Cruise Report PRFORT LAUDERDALE, FL (March 1, 2018) – MHG Insurance Brokers, the cruise industry’s benefits specialist, has released a groundbreaking study of the benefits provided by the cruise industry. The exclusive report, titled Cruise Industry Benefits Report, is the inaugural issue and includes a snapshot of the benefits provided across 22 cruise lines along with relevant topics affecting benefits in the industry.

“With the continued expansion of the cruise industry and a full order book for new ships over the next few years, sourcing and keeping your best crew will become more of a challenge as the demand for quality crew increases,” said Edward “Mole” Telfer, MHG’s Cruise Division Director. “The Cruise Industry Benefits Report will be a valuable resource for cruise lines to use when building their benefits strategy. The Report has been a labor of love for us at MHG, as we believe passionately in what we do and want to best prepare our clients for the future.”

The focus of the report is the benefits matrix, a comprehensive list of the industry’s benefits provision. The issue also includes a welcome message from CLIA President, Cindy D’Aoust, Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s Lyall Duncan touches on the importance of benefits when it comes to recruiting and retaining the industry’s best, Global Medical Management speaks to additional ways cruise lines are helping to care for their employees, and Salen Ship Management’s Niklas Peterstam provides a unique perspective as a recruiter and recipient of benefits.

MHG Insurance Brokers continues to be at the forefront of developing insurance solutions and products to meet the changing needs of the cruise industry, businesses, and individuals around the world. To receive a copy of the Cruise Industry Benefits Report or to schedule an appointment to review the report and discuss your benefit strategy, please contact Edward “Mole” Telfer at +1 954 828 1819, pr@mhginsurance.com or see us at Seatrade Cruise Global, booth 927.

About MHG Insurance Brokers

Established in 1991 in Miami, Florida, MHG Insurance Brokers is an independent, global, full service insurance brokerage and consultative facility. Through its extensive relationships with international underwriting markets, MHG develops and provides a full range of employee benefits, risk mitigation programs, business insurance and financial services all supported by comprehensive attention to service support for all of our clients. In the marine community, MHG is well known for its expertise in the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and developing MLC-aligned crew insurance solutions. In the U.S., MHG provides group and individual employee benefits along with advice on federal regulations regarding the Affordable Care Act. For more information about MHG Insurance Brokers and the services we provide, please visit mhginsurance.com

MHG Insurance Brokers, the cruise industry’s benefits specialist, has released a groundbreaking study of the benefits provided by the cruise industry.

MHG-Social-LogoFORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (February 27, 2018)- MHG Insurance Brokers announced today that Account Executives Nadia Bedasse-Francis and Tom Nickerson have been promoted to managerial positions within the U.S. Life & Health Division. With plans to continue growing the Life and Health Division, Nadia will now move into a Business Development Manager role, while Tom will now serve as a Manager in the U.S. Life & Health Division.

Prior to taking on these new roles, Nadia and Tom both served as Account Executives working side by side managing accounts, looking for new business, assisting clients with claims, and much more. In these new roles, Nadia and Tom will be able to focus on their strengths, which will allow MHG to continue to grow and operate more efficiently. This will help existing clients knowing who their point of contact should be, and prospective clients having their needs met.

“We are excited about the changes being made within our Life and Health Division” said Edward “Mole” Telfer, MHG’s Cruise Division Director. “At MHG, our number one goal is always a positive customer service experience, and we are proud to say that we are second to none in that regard. These strategic moves will only strengthen our expertise, which in turn will strengthen our clients’ experiences.”

MHG Insurance Brokers has been providing insurance guidance and solutions since 1991. The company has established an unrivalled reputation for providing quality insurance products that meet clients’ coverage requirements and budget.

About MHG Insurance Brokers

Established in 1991 in Miami, Florida, MHG Insurance Brokers is an independent, global, full service insurance brokerage and consultative facility. Through its extensive relationships with international underwriting markets, MHG develops and provides a full range of employee benefits, risk mitigation programs, property and casualty insurance and financial services all supported by comprehensive attention to service support for all of our clients. In the marine community, MHG is well known for its expertise in the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and developing MLC-aligned crew insurance solutions. In the U.S., MHG provides group and individual employee benefits along with advice on federal regulations regarding the Affordable Care Act. For more information about MHG Insurance Brokers and the services we provide, please visit mhginsurance.com

MHG Insurance Brokers announced today that Account Executives Nadia Bedasse-Francis and Tom Nickerson have been promoted to managerial positions within the U.S. Life & Health Division.

JACK OKELL 1DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN (January 11, 2018) – MHG Insurance Brokers announced today that Jack Okell has been promoted to Analyst. In this newly created position, Jack will reconcile the premium and claims experience for any given account, in addition to providing reports to underwriters in the London market.

Jack was studying Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Lancaster University in England when he joined MHG as part of the Isle of Man Governments STEP scheme, a program which places Manx undergraduates with local businesses for the summer. Previously, he served as a member of the Army Cadet Force, where he learned self-discipline and the importance of working within a team setting.

“Jack previously worked with MHG as an intern, but it didn’t take long for us to realize his importance and value to our team.” said Cathy Lane, Director of European Operations. “Jack has proven eager to learn and gain experience in any setting, and we are excited to watch and support his growth as he takes on this new role with further responsibility.”

MHG Insurance Brokers has been providing insurance guidance and solutions since 1991. The company has established an unrivalled reputation for providing quality insurance products that meet clients’ coverage requirements and budget.

About MHG Insurance Brokers

Established in 1991 in Miami, Florida, MHG Insurance Brokers is an independent, global, full service insurance brokerage and consultative facility. Through its extensive relationships with international underwriting markets, MHG develops and provides a full range of employee benefits, risk mitigation programs and business insurance all supported by comprehensive attention to service support for all of our clients. In the marine community, MHG is well known for its expertise in the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and developing MLC-aligned crew insurance solutions. In the U.S., MHG provides group and individual employee benefits along with advice on federal regulations regarding the Affordable Care Act. For more information about MHG Insurance Brokers and the services

MHG Insurance Brokers announced today that Jack Okell has been promoted to Analyst.

JESSICA KRAMER 1DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN (January 26, 2018) – MHG Insurance Brokers announced today that Jessica Kramer has joined the company as Underwriting and Claims Assistant to provide benefit and claims support to European-based yacht clients.

Prior to joining MHG, Kramer worked in the shipping industry for 12 years, specializing in crew management, payroll, and insurance. Most recently, she worked as a Marine Personnel Officer for a leading global maritime service provider, managing crew on offshore vessels in the North Sea.

“Jessica is an excellent addition to the team” said Cathy Lane, MHG’s European Operations Director. “We’ve been looking for a suitable candidate to step into the Underwriting and Claims Assistant role for quite some time now. We are extremely pleased to have found Jessica. Her experience and personality are a perfect fit.”

MHG Insurance Brokers has been providing insurance guidance and solutions since 1991. The company has established an unrivalled reputation for providing quality insurance products that meet clients’ coverage requirements and budget.

About MHG Insurance Brokers

Established in 1991 in Miami, Florida, MHG Insurance Brokers is an independent, global, full service insurance brokerage and consultative facility. Through its extensive relationships with international underwriting markets, MHG develops and provides a full range of employee benefits, risk mitigation programs, business insurance and financial services all supported by comprehensive attention to service support for all of our clients. In the marine community, MHG is well known for its expertise in the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and developing MLC-aligned crew insurance solutions. In the U.S., MHG provides group and individual employee benefits along with advice on federal regulations regarding the Affordable Care Act. For more information about MHG Insurance Brokers and the services

MHG Insurance Brokers announced today that Jessica Kramer has joined the company as Underwriting and Claims Assistant to provide benefit and claims support to European-based yacht clients.

downloadThe Isle of Man Maritime Group is delighted to announce that Döhle Yachts, Appleby and the Department of Economic Development (DED) are the latest group participants in the prestigious networking reception at Tower Bridge during London International Shipping Week 2017.

The Isle of Man Maritime Group is an entrepreneurial group of Isle of Man based organisations in the maritime sector who work closely together to help champion the Isle of Man as a leading international maritime services centre of excellence.

London International Shipping Week (LISW - www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com) is a must attend bi-annual event in the maritime calendar. It attracts business leaders from around the globe and from all sectors of international shipping industry.

The Group’s reception will showcase the strength of the Manx maritime cluster and the range of services which their IOM members provide. Always 'daring to be different', this time the reception will take place at the iconic Tower Bridge. This is one of London’s most internationally recognisable landmarks with stunning views over the River Thames. It will be an immense attraction to business leaders who come far and wide to attend the week-long festival.

There are now ten Isle of Man based maritime organisations participating in the Group’s event. In addition to Appleby, Döhle Yachts and the DED, the Isle of Man Ship Registry, KPMG, InterManager, MHG Insurance, Bernhard Schulte Ship Management and PDMS Registry & Regulatory Solutions are all taking part.

Commenting on the development, Isle of Man Maritime Group Chairman and PDMS Director, Bruce McGregor stated: “The maritime sector is a significant and important part of the Island’s economy, making our high profile events, which champion the sector beyond our shores, exceptionally beneficial, not just for the Island as a whole but for the individual organisations who are involved.

With the maritime sector renowned for being a dynamic and close knit community, the intangible value and impact of building close relationships with senior international contacts through this kind of event simply cannot be underestimated. At a time when people are coming to London, from all around the globe, for this conference to understand key international pressures, including the impact of Brexit on shipping, this has never been more important.

So it is really fantastic news that Döhle Yachts, Appleby and the DED are now the latest participants in the reception, bringing the total sponsors to ten. With the involvement of all these members and the exceptional location, this is sure to be our best event yet – and likely one of the highlights of the entire LISW week!”

Get involved!

Expected to attract between 150-180 luminaries from the international maritime community, as well as from London itself, the event takes place from 19:00-22:00, Wednesday 13th September 2017.

If you would like to find out more or express an interest in participating as a hosting organisation, you can do so by calling Bruce or Cameron on 01624 664000. Alternatively, please email enquiries@iom-maritime.com or visit www.iom-maritime.com/contact-us.

The Isle of Man Maritime Group is delighted to announce that Döhle Yachts, Appleby and the Department of Economic Development (DED) are the latest group participants in the prestigious networking reception at Tower Bridge during London International Shipping Week 2017.

NADIA2FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (June 7, 2017) – MHG Insurance Brokers announced today that Nadia Bedasse-Francis has joined the company’s U.S. Life & Health Division. Bedasse-Francis will provide administrative support for the division’s group clients in addition to further developing relationships in the local business community.

Prior to joining MHG, Bedasse-Francis held various positions in human resources, administration and insurance, most notably as an Independent Agent where she specialized in individual insurance products. Most recently, Bedasse-Francis worked as a call center supervisor for a national insurance company and was responsible for training and coaching agents.

“We’re fortunate to have found an experienced and qualified candidate so quickly for the Account Executive position” said Edward “Mole” Telfer, MHG’s Cruise Division Director. “Nadia’s background, service-minded spirit and outgoing personality make her a great fit for the division and I’m very happy to welcome her to the company.”

MHG Insurance Brokers has been providing insurance guidance and solutions since 1991. The company has established an unrivalled reputation for providing quality insurance products that meet clients’ coverage requirements and budget.

About MHG Insurance Brokers

Established in 1991 in Miami, Florida, MHG Insurance Brokers is an independent, global, full service insurance brokerage and consultative facility. Through its extensive relationships with international underwriting markets, MHG develops and provides a full range of employee benefits, risk mitigation programs, property and casualty insurance and financial services all supported by comprehensive attention to service support for all of our clients. In the marine community, MHG is well known for its expertise in the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and developing MLC-aligned crew insurance solutions. In the U.S., MHG provides group and individual employee benefits along with advice on federal regulations regarding the Affordable Care Act. For more information about MHG Insurance Brokers and the services we provide, please visit mhginsurance.com

MHG Insurance Brokers announced today that Nadia Bedasse-Francis has joined the company’s U.S. Life & Health Division.

KEVIN KNORR 1It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!

MHG Insurance Brokers has been serving the marine industry, businesses, and groups and individuals around the world since 1991. A lot goes into a business lasting more than 25 years. Even more goes into a business experiencing success and continuing to grow during that time. While much of it can be attributed to a company’s philosophy, structure, and culture, a business is nothing without the people who execute that philosophy and help create a one of a kind culture. Being in business for over 25 years is no small feat, and much of what is responsible for a business’s success are its people!

Here at MHG, we are an extremely diverse bunch. Many of us are from various countries, involved in several community organizations, and from different career backgrounds. Get to know us as we do some reflecting, and give insight to the history of MHG and its employees.

So, let’s get to know the Director of our IT Division, Kevin Knorr!

Before MHG

Kevin grew up in Philadelphia Pennsylvania where he attended a technical college and pursued a degree in Electrical Technology. In high school, he worked for the Rose Tree Summer Festival which was his summer job. After graduating from trade school, he got a full-time job working as an electrician for the Parks Department of Delaware County, where he also held a summer job while in high school working on the Rose Tree Summer Festival. Later he worked for Wescott Electrical as a Project and Purchasing Manager. After gaining some experience, Kevin started his own telecommunications equipment company that he sold within five years of founding it! After selling his company, Kevin was the IT Director for a leading provider of software solutions and services. Kevin moved from Pennsylvania to South Florida in 2006.

MHG Timeline

Kevin joined MHG in 2006 after almost two decades of valuable IT and Telecommunications experience. He was hired as the IT Director and still holds that position today. In this role, he oversees all IT Operations for all MHG offices worldwide.

Community

Kevin is thoroughly involved in the community, as he has held several positions within the city he currently resides in. He is currently the Vice President for the Wilton Manors Development Alliance, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of Wilton Manors. He also serves as a Board Member on the Wilton Manors Entertainment Group, which is a nonprofit dedicated to entertainment and events within Wilton Manors. He has also been involved with the Community Affairs Advisory Board, which provides a vehicle to maintain a high quality of life through greater citizen participation by providing a conduit for cooperation.

To hear some insurance advice from some of our employees, read our previous blog, “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Clients, What Would it be?” MHG is here to help and provide assistance with all your insurance needs. Whether you are looking for marine crew insurance, health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, expatriate insurance or insurance for your business, we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the right policy. To learn some of the benefits of using an insurance broker, click here! Please contact us at +1 954-828-1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 or visit us online at mhginsurance.com. Let our insurance specialists find you, your family, or group, the best insurance available for your budget.

It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!

iomsfThe Isle of Man SuperYacht Forum will host a special presentation and panel discussion on some of the hottest and most current topics in the superyacht industry next month.

In addition to updating the audience on the latest developments in the Forum's activities and services, the event will feature a preview presentation on the new Red Ensign Code, an amalgamation of the existing Large Yacht Code and the Passenger Yacht Code, which is due to be officially launched at the Monaco Yacht Show; and the Isle of Man Ship Registry will also present its new "Pleasure Yacht Plus" service.

However, the real "hot topics" will be deliberated during an in-depth panel discussion on what happens when a superyacht has a crisis to resolve.

Using a number of case histories, a panel of industry specialists will cover topics such as fires, tender accidents, terrorist incidents, grounding, oil spillage, crew and passenger issues.

The event Chairman and Moderator will be Martin Redmayne, Editor-in-Chief of The Superyacht Group, who will lead the panel’s discussions on how to manage a superyacht in crisis, including: who is responsible; the chain of command; liaison with captains, owner's representative, brokers, insurance and legal representatives; flag state; security; salvage and press issues. The debate will then be opened to the audience for Q&As.

Commenting on the forthcoming event, Chairman of the Forum, Andy Roy said: "The Isle of Man SuperYacht Forum has held several presentations and receptions over the years, in London and Monaco. This event is very different to those that we have hosted previously. We will be discussing several highly-topical issues relevant to the industry today and we are looking forward to welcoming delegates to an event which will be both interesting and highly informative."

The event is being held at the Mermaid Theatre, Blackfriars in London on 29 June 2017, from 3:00pm and will be followed by a networking cocktail reception sponsored by the Shipowners’ Club.

Places, which are strictly limited, may be booked by emailing: pr@iomsf.im.

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Notes to Editor:

About the Isle of Man Superyacht Forum

The Isle of Man Superyacht Forum was founded in 2004 to promote the services of companies based on the Island to the yachting sector.

For many years, the Isle of Man has been both recognised and respected as a jurisdiction for ship management. Since the adoption of the Large Yacht Code in 2003, the Island has become a centre of excellence for the registration, management and administration of Superyachts and many of today’s industry standards and recognised best practices were initiated and implemented by members of the Forum, who currently have more than 30 members providing the highest level of service to one of the most demanding industries in the world.

For more information about the Isle of Man Superyacht Forum visit www.iomsf.im or contact:

Contact Details:

Lesley-Anne Johnston

PR & Marketing, The Isle of Man Superyacht Forum

Tel: +44 1624 651714

pr@iomsf.im

The Isle of Man SuperYacht Forum will host a special presentation and panel discussion on some of the hottest and most current topics in the superyacht industry next month.

DSC_1334It takes a special group of people to make insurance fun, which is why you should get to know us!

MHG Insurance Brokers has been serving the marine industry, businesses, and groups and individuals around the world since 1991. A lot goes into a business lasting more than 25 years. Even more goes into a business experiencing success and continuing to grow during that time. While much of it can be attributed to a company’s philosophy, structure, and culture, a business is nothing without the people who execute that philosophy and help create a one of a kind culture. Being in business for over 25 years is no small feat, and much of what is responsible for a business’s success are its people!

Here at MHG, we are an extremely diverse bunch. Many of us are from various countries, involved in several community organizations, and from different career backgrounds. Get to know us as we do some reflecting, and give insight to the history of MHG and its employees.

So, let’s get to know our Claims Specialist, Kelly Morris!

Before MHG

Kelly grew up on the west side of Indianapolis, Indiana, in a town called Plainfield. Her family lived in an old farm house that was built in 1892! Before MHG, she worked for a local insurance company in Indianapolis for over 12 years. She started in international insurance at the age of 23 as clerical support and quickly worked her way up to the VP of Claims Administrative Assistant.

Kelly attended Indiana Business College in 2004 to further her career and moved into a claims processing role.  With that came the opportunity to move on and add to her knowledge in many other departments within the company. All that hard work culminated in a position assisting the company’s largest brokers in the Missionary and Marine lines of business. 

MHG Timeline

Due to her background in the insurance industry and extensive experience handling claims, Kelly was a perfect candidate for a position within MHG. She joined MHG in July 2015, working remotely from Indianapolis as a Claims Specialist working with the Isle of Man office. Since then, she has transitioned to the Cruise Division where she still works today.

Personal

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys photography, baking and being outdoors. She also loves traveling, which she says works out well living in Indianapolis and working in Fort Lauderdale. One of her absolute favorite places to go is a little town in southwest Colorado called Ouray. She loves to visit there with friends to camp and hike. She also enjoys volunteering at a local animal shelter with her daughter. 

To hear some insurance advice from some of our employees, read our previous blog, “If You Could Give One Piece of Advice to Your Clients, What Would it be?” MHG is here to help and provide assistance with all your insurance needs. Whether you are looking for marine crew insurance, health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, expatriate insurance or insurance for your business, we have the experience and knowledge to help you find the right policy. To learn some of the benefits of using an insurance broker, click here! Please contact us at +1 954-828-1819 or +44 (0) 1624 678668 or visit us online at mhginsurance.com. Let our insurance specialists find you, your family, or group, the best insurance available for your budget.

Here at MHG, we are an extremely diverse bunch, which is why you should get to know us!

john riveraFORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA (April 26, 2017) – MHG Insurance Brokers announced today that John Rivera has joined the company’s Yacht Division as Account Executive where he will provide administrative and customer service support.

Prior to joining MHG, Rivera earned his 2-15 Life & Health license and gained his insurance experience at a local insurance brokerage specializing in Medicare. Rivera also worked at a law firm where he developed his attention to detail and his client service as he directly interacted with clients and attorneys and was responsible for extensive research, negotiating and delivering results in a prompt manner.

“While still fairly new to the industry, John is very ambitious and has a strong foundation in insurance and great people skills.” said Mark Bononi, MHG’s Yacht Division Director. “As our division continues to grow, John has the right qualities and skills to do very well here.”

Since 1991, MHG has been developing innovative insurance solutions for the marine industry. To date, MHG provides insurance for 20% of the world’s 200 largest yachts.

About MHG Insurance Brokers

Established in 1991 in Miami, Florida, MHG Insurance Brokers is an independent, global, full service insurance brokerage and consultative facility. Through our extensive relationships with international underwriters, we offer a comprehensive suite of products including Employee Benefits, Risk Mitigation programs, Property & Casualty insurance and Financial Services all of which are supported by a client-focused approach. In the marine community, MHG is globally recognized for its expertise in the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 and for developing bespoke MLC aligned insurance solutions for maritime employers. On the domestic front, we provide group and individual employee benefits along with expert advice on key federal statutes such as the Affordable Care Act. For more information about MHG Insurance Brokers and the wide array of services that our company offers, please visit www.mhginsurance.com.

MHG Insurance Brokers announced today that John Rivera has joined the company’s Yacht Division as Account Executive where he will provide administrative and customer service support.