The PSH Benefits Team

Independence, Expertise, Experience and Resources… Combined to meet the unique needs of your organization.
Business and community involvements keep us tied closely to the community and clients we serve.
 

  • Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Health

  • Past Chairmanship, Health Issues Committee

  • Hawaii Association of Health Underwriters

  • National Association of Health Underwriters

  • Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association

  • YMCA Metropolitan Branch

  • CrimeStoppers of Honolulu

  • Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce

  • HJJCC

  • ABC Hawaii

  • Hawaii Restaurant Association

  • Society of Financial Service Professionals

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Arnold S. Hirotsu, CLU, CFP, ChFC
PRESIDENT

  • Chartered Life Underwriter

  • Certified Financial Planner

  • Chartered Financial Consultant

  • Certified Long Term Care Specialist

  • Insurance Professional since 1976

  • Business Administration, University of Hawaii

  • Health Care Reform Task Force, Chamber of Commerce

  • Past Chairman of the Board, Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Executive Compensation

  • Estate Planning

  • Senior Market Development

  • Employee Benefit Plans

  • Brokerage Negotiation

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Gary C. Yanagihara, CLU, CASL, LTCP, REBC
EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT

PRINCIPAL PARTNER / TREASURER

  • Chartered Life Underwriter

  • Chartered Advisor for Senior Living

  • Long Term Care Professional

  • Registered Employee Benefits Consultant

  • Insurance Professional since 1976

  • Founder and First State President, National Association of Health Underwriters - Hawaii Chapter

  • Life Member - Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society

  • Board Member and Past President of CrimeStoppers of Honolulu

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Voluntary Employee Programs

  • Retirement Plan Design

  • Seminar Design and Facilitator

  • Senior Market Development

  • New Market Development

  • Executive Carve-Out Plans

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Kevin K. Kishimori, CLU, ChFC, CASL, RHU, LTCP
PARTNER / EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CONSULTANT

  • Chartered Life Underwriter

  • Chartered Financial Consultant

  • Chartered Advisor for Senior Living

  • Registered Health Underwriter

  • Long Term Care Professional

  • Insurance Professional since 1991

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Past President of the Hawaii Chapter Society of Financial Services Professionals

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Group Medical Plans
  • Life & Disability Programs
  • Group & Individual Long Term Care Insurance Plans
  • Voluntary Employee Benefit Programs
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Richard Fonseca Jr.
VOLUNTARY BENEFITS DIRECTOR

  • Former Regional and District Manager for Aflac since 1993

  • Insurance Industry since 1979

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Voluntary Employee Benefit Plans, Manager
  • New Market Voluntary Plan Development
  • Section 125 Plans
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Catherine M. Akau
EMPLOYER SERVICES CONSULTANT

  • Insurance Industry since 2010

  • Kaiser Permanente – Former Mid Account Manager

  • Business to Business Sales and Account Management

  • Business Administration, Kapiolani Community College

  • Associated Builders and Contractors Hawaii Chapter –

  • Former Board Member

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Employee Benefit Plans 
  • Group Medical and Dental Plans
  • Group Life and Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefit Programs
  • Self Insured Drug Plans
  • Section 125 Plans 
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Sherri Lynn Ablao, REBC
EMPLOYER SERVICES CONSULTANT

  • Health Insurance Industry with Hawaii Dental Service since 1997

  • Registered Employee Benefits Consultant

  • Hawaii Restaurant Association

  • Associate of Arts - Medical Office Administration

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Voluntary Employee Benefit Programs
  • Section 125 Plans
  • Individual Life and Health Plans
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Kacie L. Hirotsu
EMPLOYER SERVICES CONSULTANT

  • Insurance Industry since 2021

  • Business Administration, University of San Francisco, Marketing

  • Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Voluntary Employee Benefit Programs
  • Self Insured Drug Plans
  • Individual Life and Disability Insurance