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2022

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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09/07/2021

First Insurance Offers Supplemental Coverage for Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

With three months left in the current hurricane season, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) encourages local residents to use this opportunity to review their insurance and prepare for the next big storm.

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07/13/2021

First Insurance Company of Hawaii Creates 1,000 Hurricane Care Packages for Kupuna

With hurricane season upon us, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) recently distributed 1,000 hurricane care packages containing nearly two tons of food to local kupuna in partnership with Hawaii Meals on Wheels (HMOW). FICOH employees donated food items and assembled the care packages during their lunch breaks over the last few weeks.

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07/08/2021

First Insurance Hires New Assistant Vice President of Claims

First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has hired Robert Libby as assistant vice president of claims, overseeing the liability, litigation, and property claims teams. He joined the FICOH team in mid-March and previously served as manager of commercial general liability and auto property damage claims at AmTrust in California.

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07/08/2021

Marivic Puaa Promoted to Assistant Vice President of Claims

First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has promoted Marivic Puaa to assistant vice president of claims, overseeing administration and operations, effective July 1. She previously served as manager for the claims administration and operations teams. Puaa began her career at FICOH in 1990.

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06/29/2021

FirstTrack® Expands Affordable Coverage Offerings Ahead of Hurricane Season

As hurricane season (June through November) begins, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is expanding its offerings for FirstTrack®, a simple, affordable policy that offers Hawaii residents quick payouts in the event of a tropical storm or hurricane. Hawaii residents can get coverage starting at just $45 per year. 

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06/08/2021

Jeff Shonka to Retire as President and CEO on August 31, 2021

First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) announced today that Jeff Shonka, president and CEO, will retire on August 31, 2021 after more than seven years at the helm of Hawaii’s largest and oldest insurance company and nearly 20 years as a member of its executive leadership team. He will be succeeded by Mark Yoda effective September 1, 2021.

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