Zurich NA VP/Travel Insurance Underwriting Lead in Dallas, Texas

VP/Travel Insurance Underwriting Lead


Zurich North America is currently looking for a VP/Travel Insurance Underwriting Lead for our A&H business unit. This is a great opportunity to join Zurich’s expansion into the broader Travel Insurance marketplace in North America. This is a highly technical and market facing position and requires experience with Travel Insurance lines of business. This role will contribute leadership and vision relative to the building and ongoing success of the Non-Corporate Travel proposition. This position is responsible for transactional responsibilities as well as strategic contributions in the areas of Product Development, UW Guidelines and Governance, Rating/Pricing, Distribution, Fulfillment and Portfolio Financial Performance. The Travel Insurance industry provides a broad range of services and benefits for both domestic and international travelers; including, but not limited to trip cancellation, trip interruption, lost or damaged baggage and emergency medical or dental expenses; as well as travel assistance services. Services and benefits are made available to consumers through a variety of different channels, including, but not limited to travel agents, trip and tour operators, vacation clubs, airlines and online travel websites.

Client Externally Focused - The job’s core deliverables are predicated on delivering expertise, value and service to external customers and/or brokers. Typically involves building relationships and promoting the company.


  • Underwriting, analyzing and generating new and renewal Travel Insurance business

  • Administering and monitoring underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules

  • Developing and maintaining relationships

  • Working within broad limits and authorities on highly complex assignments

  • Mentoring and providing technical guidance, assistance and training to junior underwriters

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’ Degree

  • 9 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area

  • Experience in a specialized insurance line of business or segment

  • Knowledge of Travel Insurance lines of business

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advance knowledge of Travel Insurance lines of business

  • Ability to effectively assess risk

  • Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong broker relationships

  • Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating

  • Possess knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Imagine working for a companythat truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, andcommunities they serve.

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

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

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Other Locations: United States-Texas-Dallas

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 20 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 08/10/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180006SG

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.