May 19, 2011
FARMERS INSURANCE HAWAII NAMED 'CORPORATE PARTNER OF THE YEAR' FROM THE HONOLULU ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS
The Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals has awarded Farmers Insurance Hawaii 'Corporate Partner of the Year.' The Honolulu Association of Insurance Professionals (HAIP) provides professional education, and opportunities to network and build business alliances for professionals in the insurance industry. Each year, HAIP recognizes a company as 'Corporate Partner of the Year' for its dedication of time and service and going above and beyond to better the insurance industry and the community.
Farmers Insurance Hawaii is proud to be a part of and to support HAIP by teaching continuing education courses as well as hosting networking opportunities for HAIP members. Employees of Farmers Insurance Hawaii have participated in group community service projects and have also supported various HAIP events to help strengthen relationships between insurance professionals.
In addition, HAIP also recognized Farmers Hawaii as a member of the insurance industry for its contribution to the community through various community service projects. In 2010, Farmers Hawaii employees volunteered over 1,700 hours in support of a company-wide food drive during Hunger Action Month, the ongoing Hot Spots program which promotes traffic safety for the community, volunteering as business consultants for Junior Achievement of Hawaii, and brightening up the campuses of Hawaii schools with beautification projects.
"I am honored to accept the Corporate Partner of the Year award on behalf of all the Farmers Insurance Hawaii employees," said Michele Saito, President and CEO of Farmers Insurance Hawaii. "Community service is more than what we do; it's part of who we are. By serving and supporting our friends, neighbors, family, and those in need, we are helping to make Hawaii a better place to live for all of our ohana," said Saito.
Farmers Insurance Hawaii Family of Companies is a member company of Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®, the third largest personal lines insurance provider in the country. Farmers Insurance Hawaii planted its roots in Hawaii in 1955 when Hawaii Insurance Consultants was founded to provide affordable insurance for Hawaii’s union and plantation workers. Today, the Farmers Insurance Hawaii Family of Companies is a full-service insurance company, offering commercial and personal lines of insurance, and includes Farmers Insurance Hawaii, Hawaii Insurance Consultants, American Pacific Insurance Company, Human Resources Solutions, and 50th State Risk Management Services. The company has 270 employees statewide and offices on Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai.