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First Insurance Charitable Foundation Donations Exceed $150,000 In First Half Of 2014

HONOLULU – The First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation donated more than $150,000 between January and June 2014 to 38 local nonprofit organizations, including the University of Hawaii Foundation, American Red Cross, American Diabetes Association, Honolulu Museum of Art, Sustain Hawaii and others.

“We are proud to support our local nonprofit organizations and do what we can to help strengthen Hawaii for future generations,” said Allen Uyeda, FICOH CEO, who is retiring at the end of July. “FICOH’s philosophy has always been to support Hawaii’s long-term social and economic future through community leadership, volunteer service, and charitable contributions.”

The 2014 donations to date total $150,315 and support a variety of nonprofits in Hawaii, including organizations focused on education, health and social services, and economic development.

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Hawaii Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling On News Media And Public Access To Criminal Trials

High Court Rebukes Judge Who Held Secret Sessions During Trial of U.S. State Department Special Agent Accused of Murder in Honolulu

HONOLULU –  In a ruling that media attorneys say is one of the strongest endorsements in the country regarding the right of the news media and the public to have access to criminal trial proceedings, the Hawaii Supreme Court sided with Hawaii’s only statewide daily newspaper – the Honolulu Star-Advertiser – and Hawaii News Now (a CBS and NBC affilitate) and rebuked a Circuit Court judge who held closed on-the-record hearings with attorneys in one of Hawaii’s highest-profile trials.

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii CEO Allen Uyeda Retiring On July 31, 2014

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii CEO Allen Uyeda Retiring On July 31, 2014

HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) is preparing to bid aloha to Chief Executive Officer Allen B. Uyeda, who will be retiring on July 31, 2014. Jeff Shonka, who was named FICOH president on January 1, 2014, will succeed Uyeda as the new CEO effective August 1, 2014.

“It has been a remarkable journey steering Hawaii’s oldest and largest insurance company through some important chapters in its 103-year history,” Uyeda said. “Over the past 19 years, I’ve had the privilege of working with FICOH’s associates and partners to create the future for our company and the community. We’ve had months to prepare for this transition, and I am confident that under Jeff’s leadership, FICOH will continue to fulfill its commitment to its customers and community for many years to come.”

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Named One Of Nation's Top 50 Property & Casualty Insurance Co.

HONOLULU – For the sixth consecutive year, First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) has been named to the Ward’s 50 group of top-performing property and casualty (P&C) insurance companies in the United States.

“We are proud to receive the distinction as one of the top 50 financial performers of all P&C insurance companies in the United States,” said First Insurance CEO Allen Uyeda, who is retiring at the end of July. “As the oldest and largest insurance company in Hawaii, we strive to provide superior services to Hawaii’s residents and businesses – a philosophy that has been part of our practice since 1911, and one that I have personally strived to achieve over the past 19 years. I am extremely humbled and honored to work alongside a strong team and want to thank our valued associates, agency partners and policyholders for contributing to our strength and long-term success in the Hawaii market.”

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Family Fun Day Showcases New Kaiser Permanente Kona Medical Office

Family Fun Day Showcases New Kaiser Permanente Kona Medical Office

Kaiser Permanente’s Kona Medical Office, which celebrated its grand opening earlier this month, today welcomed community members to its Family Fun Day for an afternoon of games, activities, prizes and entertainment. Visitors toured the brand-new facilities at Kaahumanu Highway and Honokohau Street and mingled with Kaiser Permanente physicians and staff.

In addition to games and entertainment, visitors had the opportunity to learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s physical therapy and Vision Essentials departments, nutrition and health education services, keiki car seat and bicycle safety, and school fitness programs. Kaiser Permanente staff helped members enroll in kp.org, the innovative online resource that gives patients convenient access to their medical records and pharmacy prescriptions, and facilitates communication with their physicians.

Happy Birthday to the King of Pop Friday, August 29-Sunday, August 31: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p

Join the Rock-A-Hula! cast in celebrating the King of Pop’s legacy. All guests will receive a souvenir trivia card with little known facts about the King of Pop and attend a meet-and-greet with “Michael” and the other tribute artists after the show. Choose from the Legendary Cocktail Show package, or upgrade to one of several dining options.

Royal Hawaiian Theater Royal Hawaiian Center, Building B, 4th Floor 2201 Kalakaua Ave.

Prices vary, Kama'aina and Keiki rates available.

Island Insurance the only Hawaii-based firm named a Top 50 P&C insurer for seven consecutive years

Island Insurance Company, Ltd., the State’s largest locally-owned Property and Casualty insurance carrier, has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Property and Casualty insurance companies in the nation by the Ward Group for the seventh consecutive year.  The Ward Top 50 recognition places Island Insurance within the top 2% of the leading Property and Casualty insurers in the nation.  Island Insurance is the first Hawaii-based Property and Casualty insurance company to achieve the Top 50 recognition and the only to be recognized for seven consecutive years.