental and sustainability nonprofits in 2022. The odd number is a nod to the company’s 111th anniversary. FICOH was founded in Hawaii on August 11, 1911.

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04/26/2022

First Insurance Company of Hawaii Offers Tips to Prepare for the Unexpected This Hurricane Season

With hurricane season in Hawaii starting June 1, now is a good time to do an insurance review. First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) reminds homeowners they need three policies – homeowners, hurricane and flood – to properly cover their home for flood and wind events.

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04/06/2022

First Insurance Company of Hawaii Donated More Than $700,000 to Nonprofits in 2021

In 2021, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) donated more than $700,000 to charitable organizations.

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03/25/2022

First Insurance Company of Hawaii Reenters Residential Hurricane Insurance Market

FICOH took over the hurricane insurance book of business previously underwritten by AXIS Insurance Company, with which FICOH had partnered to provide residential hurricane insurance.

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02/08/2022

First Insurance Company of Hawaii and Its Associates Show Creativity to Raise $50,000 for Aloha United Way

As another example of pivoting in the times of COVID, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. (FICOH) and its associates donated $50,000 to Aloha United Way (AUW) through virtual fundraising events, e-pledges and a contribution from the First Insurance Foundation.

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12/20/2021

First Insurance Maintains A+ Financial Strength Rating from AM Best

AM Best, a global credit rating agency that focuses on the insurance industry, has reaffirmed the superior A+ Financial Strength Rating (FSR) for First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH). FICOH has maintained a FSR rating of A (excellent) or higher since 1997.

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12/16/2021

Local Companies Work Together to Donate Refurbished Cars to Two Oahu Families

In the spirit of the holiday season, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) collaborated with Aiea Collision and UNIBODY Autotech Collision Center to gift refurbished vehicles to two deserving families identified by Helping Hands Hawaiʻi’s Adopt a Family Program.

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12/03/2021

First Insurance Associates Kick Off the Holidays with Three Beach Cleanups on Oahu

To kick off the holiday season, employees at First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. (FICOH) swapped their annual holiday party for a community service event today, partnering with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii (SCH) to remove marine debris and trash at three beaches on Oahu. The sites included Kailua Beach, Ala Moana Beach and Oneula Beach Park in Ewa Beach, better known as “Hau Bush.”

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10/26/2021

First Insurance Company of Hawaii Continues Its Commitment to the American Heart Association by Donating $73,000

First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. (FICOH) has donated $73,000 to the American Heart Association-Hawaii in 2021, continuing its multi-year commitment to supporting cardiovascular research, education and care.

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10/12/2021

First Insurance Company of Hawaii Donates $50,000 to American Red Cross of Hawaii

First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. (FICOH) has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross of Hawaii in 2021 to support the nonprofit’s emergency response efforts and Sound the Alarm campaign.

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