Zurich NA Senior Technical Underwriter - Workers' Compensation in Schaumburg, Illinois

Senior Technical Underwriter - Workers' Compensation


Job Summary

Zurich is looking for a Senior Technical Underwriter to support our Workers’ Compensation line of business. In this role you will provide technical underwriting expertise and guidance to Business Units and underwriters as the Subject Matter Expert in all aspects of Workers’ Compensation.

This position requires a high level of collaboration with the Market Facing Underwriting team with an emphasis on large account and loss sensitive underwriting, portfolio management, underwriting reviews, involvement in profitability studies, and involvement in new product development. You will be strategic and instrumental in the achievement of business plans and tasked with guideline and pricing simplification.

This Technical Underwriter IV is considered an “expert” level role and an AVP role for Zurich North America.

Job Accountabilities

  • Work with the Market Facing Business units to develop Line of Business strategy, evaluate results and trends

  • Provide insights to the Business unit based on evaluation of the market and results

  • Considered Subject Matter Expert (SME) for larger business units handling referrals for items outside of field authority, guidance on strategy, tactics, etc.

  • Address regulatory concerns – State Market Conduct Exams, Department of Insurance Investigations, etc.

  • Assist field personnel with structuring more complicated programs involving rating plans such as large deductibles and excess of Self Insured Retention (SIR)

  • Develop and implement training to address reoccurring / broader issues

  • Manage large loss lessons learned process annually

  • Conduct Underwriting audits within all business units

  • Develop underwriting guidelines

  • Research into emerging issues

Job Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Underwriting area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Underwriting area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPCU

  • Advanced knowledge of Large Account Underwriting, Pricing and Products

  • Advanced knowledge of line/s of business and the legal and regulatory environment

  • Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

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-New York-New York, United States-Virtual, United States-New Jersey-Jersey City, United States-Kansas-Overland Park

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 15 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 11/30/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180008AM

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.