PMC/One80 Announces NEW Longshore and Harbor (USL&H) Program

PMC expands existing USL&H offering through One80’s New Longshore and Harbor (USL&H) program underwritten through AmTrust Financial.

PMC, a subsidiary of One80 Intermediaries, announces the launch of our new Longshore and Harbor Workers (USL&H) program. PMC/One80 has entered into an exclusive MGA relationship with AmTrust Financial, A.M. Best “A-” rate (Excellent), to bring industry leading expertise, experience, and solutions to this underserved space.

The program is designed to protect a broad range of businesses that are operating on, over, or adjacent to the navigable waters of the United States. Insureds will have access to Workers’ Compensation, United States Longshore & Harbor Workers (USL&H) and Maritime Employers’ Liability (MEL) on one policy.

“We are excited to introduce this program through AmTrust,” said Andy Shaw, Managing Director and Worker’s Compensation Practice Leader, of One80 Intermediaries. “Combining AmTrust’s vast capabilities and industry leading Workers’ Compensation services with PMC/One80’s expertise and presence in the specialty program space, gives us the opportunity to deliver a superior product & coverage to our agent partners and their clients.”

“For 25+ years PMC’s mission has been to bring solutions to underserved, specialized industries, and this program furthers that mission.” To bring a national, A-rate, experienced solution to the market will be a great resource for our agents and their clients, said David Malloy, PMC Managing Director.

USL&H coverage is federally mandated for companies working on the navigable waterways in the US or its adjoining areas. “This coverage is needed in addition to state act Workers’ Compensation coverage as it provides additional protection for workers,” said David who goes on to say that those who are not properly covered could face large penalties and fines according to the governmental acts.

Program Qualification

Under the new program, any operations with 1% or more of USL&H exposure qualifies. Policies can be written for as low as $5,000 and extended coverage is available for Maritime Employers Liability, Jones Act coverage for master and crew, as well as outer continental shelf.

Some exposure examples include:

  • Bridge Painters
  • Ship Building & Repair
  • Dock & Pier Construction
  • Marine Construction
  • Ship Cleaning
  • Stevedoring
  • Maritime Terminal Operations & Operators
  • Passenger Vessels
  • Marina Operations
  • Boat Building & Repair
  • Offshore Oil Workers
  • Construction
  • Environmental Consultants

“The nice thing about our USL&H Program is that USL&H and state act coverage can be included on a single policy,” said Andy. “At One80, we work hard to make it as easy as possible for our agent partners. We have binding authority for this program, making turnarounds even faster.”

For more information, contact Andy Shaw at ashaw@one80.com or 781.552-5542.

About One80 Intermediaries

One80 Intermediaries delivers highly specialized brokerage solutions to insurance agents throughout the US and Canada. As a leading insurance wholesaler and program manager, the company offers placement services and binding authority for property and casualty, life, travel/accident and health, affinity and administrative services and warranty business. For more information visit one80.com.

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