About Us

Home About Us

ION Insurance Company (ION)

ION Insurance Group, S.A. (ION) was formed in 2004 in San Jose Costa Rica with an initial Capitalization of US$55.5 million dollars. Today the Group includes ION Surety Company S.A. and ION Insurance Company, Inc. (US). 2016 Group Balance Sheet Assets are US$169,920,000.

ION Insurance Company (IIC) was formed in 2016 as a natural expansion of ION Insurance Group's global presence with an opening audit confirming Balance Sheet Capital of $75,000,000 to better serve and support US based clients and employers which are primarily branches of the United States Government. Domiciled and regulated in American Samoa by the American Samoa Department of Insurance under Certificate of Authority No. 14-0102 the Company is also actively focused on supporting the local insurance market in all classes of insurance and re-insurance including Fire, Contractors All-Risk, Marine and Marine Cargo, General Aviation and of course Surety and Financial Guarantee. IIC is also registered and in good standing in the State of Louisiana under Registration No. 42291649F as well as with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) under Registration No. 15936.

The Group was originally formed to fill a niche in the insurance market for clients who had difficulty in obtaining coverage from mainstream insurers, either because of the nature of their business or their physical location. The Group has now evolved into a special risk underwriter concentrating on Marine Hull, Aviation, Financial Guarantees and Bonds, Facultative Reinsurance and Reinsurance Treaty business.

Our experience covers all facets of Insurance and Reinsurance, from Business Production, through Underwriting of Risks, to Administration, Accounting and Claims Management.

Clients can be secure in knowing that ION appoints local third party claims adjusters to assure absolute integrity in the loss adjustment process in a prompt and professional manner to provide our clients with a superior claims experience.

The company maintains a conservative approach to Underwriting. This strategy has worked well and the Company has grown steadily in size, whilst maintaining its profitability.

During its history, ION Insurance Group, S.A. has been accepted as approved security by numerous clients, financial institutions, insurance companies and, Sovereign Government.

 

US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

The United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was enacted in 2010 as part of the US Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE) and is effective from 1 July 2014. The law is enforced by the US tax authority, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The purpose of FATCA is to improve the tax compliance of US taxpayers who have foreign financial assets and offshore accounts. FATCA requires financial institutions to report on information about their US customers, which information will be passed to the IRS.

Under the provisions of FATCA, brokers, producers, agents and/or insurance customers making payments to insurance or reinsurance entities or other intermediaries may need to obtain withholding certificates (IRS Forms W-8 or W-9) to confirm the recipient’s compliance with the FATCA regulations. Typically, Form W-8BEN-E is provided by non-US entities and Form W-9 is provided by US entities.

Please consult your tax adviser for further information on FATCA.

Information on FATCA can also be obtained from the IRS at:
http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Corporations/Foreign-Account-Tax-Compliance-Act-FATCA

ION Insurance Company Inc and FATCA

The ION Insurance Group SA, and specifically the companies within the ION Insurance Group SA subgroup, is FATCA compliant.

ION Insurance Group SA is the trading name for the combined operations of Ion Insurance Company Inc, and Ion Surety Company SA Inc.

Questions regarding Ion Insurance Company Inc’s FATCA compliance, including requests for IRS Forms W-8 or W-9, should be sent to www.info@ion.co.cr

For confirmation of FATCA compliance in respect of premium payments to Ion Insurance Company Inc, please request this company’s W-8BEN-E from www.info@ion.co.cr

WE LOVE TO HEAR

Words From Our Customers

 

ION Insurance Company, Inc. has agreed to provide performance and payment bonds on our behalf to the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for current projects in Eastern Europe and Africa. We have found them to be a very professional company who has provided us with outstanding response in support of our global operations and we  are very pleased to recommend them.

Robert J. Michaels, Bryan 77 Construction JV, LLC

 

ION Insurance Company, Inc.has provided reinsurance for some of our larger trade credit risks and bank guarantees for the past several years. We have found them to be a very professional company who has provided us with outstanding response in support of our clients and we are very pleased to recommend them.

Joseph Lau, Trade and Merchant Trust Company Limited

ION Insurance Group, S.A. has agreed to provide performance and payment bonds on our behalf to the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for current projects in Eastern Europe and Africa. We have found them to be a very professional company who has provided us with outstanding response in support of our global operations and we  are very pleased to recommend them.

Robert J. Michaels

JV Manager

Bryan 77 Construction JV, LLC

1000

Satisfied Customers

05

Professional Agents

08

Insurances in our offer

10

Years of experience