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06/10/2021

Ecommerce Business Insurance: Five Key Protections to Consider

Your online company might have more exposures than you realize. Do you have the right ecommerce business insurance? From cyberattacks to slander, the risks are numerous – and without the right insurance, costly claims can drive an entrepreneur out of business.

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05/26/2021

Seat Belts for Dogs: Crazy or Crucial

Most dogs love sticking their heads out car windows. It’s the ultimate freedom … taking in all the sights, sounds and smells with fur, ears and jowls flapping in the wind! 

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05/20/2021

FICOH Associates Participate in National Walk at Lunch Day

Earlier this month, FICOH associates participated in National Walk at Lunch Day. Associates working in the office and from home put on their walking shoes and FICOH swag for brisk walks during their lunch breaks.

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05/17/2021

How to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

Did you know that water damage, not fire, is the leading cause of loss for homeowners in Hawaii? Compounding the issue is the advanced age of many Hawaii homes and condominiums, where failure to repair aging or compromised plumbing fixtures for supply and waste lines can lead to devastating losses.

We've all heard horror stories about homeowners returning from work, or worse yet vacation, to find their home flooded due to a ruptured water hose or overflowing toilet. In condos, where a water loss may not only destroy your property but the property of those who live below you, there's also a large liability exposure.

Repairing water damage is expensive and time consuming. Fortunately, there are preventive measures homeowners can take to avoid water damage incidents.

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05/11/2021

First CAT Volunteers at Central Middle School in Honolulu

Members of FICOH’s community action team, First CAT, spent this past Saturday morning beautifying the “Gem of Downtown.”

FICOH associates and their families had fun giving the Central Middle School campus a little ‘TLC.’ They gathered 30 bags of trash and debris.

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05/10/2021

Understanding Hurricane Deductibles

The next hurricane season is right around the corner. Will you be ready?

Don’t wait until the first storm forms. Review your insurance coverage as soon as possible. In addition to making sure you have enough coverage, check your deductibles.

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05/03/2021

Hawaii Insurance Industry Adjusts to Climate Change Threats

Losing a loved one is always overwhelming. There is so much to do as you prepare for a funeral and settle their affairs, but if you inherit a home, there are some important steps you need to take right away to ensure there is no lapse in coverage for the property.

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04/26/2021

What to Do If You Inherit a Home

Losing a loved one is always overwhelming. There is so much to do as you prepare for a funeral and settle their affairs, but if you inherit a home, there are some important steps you need to take right away to ensure there is no lapse in coverage for the property.

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04/19/2021

Four Ways to Save Energy in Your House

Whether you’re interested in lowering your energy bill or shrinking your carbon footprint, reducing the amount of energy you use just makes sense. Earth Day is on April 22, and it’s a good time to review your energy usage to see where you can improve. Use these four tips to take the next step. Little adjustments can make a big difference.

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04/05/2021

6 Ways to Show Your Ride Some Love During National Car Care Month

Without your car, daily life would be a lot different. Getting to work, picking up the kids, running errands – everything would be a lot more challenging. You depend on your car, so you should make sure it’s in good condition. Don’t wait until a warning light comes on or the engine stops running. April is National Car Care Month, and it’s a great time to do some basic car maintenance.

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04/05/2021

First Insurance Named Best Place to Work in Hawaii by Hawaii Business Magazine

First Insurance has been named one of Hawaii’s Best Places to Work by Hawaii Business Magazine.

In a virtual awards ceremony on Friday, April 2, FICOH took home first place in the “large company” category in Hawaii Business’s Best Places to Work 2021. FICOH was also recognized as one of Hawaii’s Top 5 Best Places to Work for Women.

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03/29/2021

FICOH Funds Research on COVID-19’s Social Impacts in Hawaii

In 2020, First Insurance and the First Insurance Charitable Foundation partnered with The College of Social Sciences (CSS) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa to develop and fund a series of fast-track research studies focused on the social costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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03/17/2021

Hawaii Flood Insurance FAQs

In Hawaii—an island state surrounded by water and with abundant rainfall—flood insurance matters. As a homeowner or renter, it’s important for you to understand your flood exposure and how insurance may or may not apply. Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions.

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03/15/2021

FICOH Associates Find Creative Ways to Stay Active

Our Wellness Ambassador Committee (WAC) plans fun challenges to keep our associates engaged and active.

In February, our WAC committee organized FICOH’s first virtual walk of 2021. The theme was “Showing Some Love.” Associates were challenged to walk around their neighborhoods, wearing red, with a partner, friend or family member. Getting steps in is always easier with good company!

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03/09/2021

First CAT Volunteers at Waimea Valley

On Saturday, March 6, First CAT volunteer weathered rain and mud to clear out invasive plants and vines from a section of Waimea Valley. This entailed using all variety of tools and brute strength to hack and pull off large, heavy, tree-choking vines. Our volunteers spent their last hour planting native plants along the park’s entrance. Using the soreness of our muscles and feedback from our Waimea Valley hosts as measures, we made a big difference!

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