Hamilton, Bermuda (April 5, 2016) – The Argus Group today announces its appointment as the worldwide Official Healthcare Partner of SoftBank Team Japan leading up to and during the 35th America’s Cup.  As the Official Healthcare Partner of SoftBank Team Japan, Argus will support the team through both healthcare coverage and access to its top-of-the-line healthcare resources.

Dean Barker, Chief Executive Officer and Skipper of SoftBank Team Japan, says: “Access to quality healthcare and coverage is a top priority for any athletic team. It’s for this reason that we’re excited to have a leading healthcare provider such as Argus as our partner for our America’s Cup challenge. Sailing in the America’s Cup is a high performance extreme sport and we want our team members to have access to the best coverage in the world.”

Alison Hill, Chief Executive Officer of the Argus Group, says: “We are proud and excited to be named the Official Healthcare Partner of SoftBank Team Japan. America’s Cup is a wonderful opportunity for Bermuda and being a part of the event as a team sponsor is an honour for Argus.

“As an insurance provider, we understand that investing in the present can help to protect your future. Whether it’s maintaining an insurance plan to protect yourself against future damages, sticking to a savings plan to prepare for retirement, or exercising and eating healthy to stave off disease, we know that hard work pays off. It is with this theme that we embrace our sponsorship of SoftBank Team Japan, a team of athletes who each work hard every day to reach the highest level in their sport. We look forward to promoting this concept with our community and in particular with our youth through our sponsorship leading up to America’s Cup.”

SoftBank Team Japan is the Japanese challenger for the 35th America's Cup.  Led by Skipper Dean Barker, SoftBank Team Japan is made up of expert sailors, boat builders, and support crew from around the world. The team base is located in Dockyard and they can be seen training regularly on the Great Sound.

Bermuda Life Insurance Company Limited, operating as “Argus Health”, is a member of the Argus Group and regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority and Bermuda Health Council.  For more information about Argus, visit



About SoftBank Team Japan

SoftBank Team Japan, supported by SoftBank Corp. and Kansai Yacht Club, is the Japanese Challenger for the 35th America's Cup to be held in Bermuda in 2017.  As the first Japanese flagged challenger since 2000, SoftBank Team Japan seeks to make history by becoming the first Japanese team to win the America's Cup.  Led by winning America's Cup skipper Dean Barker along with veteran Japanese sailor Kazuhiko "Fuku" Sofuku, SoftBank Team Japan is made up of a multi-national collaboration of sailors, boatbuilders, and support crew from the professional sailing industry who share the passion for innovation and excellence.