History

MHG was established in 1991 by Andrew Dudzinski and John Haagensen in the Port of Miami. Andrew, an expatriate insurance expert with extensive business development experience, and John, a former seafarer on cargo vessels and cruise ships, recognized a need for marine employers and employees to access the same insurance plans available to those based on land.

MHG Insurance Brokers focused on the marine industry for six years before expanding its offerings to include employer-sponsored plans for multiple industries. MHG has enjoyed continuous growth since then and is now offering insurance solutions to fit the needs of marine employers and employees, contractors and concessionaires, as well as a full line of group and individual insurance benefits for employers, employees, business, travel, and expatriates, regardless of industry. In 2016, MHG Insurance Brokers celebrated 25 years through an international campaign that included a brand refresh, a new website, and an international multimedia outreach.

If you are interested in learning more about MHG Insurance Brokers, please reach out to us online or in person. Our offices in Fort Lauderdale, Houston, the Cote d'Azur, Isle of Man, and Hamburg are strategically located to better serve you.

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Service Commitment

Service Commitment

Our dedication to clients is the foundation of MHG’s success. We stay at the forefront of our industry by providing clients with exemplary service based on up-to-date information and an understanding of each client’s individual needs.

What You Can Expect From MHG

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We are a full-service insurance broker.

As an insurance broker, MHG works with many international and U.S. insurance carriers to offer you the best plan according to your budget and requirements. We work for you, the client, not the insurance company.

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Our clients are our friends. We believe in mixing business and pleasure!

We build personal relationships with our clients in order to best understand their unique circumstances and lifestyle. By knowing your needs, we can predict changes that could affect your insurance, we can manage the complexities of your plans while you focus on your life and work, and we can stand beside you should you need help when making a claim.

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Experience.

MHG was established in 1991. With over two decades of insurance industry experience, we have become experts in the intricacies of all different types of insurance products and the regulations to which they must comply. With over 100 years of combined insurance experience, our Insurance Specialists are equipped to assist with your insurance needs.

Charities

Community Involvement

Community Involvement is a huge part of the culture at MHG Insurance Brokers. We have an appointed charitable activities committee that discusses the company's philanthropic goals and how funds will be distributed throughout the year. Community projects are considered based on the impact we can deliver and the effect each project will have on our community, our employees, and our clients.

Marine Industry Cares Foundation
Marine Industry Cares Foundation

The Marine Industry Cares Foundation (MICF) brings together members of the marine industry in South Florida to benefit the local community, especially children and families in need.

Many MHG employees were vital in the creation and continued success of the Marine Industry Cares Foundation. Edward "Mole" Telfer was a founding member and former president. Mark Bononi is also very active, serving three years as the Chairperson for MICF's signature annual event, the Spin-A-Thon. MHG's Marketing Manager Melissa Gribas served as Marketing Committee Chair for the organization's first five years. This event is supported by all MHG employees and has raised $750,000 primarily for Kids in Distress and Children's Diagnostic and Treatment Center. MHG also supports the annual Chairman's Gala and the Captain's Golf Tournament, both benefiting the foundation.

Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center

The Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 11,000 children with special health care needs in Broward County, Florida.

In addition to the support given through the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, MHG employees lend time and financial support to the CDTC by participating in their annual campaigns. These campaigns include the Back to School Drive, Thanksgiving Basket Brigade, and the Ribbons for the Children campaign where artists pay special tribute to children in our local and global community whose lives are shaped by HIV/AIDS.

Edward "Mole" Telfer currently serves as a board member for the organization.

 

Kids in Distress
Kids in Distress

Kids In Distress (KID) is a nationally-accredited, community-supported agency based in South Florida, specializing in children and families. KID provides services that prevent and treat child abuse while also educating and strengthening families.

MHG sponsors and participates in many events annually to support the organization including the Inlet Challenge Bicycle Ride, Duck Fest Derby, and The Brew to Benefit KID.

The SMART Ride
The SMART Ride

Through employee involvement, MHG has supported the SMART Ride, a two-day, 165-mile bicycle riding event from Miami to Key West for the past two years. The ride is a sponsored event with 100% of the funds raised going to helping those affected, infected or at risk for HIV and AIDS in Florida.

MHG News and Upcoming Events

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Monaco Yacht Show 
September 28 - October 1, 2016
Port Hercules, Monaco

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