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Latest News from Signal

Update on our August Annual General Meeting

For our Member and Broker Partners, please be on the lookout for an invitation to attend. If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.


AGM 2020 For Website

Our newly designed Anti Fraud Posters and Banners are now available! Please click here to email your order request.



 We welcome newly appointed Group CEO Rob Brown! 


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Signal Spring Bulletin Now Available!

We are excited to provide you with our Spring Bulletin, containing a summary from our April Board Meeting and updates from around the Mutual. Head over to our News Center to view this resource.

Signal Spring Bulletin



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


Save the Date - Signal Events


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.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Will be held virtually

Our Annual General Meeting will still take place on August 7, 2020, however it will be 100% virtual. We will be sending details out in the coming weeks on this event, in the interim we ask that you continue to hold this date in your calendars. 


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

Hurricane Isaias Preparedness3 August, 2020

As the East Coast prepares for the arrival of Hurricane Isaias, our Safety Team has provided helpful information on readying your sites for this storm.

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.

July 2020 Issue of Soundings28 July, 2020

This month in Soundings, we welcome our new Members, celebrate news across the Membership and provide an update on COVID-19

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.

National Safety Month Resources6 July, 2020

Find all of the resources we compiled for National Safety Month here!

June 2020 Issue of Soundings30 June, 2020

We welcome you to browse our June Issue of Soundings here

Signal Spring Bulletin4 June, 2020

Signal Spring Bulletin Now Available

Coronavirus: COVID-1923 March, 2020

Resources for the Coronavirus: COVID-19

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