IAG is the recognized leader in the field of insurance archaeology. Since 1985, IAG has documented hundreds of billions of dollars of prepaid insurance assets, enabling our clients to maximize recoveries for environmental, toxic tort and a variety of other long tail liabilities. Decades of mergers and acquisition activity combined with a steady onslaught of emerging liabilities and heightened environmental enforcement have ensured that insurance archaeology - now more than ever - is a best practice for risk management.
IAG has the largest staff devoted exclusively to the specialized field of insurance archaeology research. Over the past 25 years, we have developed many of the techniques and protocols which have become the standards for conducting an historic audit of a company's past coverage.
In reconstructing a coverage history, our staff digs exhaustively through corporate records, tracks down and interviews former employees and identifies a variety of leads to potential outside sources of records. This forensic research, in conjunction with our knowledge of underwriting practices, our familiarity with the history of consolidation within the insurance industry and our extensive and longstanding contacts, ensure that the most assets are located.
A broad range of organizations rely on IAG's services. They represent all industry sectors from basic manufacturing to financial services and include Fortune 500 companies, small to mid-size companies, utilities, government agencies, religious/non-profit organizations and municipalities.
We work closely with our client's risk managers, in house attorneys and outside counsel. In all cases, they find our graphic illustrations of coverage and corporate histories invaluable in notifying and negotiating with carriers or in formulating a cohesive strategy for pursuing coverage for environmental and toxic tort claims.