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

IAT Insurance Group | 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 IAT College Loan Assistance Support (CLAS) program. Beginning in the third quarter of 2020, IAT will match 50% of an employee’s monthly college loan payment (up to a $300 monthly contribution by IAT) with a per employee lifetime cap of $30,000. The program will also provide debt counseling and refinancing services to all employees starting in March. “We believe that the investment in higher education is one of the best investments that most people make in their lifetime. However, with the high cost of secondary education we know that student loan debt can be a significant burden on our employees,” said IAT Insurance Group CEO Bill Cunningham. “At IAT, we are committed to improving the lives of our people, who are the reason for our success. This investment in the CLAS program is one more way we can ensure our benefits program is meeting the needs of our people.

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LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco | December 18, 2021

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