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First Insurance Hires New Vice President of Claims


Kaela Wasnich, Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist
First Insurance Co. of Hawaii
(808) 527-7388

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

Yvette has more than 30 years of claims experience in the property & casualty insurance industry. Prior to joining FICOH, she worked at Amtrust North America in California for seven years, most recently as vice president of claims for the western region. She has also worked at Farmers Insurance and Safeco Insurance Company.

“Yvette’s wealth of experience, strong communication skills and ability to see things through make her a great addition to our executive team. We are excited to welcome her and her family to Hawaii,” said Jeff Shonka, president and CEO of FICOH.

Yvette has a B.A. in International Business, Trade, and Commerce from San Diego State University.


About First Insurance Company of Hawaii

Founded in 1911, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. is the oldest and largest property and casualty insurer domiciled in Hawaii, with assets of $675.4 million, liabilities of $409.3 million, and policyholders’ surplus of $266.1 million as of December 31, 2019.

First Insurance, a member of the Tokio Marine North America (TMNA) group of companies, enjoys an “A+” rating from A.M. Best Co. Proud of its broadly experienced, service-oriented staff, First Insurance employs more than 350 insurance professionals and distributes its products through 26 independent general agencies. First Insurance was named one of Hawaii’s Best Places to Work for 2019 by Hawaii Business magazine. It was also awarded the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Gold Achievement for 2019.

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