Zurich NA Claims Counsel, Construction/Contract Surety Claims (virtual worker) in Schaumburg, Illinois

Claims Counsel, Construction/Contract Surety Claims (virtual worker)


Zurich is seeking an experienced claims professional to join aseasoned team, and contribute their subject matter expertise to the handling ofa diverse caseload of construction/contract surety claims.

In this role, you will manage a caseload of moderate to high complexity claimsfrom start through settlement and resolution, and within specific authoritylimits. You will also ensure that claims are handled in the mostefficient and effective manner to deliver on Zurich’s claims best practices andcommitment to customer-centricity. You will have an opportunity todevelop strong partnerships that include extensive communications andinteractions with principals, brokers and other internal business unitcontacts.

Primary accountabilities include:

  • Analyzingcoverage, liability and damages

  • Participatingin mediations and negotiating settlements

  • Draftingcoverage and denial letters, underwriter notification of claim issues, etc.

  • Draftingcase summary reports in connection with significant reserve increases and trialpreparation

  • Directingactivities of defense counsel

This is a virtual position so you will have a home-based office.

You will be required to travel at least 25%.

Basic Qualifications:

  • JurisDoctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Claims or Litigation area thatincludes construction/contract surety claimsOR

  • Bachelor’sDegree and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Litigation area thatincludes construction/contract surety claimsOR

  • HighSchool Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims orLitigation area that includes construction/contract surety claimsOR

  • Zurichapproved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 6 or moreyears of experience in the Claims Handling area within the Insurance industryand includes construction/contract surety claimsAND

  • Must obtain and maintain required adjuster license(s)

  • Knowledgeof the insurance industry, claims and the insurance legal and regulatoryenvironment

  • Negotiationexperience

  • Customerservice experience

  • MicrosoftOffice experience

  • Must bewilling and able to travel 25 % as needed by the business

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 ormore years of experience in construction/contract surety claims

  • Analyticalskills

  • Strongmath and finance skills

  • Strong writtenand verbal communication skills

  • Abilityto multi-task

  • Organizationand time management skills

  • Abilityto work independently

  • Experiencecollaborating across work groups

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.

EOE disability/vets

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Other Locations: United States-Maryland-Virtual, United States-Virtual-Virtual

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 07/03/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180005OJ