Additional Benefits for Brokers

Broker Advocates for AEU's Partner Brokers

AEU's Broker Advocates are all experienced AEU employees who advocate for the broker on behalf of AEU. The Broker Advocate employs strategic thinking when working with a partner broker, maintaining authority to make decisions and negotiate coverage, program structure and pricing options for AEU.

Access to Industry Expert, Jack Martone

AEU is proud to have access to industry expert, Jack Martone. Jack is the former Acting Director of the Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation and U.S. Department of Labor Chief of Financial Management and Insurance.  He has over 31 years of experience with all aspects of the Longshore Act and consults with members and brokers to understand jurisdictional issues.  Jack is a valuable educational resource to the AEU team and their clients.  He is also moderator of the AEU Longshore Blog.

Continuing Education Classes

Our resident expert, Jack Martone also teaches two separate four hour Continuing Education (CE) courses for brokers, both on USL&H Workers' Compensation and on Maritime Employers' Liability. AEU is currently licensed across the United States and hosts 6 regional CE courses yearly. Questions about our CE classes or interested in finding out when one will be in your area? Contact Amy Martin at 251.690.4234 or via email at

Advantage by AEU 

Just because they're half the size, doesn't mean they get half the services. Advantage by AEU provides focused loss control and claims services for our members with less than $150,000 in premium. The concept of Advantage stemmed from AEU’s primary responsibility: to protect the interest of ALMA and its members. We felt a need to extend service offerings to accounts whose needs are not currently being met in the marketplace. 

AEU LEAD Program

AEU is a little different when it comes to USL&H insurance.  Not only do we expect our members to have high safety standards, but unlike most other carriers, we’re willing to take the time to work with members on a strategy to help them improve. Our AEU LEAD® program delivers a practical, customized change management plan that allows your employees to work safer every single day. Led by Woody Collins and Joe White — industry veterans with firsthand knowledge of safety best practices — AEU LEAD provides recommendations from trusted advisors who know what it takes to make workplaces safe..