Over 30 Years In The Business

Over 30 Years In The Business

International Assurance of Tennessee, Inc. was founded by Bob Baisden in 1984. In a market of mergers, acquisitions, and start-ups, IAT is definitely one of a kind. In fact, IAT is often referred to as the oldest MGU in the business. Bringing his background as a group rep with a large conservative mutual company to the stop loss industry, Bob Baisden has made sure that IAT always has the policy holder in mind. IAT’s success has come by staying true to the product, providing unparalleled service, and consistency. IAT may not be the largest, but it is the best in the business.



Why Choose IAT?

Our Buildings Front Building Photo

To add to the family atmosphere at IAT, the Franklin office consists of two historic homes. The 711 West Main building, the original IAT building, was built in 1914 and is an Aladdin “come cut” home. The original owners purchased the home from a catalog and every piece of the home, down to the door knobs was delivered pre-fabricated, or “come cut”. This building houses both the administration and underwriting departments.


Back Building Photo

The 123 7th Avenue building was purchased and moved on to the property in 1993. The original portion of this house was built prior to the Civil War. This building houses the claims, information systems, and data entry departments. IAT’s conference room is located on the second floor and has exposed support beams in the ceilings which were cut by a pit saw. Pit saws were made obsolete with the invention of the circular saw after the civil war.

Our Staff

Our Staff

By creating a family atmosphere the staff at IAT is definitely unique. The average length of service is well over 10 years and the knowledge and dedication each employee demonstrates is a reflection of this.