Extortion, Kidnap, and Ransom Insurance

Startling kidnapping for ransom statistics show that there have been USD 25,000,000 worth of recorded cases of ransom demands in more than 14 countries. This illustrates how critical it is to protect your international staff members from kidnappings. Whether your employees operate in high-risk locations or not, they may not be immune to kidnappers, who usually target foreign workers, may refuse to negotiate and resort to violence until their demands are met. The right kidnap and ransom insurance policy can provide valuable resources to help mitigating and manage risk. 

According to Unity Resources Group, after falling in 2016 kidnappings of foreigners rose significantly in the first quarter of 2017. Due to the increasing prevalence of kidnap and ransom incidents, organizations with employees traveling overseas to high-risk countries are key targets. These organizations include NGOs (non-governmental organizations), international schools, and multinational businesses as well as high net-worth individuals and their families.

Clements Worldwide’s Kidnap and Ransom Insurance provides financial indemnification and expert crisis management in the event of a kidnapping for ransom, wrongful detention and/or extortion. We offer confidential protection and provide assistance to both the family and employer. Our kidnap and ransom insurance coverage includes independent investigations, negotiations, arrangement and delivery of funds, and other services vital to a safe, speedy and satisfactory resolution.

An Emergency Evacuation policy with Salary Continuation can be purchased as an extension to a Kidnap & Ransom policy to cover evacuation of staff due to security risks, as well as natural disasters and epidemics

Call us today at +1.202.872.0060 or 800.872.0067 or email request@clements.com to discuss how our kidnap and ransom insurance can meet your organization’s needs.

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  • Benefits and Features
  • Case Study
  • Resources

Benefits & Features

The kidnap, ransom, and extortion insurance from Clements is underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd's and coverage includes: 

Ransom Monies: Full reimbursement of any monies which the insured person(s) has paid or lost due to kidnapping or extortion.

Transit/Delivery: Full reimbursement of loss due to the destruction, disappearance, confiscation, or wrongful appropriation of ransom monies while in the process of being delivered due to a covered kidnapping or extortion.

Accidental Death or Dismemberment: Death or permanent total physical disablement of an insured person sustained during a kidnapping, wrongful detention, extortion, or hijacking event.

Judgments and Legal Liability: Coverage of cost incurred as a result of any claim or suit brought on by any insured person against the insured.

Unlimited Consultant Fees: Service fees for independent legal/PR counsel, negotiators, security consultants.

Training: Security Consultant training to staff on managing risks during overseas assignments

Travel Risk Portal: Portal with daily updates on security threats, as well as political and economics conditions, in over 190 countries and territories (access limited to certain policies)

Optional extensions: Political/Security Evacuation, Threat, Disappearance, Express Kidnapping.

Call us today at +1.202.872.0060 or 800.872.0067 or email request@clements.com to discuss how our kidnap and ransom insurance can meet your organization’s needs.

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Case Study: Life Saved by Clements Kidnapping and Ransom Policy

In 2009, an NGO employee was working in an outpost in the Philippines. Late one night, members of a local gang broke into the compound and kidnapped the man at gunpoint. Fortunately, the NGO was well-prepared to access the needed funds and experts to safely facilitate the release of the kidnap victim, thanks to Clements' Kidnap and Ransom Insurance.

Clements sent in crisis consultants to negotiate the ransom amount and manage the situation. The Clements policy also funded the travel expenses for managers to travel to the organization’s headquarters in the United States to brief members of the board regarding the crisis. An employee was hired to replace the kidnap victim, and both his and the kidnap victim’s wages were covered by the policy.

After a successful negotiation to lower the ransom amount down, the kidnap victim was safely released after 109 days. Medical expenses and counseling for the kidnap victim following his safe return were also covered by the policy. With Clements’ Kidnap and Ransom policy, the NGO was able to ensure a safe return of the kidnap victim. 

Call us today at +1.202.872.0060 or 800.872.0067 or email request@clements.com to discuss how our kidnap and ransom insurance can meet your organization’s needs.

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