Advantage by AEU

The preferred provider of longshore workers' compensation for small to mid-sized waterfront employers.

Half the size doesn't mean half the services.

Small to mid-sized waterfront employers have unique needs when it comes to workers’ compensation. Without dedicated safety personnel, incidents happen, resulting in rising claims cost.

Through Advantage by AEU, shipyards, stevedores, and other waterfront businesses can control their USL&H costs through personalized loss control and claims services that most insurance providers only provide to larger policyholders.

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Need a quote in less than 48 hours? No problem.

Our Advantage underwriters review applications quickly so you have a USL&H quote within two days. We strive to make the process as easy as possible for the employer and insurance broker.

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Dedicated account team

Running a business means you wear a lot of different hats. Our team is an extension of yours, offering support and resources to help with your safety program and claims handling so you can focus on operations.

Free access to educational events

Included in your membership, our events are held both nationally and regionally and address safety culture development, claims handling, employee relations, leadership, and more.

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Member-exclusive safety resources

We provide loss control services, best practices, and procedures tailored to the needs of Advantage members. It is proven that strong safety cultures contribute to controlling the cost of USL&H insurance. 

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High quality of care for employees

Sometimes, claims happen. We’ll walk you through the process with procedures and techniques that help close claims efficiently and cost-effectively while ensuring your employees receive the best possible medical care.

Safety Awards program

Our annual safety awards program recognizes the best in safety from across the maritime industry. Advantage members benefit from national recognition and promotion when they win.

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Peace of mind comes from working with the leader in longshore.

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Waterfront employers trust AEU with their USL&H needs

Nearly $6 billion

Total payroll (including State Act) of members


Member retention rate

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If you're a waterfront employer who wants more than just an insurance provider, contact our Advantage team about how we can partner. We strive to make the process as easy as possible for you and your insurance broker.

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