Kidnap, Ransom & Extortion Insurance PDF Print


In many parts of the world, kidnappings are becoming an increasingly common and worrisome occurrence.  In many cases these incidents particularly target Western visitors.

What can you do to protect yourself?  Your first goal should be prevention.  Do some research before your trip to understand how kidnappings generally happen, and avoid the areas or situations where they are more likely. Read up on government precautions, recommendations and travel advisories. When you are at your destination, be aware of your surroundings and get out of suspicious situations as quickly as possible.

Adequate insurance protection is also an asset.  Kidnap, Ransom & Extortion insurance will generally include the following benefits:

  • Reimbursement of the ransom demanded, up to a chosen limit depending on your assets
  • Services of a professional negotiator to coordinate payment and release
  • Incidental expenses such as a rest & recuperation benefit
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage (when the loss results from a kidnapping)

The cost of KRE insurance will depend on several factors, including your travel destination, your security precautions, and the limit of liability that you want covered.  The more robust your security precautions, the better your rate will be.

How to Get a Quote & Apply

Application Form (Corporate)
Application Form (Individual)

In order to get a quote, you will need to fill out the application form above.  This form will allow you to select exactly what benefits you require.  Please allow up to 5 business days for a quote.  If you do not like the quote that we offer, you are under no obligation to purchase, and we may be able to offer other alternatives.

You may return the application form to us by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by fax at 416 730-1878.