Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
All companies that retain staff who are subject to the Longshore Act are required to secure its obligations under the Act for Worker's Compensation Benefits - this is where we specialize. Signal is the largest self-insured group provider of Longshore benefits in the United States and the premier provider for this coverage.

Coverage for federal workers’ compensation, as required by the Longshore Act and its extensions, is provided by the Association to its Members on an unlimited statutory basis.

Signal is also approved to provide coverage for each of the extensions under the Longshore Act:
• Defense Base Act (DBA)
• Outer Continental Shelf & Lands Act (OCSLA)
• The Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities

Incidental MEL

The Mutual facilitates placement for Incidental Maritime Employers’ Liability (“MEL”) coverage with a standard limit of $1m, for any one accident or occurrence, for all eligible Members. This Incidental MEL coverage is intended to cover the remote instance when a claim is brought by a USL&H employee, validly reported to Signal Mutual, alleging seaman status under the Jones Act or similar Maritime Acts.

Interested in learning more about what Signal can offer you?

View our application process here or click here to send a note to one of our Underwriters.