Kidnap and Extortion for Ransom

In today’s uncertain political climate, conducting business internationally as well as within the boundaries of the United States, has become more dangerous.  If you or your employees travel domestically or overseas, maintain offices outside of the United States or have trade secrets that are vital to the organization, you are vulnerable to kidnap or ransom.

Lloyds of London has estimated that out of the more than 30,000 reported kidnappings each year, over 70 percent are resolved by ransom payments.  Even where no ransom is involved, expenses may include the fees for negotiators, investigators, attorneys, public relations professionals, forensic analysts, and security guards.  In addition, there may be reward money, interest on loans and extensive medical costs not covered by traditional insurance plans.

CIS can provide Kidnap and Extortion for Ransom coverage to managed care organization on the Wrap+® policy, which covers Kidnap, Extortion, Illegal Detention and Hijack as insured events, and is extended for e-commerce extortion threats when accompanied by a ransom demand.  Coverage includes access to a crisis response firm.

Travelers WRAP+®

Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion on Travelers Wrap+® policy covers Kidnap, Extortion, Illegal detention and Hijack as insured events and is extended for e-commerce extortion threats when accompanied by a ransom demand.   Expense reimbursement is provided in addition to the policy limit, which includes investigative expenses, interest, salary, legal services and travel expenses.   Coverage automatically includes the benefit of a professional crisis response firm, Olive Group, at no additional cost to provide emergency response services to Travelers' insured clients.

Travelers Wrap+® Financial Institution Bond for Insurance Companies with Extended Coverage

Kidnap and Extortion coverage is extended for e-commerce extortion threats when accompanied by a ransom demand (specific expenses including crisis response firm fees, after-care costs, salaries and rewards are provided in addition to and up to 50% of the limits of liability).   Coverage automatically includes the benefit of a professional crisis response firm, Olive Group, at no additional cost to provide emergency response services to Travelers' insured clients.

Olive Group Emergency Response Services

Olive Group is a global provider of integrated security and risk mitigation solutions with proven experience working with government, non-governmental and international organizations, and commercial businesses.  Their crisis response team provides Travelers' policyholders with pre-incident preparation and post-incident response and recovery services in accordance with the terms of the policy. T hey maintain a network of highly trained specialists in cities throughout the world who can respond to global needs 24/7/365.   Their emergency response number for North America is +1-713-918-6401 and for the rest of the world is +44-207-240-3237. You can visit their web-site at olivegroup.com.

"Nothing stated herein affects the terms, condition and coverages of any insurance policy or bond issued by any of the referenced insurers, nor does it imply that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or type of claim under any such policy or bond.  Availability of coverage referenced in this document can depend on underwriting qualifications and state regulations."

Coverage underwritten by Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America and its property casualty affiliates, Hartford, CT 06183

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