Still waters do run deep, and no one knows this better than the mariner who deals with choppy waters that denote an impending storm. One such disaster that can be avoided easily is falling prey to the financial strain of contracting illnesses when on a vessel. Marine crew insurance plans such as Reside Blue International help a mariner focus on getting the vessel and its cargo to the destination.
Reside Blue International provides coverage for mariners, their spouses, and their dependents. The eligibility criterion is that all plan holders must be less than 75 years old, and more than 15 days old. Plan applicants must not reside in the United States for more than nine months in any given 12-month period.
During the application process, the applicant must declare that he/she is employed aboard a seafaring vessel, and that his/her primary residence is outside the U.S., or on board the vessel. One thing to remember is that since the applicant is waiving all U.S. residency claims, there can be no arbitration in the U.S. in case of any dispute.
The plan, which is for U.S. and non-U.S. mariners, offers worldwide coverage, and is not subject to individual insurance laws of the United States. The plan offers typical benefits, including coverage for mental and nervous health, and preventative care.