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An informal collection of observations and opinions on the Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act, Insurance and related topics.

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Agents Guide To Navigating Longshore

Designed to assist insurance agents and professionals in the Navigation of Longshore and Admiralty Insurance coverages, exposures, remedies, and resources available. Description

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Congressional Testimony

Testimony before the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee in support of the Recreational Marine Employment Act; July 15, 2004.

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Longshore Reform

The changes to the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act included in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of Feb 17, 2009.

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New Marine WC 2nd Edition Update

Addendum to Navigating Marine Workers Compensation 2nd edition as affected by the Longshore Act changes included in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of Feb 17, 2009.

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The 7 Top Problems for Leasing Companies with Longshore Exposures

Many "great" leasing companies in the dry arena are less experienced in marine exposure and can leave severe problems for their client. How to avoid these pitfalls.

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The Long and Short of Longshore

The Longshore & Harborworkers Compensation Act and it's parameters as affected by the Recreational Marine Employment Coalition of 2002.

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The Seven Critical Flaws in Ship Owners Insurance!

7 critical gaps which can cost ship owners hundreds of thousands of dollars if not properly covered.

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A Tale of Two Markets

Reprinted from Florida Underwriter article, 2006

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All You Ever Wanted to Know About the Longshore Act But Were Afraid to Ask

Reprinted from MIASF article, 2000

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Employees: More Maritime Than You Think?

Reprinted from John Liner Review, 1999

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FL Code Changes

Details of 6 code changes, allowing more accurate rating for Florida Marine Contractors.

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Florida WC Rates Drop

Update on Florida WC rate changes.

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International Dredging Review

1) Research the Agent Before Buying Insurance.

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Florida Marine Contractors Newsletter, 2002

Florida Marine Contractors Association Newsletter, 2002

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What is MEL

Maritime Employers Liability can be a confusing coverage; what you need to know to properly cover your client(s).

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Notice to Employers

You, as an Employer, may be liable under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (contained in Title 33 of the United States Code 901) for the payment of benefits to your worker injured in the course of his employment.

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