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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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02/25/2021

First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donates $125,000 for UH Cancer Center

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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02/18/2021

First CAT to Provide Family Meals for Ronald McDonald House Hawaii

Ronald McDonald House serves as a home away from home for families of seriously ill children who must travel to Oahu to receive care. The families who stay at the houses come from the neighbor islands, Pacific Islands and other areas.

Over the next several weeks, FICOH’s community action team, First CAT, will support families staying at Ronald McDonald House in Manoa through safe, no-contact meal drop-offs. In addition to supporting the families, we will use this opportunity to give some extra business to our valued restaurant insureds.

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02/17/2021

Seven Reasons Why Insurance Careers Rock

Everyone has their favorite New Year’s tradition, their own special way of saying goodbye to the old and ringing in the new. It’s the perfect time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going.

It’s also the perfect time to make sure your financial house is in order, including a review of your insurance coverage. In fact, if an annual insurance coverage checkup isn’t already one of your time honored traditions, you should make it one starting this year.

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02/08/2021

CEO Message: Why Work in Insurance?

I have noticed that there is a positive correlation between my tenure in the insurance industry and how often I am asked, “Why did you pick insurance?” In other words, the older I get, the more frequently I am asked why I picked what I did as a career choice. Perhaps those asking this question wonder why anyone would choose an industry as staid and traditional as ours. Or, these same people may wonder why someone like me (who is perceived as having a “plan” for everything) would pick insurance. Well, the truth is I didn’t pick insurance; I fell into it.

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01/13/2021

FICOH Associate Celebrates 50 Years with the Company

We’re kicking off the New Year celebrating a special milestone. On January 11th, FICOH associate Maggie Hayes marked 50 years of service with First Insurance Company of Hawaii.

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01/11/2021

Commercial vs. Personal Auto Insurance – When Do Small Business Owners Need Commercial Coverage?

Auto insurance policies typically fall into one of two broad categories: commercial or personal. If you use a vehicle for business purposes, you need commercial insurance. If you use it for personal purposes, personal insurance should do. It sounds simple – but it’s often not.

The line between personal and commercial usage can become blurry, especially for small business owners. Here’s how to determine what type of coverage you need.

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01/04/2021

Kick Off 2021 With an Insurance Coverage Checkup

Everyone has their favorite New Year’s tradition, their own special way of saying goodbye to the old and ringing in the new. It’s the perfect time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going.

It’s also the perfect time to make sure your financial house is in order, including a review of your insurance coverage. In fact, if an annual insurance coverage checkup isn’t already one of your time honored traditions, you should make it one starting this year.

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12/30/2020

FICOH Donates More Than $775,000 to Local Charities

In 2020, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) donated more than $775,000 to 71 local nonprofit organizations.

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12/18/2020

Renters Insurance: Why It Is Important to Keep Your Coverage in Uncertain Times

The COVID-19 pandemic is stretching longer than anyone ever anticipated, and with the economic downturn, many people are trying to save money any way they can, including with their insurance policies. Here is why it is important to keep as much of your coverage as possible while we navigate through these uncertain times:

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