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2021

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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02/25/2021

First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donates $125,000 for UH Cancer Center Early Phase Clinical Trials

The FICOH Charitable Foundation has donated $125,000 to support the UH Cancer Center’s new state-of-the-art Early Phase Clinical Research Center. This center will provide access to phase 1 clinical trials for cancer patients in Hawaiʻi so they do not have to travel to the continental U.S. for specialized treatments.

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01/29/2021

First Insurance Company of Hawaii & Associates Donate $58,000 to Aloha United Way

As local nonprofits mobilize support for Hawaii’s growing community needs, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. (FICOH) has donated $58,000 to Aloha United Way (AUW). The amount represents a corporate contribution combined with fundraising event proceeds and associate donations to FICOH’s annual e-pledge drive.

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01/14/2021

Yuji Soda Promoted to Assistant Vice President of Strategic Planning

First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has promoted Yuji Soda to assistant vice president of strategic planning, effective January 1, 2021. He previously served as manager of strategic planning.

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12/14/2020

First Insurance Company of Hawaii Maintains A+ Rating from A.M. Best Company

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

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11/12/2020

First Insurance Company of Hawaii Earns Gold in 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index

For the third consecutive year, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has been awarded the highest level of achievement – gold-level status – in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2020 Workplace Health Achievement Index.

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10/28/2020

First Insurance Hires New Vice President of Claims

First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has hired Yvette Barradas as its new vice president of claims.

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07/28/2020

New Product From First Insurance Closes Insurance Gaps During Hurricane Season

First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has launched a flexible and affordable product for Hawaii homeowners and renters this hurricane season that closes insurance gaps left by other types of coverage while simplifying claims and speeding up recovery.

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