It is happening again – carriers who are not authorized to write Longshore are adding it by endorsement to their policies.
In one recent case that was brought to our attention, the carrier was part of one of the large insurance groups where other members of that same group are fully approved, just not this one.
Remember that only carriers authorized by the Federal Department of Labor are allowed to write Longshore.
If you need to check your carrier you can find the list in the Longshore Toolbox, hit the “RESEARCH” tab and select “APPROVED CARRIERS”
Despite rumors to the contrary there is no exemption for “If Any” Longshore - although interestingly most of the cases we have seen recently have real Longshore payroll on the policies in some cases significant numbers!