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Washington International Health Insurance Company

The Washington International Insurance Company, along with North American Specialty and North American Elite, are wholly owned subsidiaries of the European based Swiss Re Company. Swiss Re is an insurance industry giant specializing in reinsurance, taking on part or all of the financial risk of other insurance organizations, referred to as ceding companies. Being a part of the Swiss Re group gives Washington International and its sister companies extraordinary financial strength.

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Washington National Contact Information

Headquarters for the NAS Surety Group are located in Schaumburg, Illinois:

NAS Surety Group
475 North Martingale Rd
Ste 850
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173


Regional offices are located in:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Massachusetts
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia

For office locations and contact information, please visit the NAS contact page.

Washington International Products and Services

In the United States, Washington International operates as part of NAS Surety Group, which includes North American Specialty and North American Elite. NAS Surety underwrites contract, commercial, and customs bonds covering dozens of different private business and government services.

NAS provides contract services for:

  • Bids and performance bonding
  • Payment and supply bonds
  • Verification bonds

NAS has been in the surety and bond business for more than 25 years and is expert in servicing small to medium sized companies. NAS considers their service to be “world class.” Service is professional and speedy as underwriting decisions are made at the branch level. NAS Surety provides:

  • Competitive rates
  • Experienced underwriting
  • Bond limits to 17.5 million dollars for a single project and 35 million dollars for total completion

NAS Surety is one of the top 15 U.S. surety companies and licensed to issue bonds in all 50 U.S. states. PDF copies of NAS Surety bonds are available for inspection on the company website.

Commercial bonds include bonds, which guarantee licenses and permits as well as miscellaneous situations.

NAS also underwrites bonds for court, fiduciary and other legal matters. Specialty types of bonds include surety protection for auto dealers, mortgage bankers, and brokers. These include bonding against lost legal instruments.

Customs bond services include single and multiple transactions and transportation coverage. Customs bonds have been the specialty of Washington International Insurance Company for more than twenty years. Washington International partners with the US Customs Service to provide bonding for thousands of items that enter the US every day through more than 300 official ports of entry.

For more information about customs bonding with Washington International, call 800-338-0753.

NAS Surety also provides claims services which include investigative services and claims processing. They are specialists in handling claims arising from customs, commercial or contract bond claims. With the latest in technology, NAS handles claims promptly and professionally eliminating the need for traditional paper processing. For more information on NAS Surety claims services, call 800-338-0753

Washington International Ratings

Swiss Re is a tremendously powerful as well at stable business entity. A.M. Best rates Swiss Re as “A, excellent,” while Moody’s rates Swiss Re as A1. Standard & Poor’s gives Swiss Re its top rating, “A+!”

NAS Surety Group Careers

NAS is currently looking for contract underwriters for their corporate headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. Other professional career opportunities may be found on their website.  As with many insurance concerns, NAS Surety offers comprehensive and generous benefit packages to its employees. Medical coverage includes vision and dental. There are also:

  • 401(k)
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Long-term care benefits

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re, the parent company of NAS Surety was founded in 1863 in Zurich, Switzerland. Swiss Re is recognized as an international leader in the reinsurance industry with offices operating in more than 20 different countries including the US. Swiss Re provides risk management services as well as traditional reinsurance products to its global marketplace.

Swiss Re has won numerous industry awards throughout its long and storied history. This year, 2011, is no exception. In September, Swiss Re CEO Stefan Lippe was awarded the prestigious title of “Reinsurance CEO of the Year,” by “Reactions” magazine, an international magazine devoted to the insurance and reinsurance industries. Lippe was selected in recognition of his success in putting his company on a more positive financial track since his election in 2009. It is because of leaders such as Stefan Lippe, that Swiss Re has remained in business for almost 150 years.

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