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IAT Insurance Group Overview

Raleigh, NC
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Insurance Carriers
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
IAT Insurance Group is a privately owned, specialty insurance company providing property and casualty and surety bond products for businesses and individuals. With more than 900 employees and 30+ offices across the country, we go to market through seven business units ... Read more

Mission: Through superior financial strength and deep expertise in the industries we serve, we provide specialized insurance products and services unique to the needs of our customers.

We provide peace of mind to our customers as a recognized ... Read more

Company Updates

  • NEW! College Loan Assistance Program We are excited to announce the launch of College Loan Assistance Support (C.L.A.S.) to help our employees pay down their student loans faster. We’re working with Gradifi to bring employees this new benefit to help them get out of debt faster and focus on other financial goals. Read the full release here-

    IAT Insurance Group to Help its Employees Accelerate the Repayment of Their College Loan Debt

    RALEIGH, N.C. (February 17, 2020) - As a continuing investment in its employees, IAT Insurance Group, a leading provider of specialty property, casualty and surety products, is pleased to announce the launch of the IATCollege Loan Assistance Support (CLAS) program.

  • Cheers to 114 career advancements in 2019 at IAT! We are excited to see what 2020 holds.

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IAT Insurance Group – Why Work With Us?

IAT is a company on the move. Under new leadership and with a fresh perspective, we are leaving the status quo behind to create an engaging and progressive company with the tools, resources and attitude needed for sustainable success. The key to this vision is our employees. We’ve taken great strides to move away from a traditional, static approach to compensation, and we’ve recently implemented a pay for performance model that truly rewards top performers, incentivizes teams and provides the training, feedback and support for all employees to achieve success. Our most satisfied employees share this vision of IAT’s future and embrace the opportunity to play an important role in their own success and the success of IAT. We are always looking for great candidates who aspire to be a part of a company on the rise where they can enrich our environment and we can support, reward and encourage their contributions and advance their career.

At IAT, we strive to provide an environment where our employees feel empowered, challenged and valued. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We provide competitive total compensation packages and great benefits, including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision insurance, a generous time off policy, company provided life and disability insurance, and a lucrative 401k company match. All employees are eligible for our bonus program. In 2018 based on our employee performance, 92% of our workforce earned a bonus. We also offer rich job skill training, personal development and career development opportunities.

As a privately owned organization, consisting of more than 900 employees, we are able to act strategically within an ever-changing marketplace. We are large enough to make a difference in the industry but small enough to be agile and nimble. Our focus includes meeting customer needs and fostering an exceptional agent and broker network to serve clients.  


2019 Certified Great Place To Work

IAT Insurance Group, Inc. has once again been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. IAT Insurance Group, Inc. earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found at

 Employee Experience

84% - Employees say this is a great place to work.

93% - I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.

90% - When you join the company, you are made to feel welcome.

89% - We have special and unique benefits here.

87% - People celebrate special events around here.

86% - Management is honest and ethical in its business practices. 

8 More Reasons IAT is a Great Place to Work 

1. Our Core Values – Honesty, Ownership, High Standards, Respect, and Transparency

2. Great place to push your career to the next level. We offer entry level internships for recent college graduates to opportunities for experienced insurance professionals.

3. Leadership that helps employees rise to their full potential while accomplishing the mission and goals of the organization.

4. Plentiful learning and professional development opportunities.

5. We have a powerful network of talented professionals.

6. Our benefits are designed to attract, inspire and retain the best and the brightest.

7. We are investing heavily in technology to ensure relevance and competitiveness well into the future.

8. We put high value on cross-team collaboration to work together toward common goals.


IAT consists of seven business units, each sharing the same quality standards, commitment to service and innovation, and an overall mission of excellence. They include:

Commercial Transportation: As one of the largest insurers for the transportation industry, IAT Transportation offers a broad array of competitive products and loss control services to meet the unique needs of the industry. Common coverages include auto liability, auto physical damage, cargo, general liability and occupational accident coverages.

Programs: IAT Programs welcomes a wide array of business and can facilitate capacity for new or existing markets. We offer customized products and broad risk appetite for admitted and non-admitted business for profitable programs with premium volumes in excess of $5 million.

Specialty: IAT Specialty is a leading and trusted provider of commercial insurance for general liability, property, garage liability and excess/umbrella, plus ancillary coverages. We offer a broad risk appetite for more complex risks that standard markets may not insure.

Assumed Reinsurance: A quoting market for all treaty classes of property and casualty lines, IAT Re supports proportional and non-proportional reinsurance for domestic and international clients.

Excess Casualty Mid-Market: IAT Excess Casualty Middle-Market focuses on providing tailored solutions for surplus lines risks seeking excess and umbrella coverage. Our focus is on the commercial middle-market segment, but we also offer flexibility to cover both smaller and larger accounts. 

Inland Marine: IAT Inland Marine focuses on providing insurance for all traditional lines of inland marine such as builders' risk, contractors' equipment, fine art, motor truck cargo and property. We apply our unique expertise to deliver flexible, innovative and high quality insurance solutions. 

Surety: Surety consists of International Fidelity Insurance Company and its subsidiary Allegheny Casualty Insurance Company. It is the eighth largest surety writer in the country. Lines of business include contract, commercial, subdivision and specialty. Writing in each of these areas is spread throughout the country, and produced through dedicated independent agents and brokers.  

As a family-owned business, IAT grew from a group of unique businesses to a leader in specialty property and casualty insurance. Now it’s time to bring our entire company under the umbrella of the IAT name. Together under the IAT banner, we’ve defined a clear path forward with a spirit of confidence and unity.

What hasn’t changed is our DNA as a company. At our core, we are a family of answers.

Our experienced employees, diverse business units, and portfolio of products serve as a family of answers for our agents, brokers, customers and each other.

With the strength of our knowledgeable team and our tailored insurance solutions, the future belongs to IAT. 

Our Family’s Values

  • Honesty with integrity
  • Ownership (think and act like an owner)
  • Accountability to high standards
  • Treat people with dignity and respect (leave ego at the door)
  • Collaboration and teamwork

Living Our Values

IAT is built on a set of values that informs how we operate. The IAT Corporate Giving Policy encourages team members to support the community in which they live and work. IAT is proud of the generosity our team members show in supporting charitable organizations. In 2018, we contributed nearly $90,000 to charities thanks to donations from our employees and our company match of 3-to-1 on each employee’s contribution up to $200.

So far in 2019, IAT has pledged $25,000 to help with flood relief efforts in the midwest. 

IAT’s Volunteer Time-Off Policy provides team members with eight hours of work time to devote to volunteer efforts. We also give a one-time $25 gift card for monetary donations made by employees that donate $25 or more.

Giving Week

In 2016, IAT launched its first-ever company-wide Giving Week program. The effort has continued to be an annual event in October. The 2018 campaign, called #IATAnswers the Call from our Community, was a huge success. We donated to the United Way and many other national and local charities. We collected thousands of food items for local relief shelters along with clothing donations, and many team members gave their time through local volunteer efforts. During our 2018 #IATGvies week alone, we raised more than $87,000 for charities as a result of team members’ contributions and company match.

IAT Insurance Group Reviews

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    "Wonderful company!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheshire, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cheshire, CT
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    I have been working at IAT Insurance Group full-time (More than 5 years)


    Our CEO spends time every day with employees and really values their individual ideas and input. The people at IAT are highly engaged, collaborative and very respectful of one another. The benefits are great with the generous number of PTO days and great 401k match.


    It is hard to think of any. However, we do have some legacy systems, which are currently under development. As these new systems are rolled out, they will further enhance productivity.

    Advice to Management

    We appreciate the time that management takes to listen to team members. This goes a really long way and makes IAT a great place to work.

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IAT Insurance Group Photos

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IAT Insurance Group Interviews



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    Underwriting Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in East Windsor, NJ
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied online. I interviewed at IAT Insurance Group (East Windsor, NJ) in March 2019.


    The hiring process started with a small questionaire from an IAT Human Resource officer a day after the my resume was submitted. A short time latter, I was asked to have a Zoom interview with the hiring manager. Within a week after the interview with the hiring manager, I had an Zoom interview with a Human Resource manager and another group of underwriters. It all went rather quickly, altogether about 4 weeks

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you experienced a large loss and how that experience shapes what you do today?   1 Answer
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IAT Insurance Group Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work Institute, 2020
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work Institute, 2019

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