Steamship Mutual has been focussing its recent loss prevention initiatives on crew welfare, so this new cooperation is a natural progression for the club. Having a healthy crew on board should result in fewer claims and less operational disruption for the Club’s Members.
The Allianz Worldwide Care insurance is personal to each crew member and provides cover for their medical costs, without deductible, irrespective of a shipowner’s liability. This means if a crewmember is unwell or has an accident whilst onshore, they can seek medical help without any cost to themselves and be fit when they join their vessel.
Providing seafarers with additional health benefits also encourages crew loyalty and if extended to cover their family, will provide peace of mind to seafarers during the long periods they are away from home. The Preferred Partner agreement now means that Members of Steamship Mutual will benefit from improved premium levels for Allianz Worldwide Care’s healthcare insurance.