Our History

AEU has operated for over twenty years.  It began as a wholly-owned subsidiary of one of the largest and oldest maritime services company in the United States.  AEU employees are very experienced in United States Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act insurance, State Act Workers’ Compensation insurance and maritime related insurances required by waterfront employers.
Since AEU began managing American Longshore Mutual Association, Ltd. (ALMA) in 1997, the membership has grown to include nearly 500 members located across the United States, and it is currently one of the top three markets for Longshore in the world.
In 2007, AEU was purchased by AmWINS Group, Inc. a specialty insurance distribution firm based in Charlotte, NC.   This partnership enables AEU to provide customers with an even broader range of products and services to meet their insurance needs.