Marine Benefits offers employment benefit solutions that enable shipowners and ship management companies to increase attraction and retention of their seafarers. Realizing the importance of providing
total peace of mind
for the employee and his/her family as well as the employer, Marine Benefits’ solutions often include not just protection of the employee, but also the employee’s spouse and children. The programs cover the employee during vacation periods and the family year around providing peace of mind for the employer, employee and his/her family.
Marine Benefits provides client service, claims handling, and day-to-day member support in coordination with globally affiliated medical provider networks and call centers. By using the latest technology and modern communication systems, immediate client support is guaranteed and virtually paperless. Client support is of course available
24 hours/day and 365 days per year.
Processes are compliant with
ISO 9001 and ISO 27001.
Our product line consists of:
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Marine Benefits AS prides itself as the shipping industry’s specialist in employment benefit solutions for seafarers. Aimed at providing the international shipping industry with truly global employee benefit solutions, Marine Benefits AS ultimately offers solutions that would enable its clients to increase attraction and retention, providing peace of mind for the employer, employee, and his/her family.
In consonance with its mission, Marine Benefits is the first in the industry to develop insurance programs aimed at assisting ship owners and ship management companies to fulfill the insurance requirements of the
Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006).
The core product is the Medical Plan insuring seafarers and their family members. The day to day service, claims handling and back office operations are performed in a low cost but high quality operation in Manila and built on a global network of sophisticated medical providers. The combination of a global cost efficient medical claims handling system with flexible holistic underwriting constitutes a dynamic business platform which is essential for achieving retention, compliance and cost reduction in accordance with the risk profile and appetite of each individual client.
The Marine Benefits Medical Plan is an established product known for truly global medical insurance within western standards which is handled in a cost efficient manner. The work load for clients is minimal, and the statistics obtained from the medical plan is unique in the industry. The statistics enables MBAS to present sustainable and flexible products for this product in such a manner that client retention as well as success ratio on prospective clients creates profitable underwriting and growth for Marine Benefits and their underwriters.
The international shipping community has stated a need for more cost efficient claims handling on Crew P&I. Due to the proven cost efficiency of the Medical Plan, the existing clients of Marine Benefits asked us to expand our business platform to include claims handling for crew P&I. The combination of the cost efficient claims handling from the Marine Benefits global medical platform with the proactive contingency qualities of Norwegian Hull Club creates an interesting and relevant crew P&I alternative for ship owners and managers globally.
This has proven especially relevant for ship managers due to their legal liability under the MLC, and the fact that as they employ, train and manage the crew, they should also control that risk with a corresponding insurance solution. Thus achieving uniformity, scale and predictability in the risk management solution.
The crew P&I solution cover the legal liability of the client as employer of crew.
The combination of the two products have proven to be the most optimal solution for the proactive client.
Loss prevention on medical claims at sea through access to high quality medical facilities at home as well as relevant statistics for the health condition and lifestyle of the crew are only parts of the positive side effects of such a combination.