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First Insurance Company of Hawaii Named One of Top 50 Insurance Companies Nationwide


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

For the ninth consecutive year, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has earned a spot among the nation’s top-performing property and casualty (P&C) insurance companies according to the Ward’s 50® list.

“We are honored to be consistently recognized as one of the leading property and casualty insurance companies in the United States,” said Jeff Shonka, president and CEO of First Insurance. “Much of the credit belongs to our associates and independent agency partners for contributing to the strength and stability that make this honor possible and who assure our ability to provide excellent service to our customers.”

For the past 27 years, the Ward Group has conducted the Ward’s 50 analysis by examining the financial performance of nearly 3,000 P&C insurance companies and 700 health insurance companies nationwide and identifying the industries’ top performers. To be eligible for this honor, a company must pass all safety and consistency screens and must have achieved superior performance over the preceding five-year period in the areas of safety, consistency and financial performance.

“As the oldest and largest insurance company headquartered in Hawaii, our philosophy has been to consistently provide superior services to local residents and businesses,” Shonka said. “I’m humbled to work alongside such an inspiring team of associates who are dedicated to our company’s long-term success.”

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 nine 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.Follow First Insurance on Twitter (@FirstInsHI), Facebook (, and Instagram (@FirstInsHI)..