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SafeShore - the small exposure Longshore programSafeShore is the small exposure Longshore program backed by Signal Mutual Indemnity Association to support waterfront employers whose limited exposures are not eligible for full entry into the Association.Find out more
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Working with Members to eliminate safety hazardsOur Members have taken advantage of our safety benefits, and as a result, have seen improvements in incident rates thereby saving money.View our safety resources
A membership of quality over quantityOur Member selection process consists of seeking quality over quantity by identifying the top prospects, and retaining them over the long term.View our introductory guide
Measurably betterAll of the Association's key performance indicators continue to show positive improvement and we are happy to report that our results continue to be measurably better. Find out more

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Postponement of 2021 General Meeting

We have made the unfortunate decision to postpone our February 2021 General Meeting at this time. Please click here for more information.

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Signal has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance 2020!

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We are thrilled to share that we have been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance for 2020! Please click the logo below to read the full press release.

2021 Signal Annual Planners are here! 

Please email us here to request a planner!

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Annual General Meeting Presentation and Resources

Unable to attend our Annual General Meeting? No problem! The full meeting and all associated resources are available for registered users by clicking here.


Signal Celebrates 35 Years

Thirty-five years ago in Bermuda, a few enterprising waterfront employers came together to forge a mutual to save on the cost of their workers' compensation. Signal Mutual was formed and the savings continue today with over 250 Members. All key performance indicators are at all-time highs and are projected to grow, with the principal focus on the safety of Members' employees.


Signal Mutual Membership Meetings

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At Signal, we pride ourselves in having a close personal working relationship and partnership with all our Members. We are committed to getting to know each and every one of you. At the heart of this commitment, are the two Membership meetings held in winter and summer each year.  These business meetings are carefully designed and structured to give every Member an opportunity to fully understand the complete workings of their Mutual, to follow the finances, and to get acquainted with the entire Board of Directors, management team, and fellow Members.

Signal is the number one provider of Longshore workers’ compensation in the country for a reason – the strength and quality of the Membership. Signal is not an insurance company – it is a Club, your Club.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Membership meeting. 

Richard W. Wood
President & CEO


Signal Mutual Indemnity Association Ltd was established in January 1986 to meet the demands of the stevedoring industry for reasonable and stable workers' compensation insurance rates, and quickly became the premier Longshore mutual in the United States.

The Membership of the Association is drawn from a broad range of employers throughout the country in the stevedoring, shipbuilding/ship repair, marine construction, professional/technical and offshore industries with reported Longshore payrolls over $4.00 billion representing over 250 companies.

The business of the Association, including membership selection, underwriting, safety resources, claims management, actuarial, regulatory requirements and financial risk management is performed by the Association's Managers, Charles Taylor (Hamilton). The day to day responsibility for these operations has been delegated to Charles Taylor's affiliate, Signal Administration, with offices in Dallas Texas, Wilton Connecticut, and Long Beach California.

Recent Updates

Postponement of Signal General Meeting19 October, 2020

Please be advised that the Signal General Meeting, scheduled for Feb 2021 has been postponed

HEROES Act Bulletin - Oct 5 20206 October, 2020

Earlier this year, we reached out to you in regards to the proposed amendments by the House of Representatives to the Longshore Act through the HEROES Act. Recently, a new version of this Act has been proposed, so we wanted to ensure we connected with you to provide insight into our position on this legislation.

Sept 2020 Edition of Soundings28 September, 2020

This month in Soundings we honor James Sammons, who will be retiring at the end of the year.

Updated Bulletin Regarding CA Bill 115928 September, 2020

Please review this bulletin which clarifies some of the items raised in the prior bulletin we distributed on Sept 24 2020

Signal Bulletin - California SB 115924 September, 2020

In response to the CA Senate Bill 1159, we have prepared the following bulletin to help navigate this new legislature

Signal is now offering a Standalone Commercial Auto Quoting Platform for Members20 August, 2020

We are excited to announce that Signal is now offering a standalone commercial auto quoting platform for Members of the Mutual. If you’re interested in learning more about this product, please connect with your Underwriter.

Signal 2020 Maritime Conference Cancelled28 July, 2020

Our Maritime Conference scheduled to take place Nov 2-4 unfortunately has been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 guidelines. While the in person event will not take place, we hope to make some of the materials available for you. Please stay tuned for more details.

HEROES Act Bulletin - July 21, 202021 July, 2020

In early June, we provided you with a bulletin regarding the HEROES Act that is currently in the US Senate. We felt it prudent to continue to update you on this evolving situation and invite you to read the attached updated bulletin with the latest information and perspective from the Signal Leadership Team.

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