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Welcome to Signal

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.


CEO's Message

Much of the 2018 Membership Year was spent with the Managers and your Board working closely together towards a claim management target operating model built on one management platform for all claims work. This was no small task which culminated in the launch of Sage Adjusting in December 2018. Sage has brought together the experience and expertise of the Association’s four major independent adjusters under one roof. Multiple thanks go out to all the stakeholders and participants in the process. The new entity is expected and projected to deliver considerable cost savings and better outcomes for the Membership. Early results are very encouraging.

2018 Annual Report Attendance at the Association’s meetings continues to rise with two highly successful Membership meetings during the year. The annual claims conference held in Washington D.C. in May also enjoyed a record number of attendees. The AGM in August 2019 will return to Bermuda for the first time in three years and will mark the 35th such meeting and I would encourage all Members to attend. These meetings provide real value and opportunity to meet the entire Board and management team as well as your colleagues from the industries which you serve.

Your Association continues to go from strength to strength. We have reached record payroll levels, the Membership is fully engaged in embracing safe and healthy working practices and cultures, participation in Association events and educational sessions is increasing, and financial surpluses are at an all-time high. The bar across the board has been raised.

On behalf of all your Managers around the country, I want to thank you all for your continued support and contribution to this quite remarkable organization. We couldn’t do it without you!

Click here Signal’s Annual Report & Financial Statements for 2018.

With best regards,

Richard W. Wood
President & CEO



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

January 30-February 1, 2020
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort
Naples, FL

August 6-8, 2020
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Koloa, Kauai, HI

For information regarding room reservations, please contact Angela Pineda;; 972.865.8049


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

Summer Safety/ Heat Stress30 August, 2019

Protect from Heat Stress

July is National Fireworks Safety Month31 July, 2019

Prevent Blindness America will offer safer ways to celebrate the Fourth of July.

June is National Safety Month30 June, 2019

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.

2018 Annual Report

Signal’s Annual Report & Financial Statements for 2018

OSHA's Safe + Sound Week18 August, 2019

Signal Administration has joined OSHA as an event partner for their Safe + Sound Week, across the nation.

Safety Committee Meeting- Minutes Posted31 May, 2019

Find out what Your Safety Committee Members have been working on!

PMA Presents 15 January, 2019

PMA Presents Training Videos

NMSA Presents 15 January, 2019

NMSA Presents Video Resources

Signal offers online safety training video library from Training Network NOW!14 January, 2019

We are very excited to announce the launch of a new avenue for members to access safety training video content. CD’s and DVD’s still have their place but it is clear that streaming content is the way of the present and the future.

US DOL to Revise Beryllium Standard for General Industry14 January, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Revise Beryllium Standard for General Industry

ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee OSH Circular Available1 January, 2019

The ILA-USMX Joint Safety The ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee (JSC) has released their November Circular (JSC) has released their November C

OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations of 201820 November, 2018

OSHA Reveals Top 10 Violations of 2018

New: Focus on Safety Discussions10 October, 2018

Focus on Safety Discussions is a great tool provided to help Members conduct safety-related meetings with subjects that are relevant to Member industries.

New Solutions at Work: "SAW'" Available17 September, 2018

Members share ideas and best practices with each other in their continuing journey to overcome safety and health challenges.

Signal Mutual Members want YOUR solutions to reduce worker injuries!21 September, 2018

Signal Mutual Members want YOUR solutions to reduce worker injuries!

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