Voluntary Benefits Senior Market Facing Underwriter

Location

Chicago, Illinois / New York, New York / Atlanta, Georgia

Job Type

Experienced

Web Site Address:

www.zurichna.com/careers

Job Description


Zurich Insurance is currently looking for a Senior Underwriter for our Voluntary Benefits Group to work out of our Chicago Office. Zurich has recently created new Personal Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity products and this individual will play a key role in selling these new lines of business. As a member of Zurich's Group Accident Underwriting Team you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills.

Group Accident offers a portfolio of products designed to help protect against financial hardship resulting from accidental death, accidental injury unexpected illness and/or trip cancellation/travel inconvenience, including Business Travel Accident, Voluntary AD&D, Basic AD&D, Participant Accident, Student Accident, Personal Accident, Critical Illness, Student Travel and Leisure Travel.

The position will have technical, transactional and market facing responsibilities; and it will also make contributions in the areas of product/proposition development, marketing, fulfillment and portfolio management for Personal Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity lines of business.


The Voluntary Benefits Senior Market Facing Underwriter will be responsible for:

∙Generating, underwriting and analyzing Personal Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity business
∙Complying with underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules
∙Managing a portfolio of accounts
∙Developing and maintaining agency and broker relationships
∙Providing superior service to our broker partners and customers
∙Working within broad limits and authorities on complex assignments
∙Developing a pipeline of business
∙Collaborating and cross selling with other stakeholders and lines of business within Zurich

Basic Qualifications:
∙ High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
OR
∙ High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
OR
∙ Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
OR
∙ Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
AND
∙ Knowledge of Microsoft Office
∙ Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
∙ Experience working in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:
∙Bachelor’s Degree
∙Personal Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity underwriting experience
∙Ability to effectively assess risk
∙Strong broker relationships
∙Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiation.
∙Possess a high level of customer service by meeting or exceeding broker and or customer expectations
∙Excellent oral and written communication skills
∙Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guideline
∙Microsoft Office skills


Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

Organization:

Zurich North America

E-mail Address:

sarah.ball@zurichna.com
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