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Brian Uchima Named First Kupono Award Winner at First Insurance Company of Hawaii


Steve Tabussi, Sr. Vice President
First Insurance Co. of Hawaii
(808) 527-7695

Brian Uchima of Honolulu has been named the first recipient of First Insurance Company of Hawaii’s (FICOH) Kupono Award. The quarterly award was created to recognize associates who demonstrate excellence in customer service as well as a commitment to FICOH’s core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence. Brian is a manager in the Risk and Safety Management department.

In his nomination, Uchima was praised for his ability to communicate difficult concepts and technical information in easy-to-understand language and find practical solutions for his customers.

In presenting the award to Uchima, Jeff Shonka, First Insurance CEO, said, “The relationships Brian has built over the years have directly contributed to FICOH writing new business and renewing key accounts.”

About First Insurance Company of Hawaii
Founded on August 11, 1911, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. is the oldest and largest property and casualty insurer domiciled in Hawaii, with assets of $661.0 million, liabilities of $387.9 million, and policyholders’ surplus of $273.1 million as of December 31, 2016.

First Insurance, a member of the Tokio Marine North America (TMNA) group of companies, enjoys an “A+” rating from A.M. Best Co. and has been named to the Ward’s 50 list of top-performing property and casualty insurance companies for eight consecutive years.

First Insurance was honored to be named an Outstanding Corporation in 2016 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Aloha Chapter.Proud of its broadly experienced, service-oriented staff, First Insurance employs more than 300 insurance professionals and distributes its products through 28 independent general agencies.

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