Attention crewmembers and owners: “Ask questions.”
That’s the biggest piece of advice that Mark Bononi, the director of the luxury-yacht division of MHG Marine Benefits, gives to crew and their employers when inquiring about health-insurance plans. Insurance is something many of us would prefer not to think about, but should. And in the marine world, where you’re constantly traveling and in situations that are far from ordinary land-based experiences, it’s vital.
In this podcast, Bononi discusses how MHG understands yacht-specific situations and helps find plans to meet those needs, whether for individuals or full crews. In addition, given the U.S. Congress’ ongoing debate over a national health-care bill, he reveals how regulatory issues can affect coverage for crew of all nationalities.