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International Special Risks

International Special Risks (ISR), with offices from Maine to Florida, is the largest Marine intermediary insurance broker on the East Coast. We pride ourselves on providing professional technical expertise and tremendous market access to retail agents and brokers. While mainstream marine business continues to be the focal point of ISR, we currently place both full and participating lines in the US market for some of the world’s largest marine accounts. We are not surplus lines brokers, but rather marine insurance specialists.

Maritime Workers' Compensation Solutions - USL&H and MEL

David LeMay David LeMay , 11/17/2016
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Contact Information
Robin Cottrell
Program Manager
TEL: 804.253.1317
Assisting agents
and brokers in
the placement of
insurance coverages
for the maritime
USL&H Small Business Programs
International Special Risks (ISR) offers a number of programs for the small to mid-market insured with both State Act Workers' Compensation and Longshore Harbor Workers Act (USL&H) exposures.
Customer Profile
Insured's with annual State Act Workers' Compensation +USLH premiums of $10,000 to $150,000, with no minimum USLH % requirement

New/Start Up operations acceptable with approved owner credentials

Wide appetite of acceptable businesses, including (but not limited to):
  • Marine Construction
  • Ship Building / Repair / Maintenance
  • Maritime Equipment Repair / Service /Sales / Maintenance
  • Marine Terminals
  • Stevedoring Operations
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Operators
  • Government Contractors
  • Artisan Contractors with USLH Exposures
Program Highlights
State Act & USLH Act may be combined onto one policy form

"If Any" USLH and MEL coverage available

Available to write in all states - with stand alone USLH available in most monopolistic states

Guaranteed Cost Plans with options for less sensistive plans also available - subject to specific underwriting criteria

Direct bill payment plans and direct bill reporting options available

Additional coverages available upon request - OCSLA, Blanket Waiver of Subrogation, Blanket Alternative Employer, etc.
Submission Requirements
Completed and signed ACORD applications

Currently valued Loss Runs for the last 3 years - start ups or businesses without coverage may require a signed loss summary and owners resume

Current NCCI Experience Modification Worksheet - if applicable

Supplemental ISR Maritime USLH and MEL Application
Program Security
Our partner carriers are writing in all 50 states and consistently earn A or better ratings for insurer financial strength awarded by the principal rating services

Additional carriers available for businesses with written premiums in excess of $100,000

Contact Information
Robin Cottrell
Program Manager
TEL: 804.253.1317
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