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There are good reasons to consider Kidnap and Ransom insurance from AIG

Making the most of growth opportunities

Businesses are investing in, and working with, new and emerging markets all the time. The Middle East and Africa are experiencing unprecedented expansion and growth. Latin America is becoming more established as a trading partner, whilst China and the Far East build on strong trading reputations. As the footprint of business expands, so does the footprint of the cover we provide.

Worldwide cover with no restrictions

We understand that businesses are located and transact globally. People are travelling more frequently for both business and pleasure. AIG provides a global form offering consistent and compliant cover, wherever the client operates from. Our policy is an umbrella policy, so we don’t add unnecessary restrictions into our wording so the destinations your employees travel to are covered.

Duty of care

Each company has a duty of care to all of its employees – not just expatriates but those who travel, their local nationals, sub-contractors, and even their families. Organisations need to demonstrate that they have taken all practicable steps to meet their employees’ health, safety, security and wellbeing needs. Kidnap and ransom risk assessments and appropriate cover can be a key part of this strategy.

Expert assistance in a crisis

The response received in a crisis is critical. Our Crisis Consultants include NYA International (NYA), Edelman and Retail Quality Assurance (RQA). They respond to hundreds of cases of kidnap for ransom, extortion, detention, piracy, emergency evacuation and related security incidents globally each year.

Who is it for?

Any company with employees either travelling to or based in overseas countries, particularly Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa.

What is covered?

Our Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion product gives the victim's family and company support for the immediate and ongoing consequences.

AIG provides 24-hour response on a worldwide basis to manage the incident and help give pre-incident planning, counter terrorism and other security services.

Covers payment and related expenses and business interruption cost.

Covered incidents
AIG’s policy covers incidents that take place worldwide.

Covered incidents under our standard policy wording:

  • Extortion - Payment demands following a threat to injure, kill or kidnap an insured person; damage property, contaminate products, divulge trade secrets or destroy electronic data by computer virus.
  • Kidnap - A seizure or detention of an insured person for the purpose of demanding ransom monies.
  • Hijack - the illegal holding under duress of an insured person while travelling.
  • Detention - the holding under duress of an insured person for whatever reason other than kidnap

Evacuation & Repatriation
Tiger Kidnap

Additional cover
AIG can extend to cover the following coverages via endorsement;
• Business Interruption
• Cyber extortion
• Disappearance
• Political Evacuation & repatriation
• Express Kidnap
• Hostage Crisis
• Threat
• Product Loss
• Assault
• Tiger Kidnap

Crisis Consultants

In the event of an incident, AIG’s crisis consultants guarantee an immediate response, providing advice to the client’s crisis management team, or family, throughout the duration of the incident to help them manage it to a successful conclusion.

AIG retains the only response team of its kind that will deploy up to four consultants upon notification of an incident: two each to company headquarters and the incident location, providing AIG clients with maximum levels of support during the critical early stages of a crisis.