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Welcome to Signal!

Celebrating our Signal Safety Award Winners!

We are thrilled to share our Member Year 19/20 Safety Award Winners with you! These teams and individuals embody and imbed a culture of workplace safety each and every day and we are honored to be able to recognize their achievements.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

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A Note on California COVID-19 Claims

While overall workers’ compensation claim counts are decreasing, a prevalence of COVID-19 claims in California continues as highlighted in a recently published article from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. These claims require special handling, careful tracking and intensive investigation. Charles Taylor TPA and Signal Mutual are well versed in the most recent regulations and have been managing these claims since the beginning of the pandemic. We are here to assist employers navigate this complex situation. For more information, please reach out to us here.

The recent article from CWCI can be found here


Update on February 2021 General Meeting

In lieu of the in person meeting that was initially scheduled for February 4, 2021, we will be sharing our standard content and update in a new way. Please click here for more info and reach out to Angela Pineda with any questions.



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.


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


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

Oregon COVID-19 Rules Update9 February, 2021

Effective February 1, 2021 the State of Oregon has adopted new rules surrounding COVID-19 and Workers' Compensation Claims.

January 2021 Issue of Soundings26 January, 2021

We invite you to browse our first issue of Soundings for the new year, where we celebrate our Safety Winners as well as feature spotlights from our Underwriting, Sage and Safety Committee Teams

Announcement regarding the February General Meeting19 January, 2021

In lieu of the in person meeting initially scheduled for early February, we will be sharing our bi-annual update in a new way. Please click here for more information

Announcing the Perfect Record Members for the 19/20 Member Year!18 January, 2021

We are excited to be able to recognize an impressive 122 Members this year who maintained a Perfect Safety Record! Please click here to view the full winners list!

December 2020 Issue of Soundings18 December, 2020

As we close out the you, we welcome you to browse our final edition of Soundings for the year!

HEROES Act Bulletin - Oct 5 20206 October, 2020

Earlier this year, we reached out to you in regards to the proposed amendments by the House of Representatives to the Longshore Act through the HEROES Act. Recently, a new version of this Act has been proposed, so we wanted to ensure we connected with you to provide insight into our position on this legislation.

Signal is now offering a Standalone Commercial Auto Quoting Platform for Members20 August, 2020

We are excited to announce that Signal is now offering a standalone commercial auto quoting platform for Members of the Mutual. If you’re interested in learning more about this product, please connect with your Underwriter.

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