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Kidnap, Extortion, Detention, Hijack/Piracy

Travelers Syndicate | Kidnap and Ransom Insurance

Travelers have been at the forefront of Kidnap & Ransom (K&R) insurance for over 30 years and during this time we have not only learned a lot about the security threats that can occur, but more importantly the support that our clients need when incidents happen. From companies with international operations or travel, to entities who rely on the internet for business, all the way through to people in the media, they all have an exposure to threats covered in our K&R policy.

We provide tailored cover for small, medium and very large organisations as well as private (families) and ship owners, covering worldwide exposures for limits up to USD 50,000,000. We cover every industry from media/entertainment personalities and their families to aid agencies, mining, oil & gas companies through to accounting, law and IT firms – there is no industry that is immune from these threats.

Through our response providers, Constellis, we look to provide specialist expertise in ensuring you get the right advice when incidents occur. We also look to tailor the cover for your bespoke needs and can offer a policy period from a 1 day “trip” up to 3 years.

What Travelers cover

  • Kidnap for ransom
  • Extortion

Target business

  • Corporate (small, medium and large)
  • High net worth individuals and families
  • Ship-owners
  • Illegal detention
  • Hijack

Extensions to our cover can include

  • Emergency political evacuation/ repatriation
  • Mysterious disappearance
  • Business interruption (following an insured event)
  • Computer virus business
  • Interruption (extortion)
  • Threat response
  • Hostage crisis
  • Product loss / recall / destruction (extortion)
  • Child abduction
  • Workplace violence
  • Express kidnap

Maximum capacity

  • USD 50,000,000 per insured event (K&R)
  • USD 10,000,000 per insured event (Piracy)

Find out more



Bruno Schuoler Travelers Insurance

Key Contact


Bruno Schuoler
+44 (0)20 3207 6365

Contact our Kidnap and Ransom team today


Katrina Johnson
+44 (0)20 3207 6580


Find us at Lloyd's

Box 140/139
11:00 - 13:00
14:30 - 16:30

Appointments available outside of these hours