Zurich NA Market Facing Underwriter, Group Corporate Accident in Virtual, New York

Market Facing Underwriter, Group Corporate Accident

Description

Zurich Insurance is currently looking for a Market Facing Underwriter for our Accident & Health Group Accident Division in our New York or Jersey City, NJ offices. This is a highly technical, and market facing position. Experience with Group Corporate Accident and/or Group Special Risk lines of business is preferred, but not required. As a member of Zurich's Specialty Underwriting Team you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting and marketing skills. Specifically, you will underwrite and analyze new and renewal Accident business utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting Framework within delegated authority levels.

Our Underwriters are market-facing with objectives focused on profitable growth and superior service to our broker partners and customers.

Our Market Facing Underwriter is responsible for:

  • Generating, underwriting and analyzing Group Corporate Accident & Group Special Risk business

  • Market facing and production activities within the Specialties Division

  • Complying with underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules

  • Developing and maintaining agency and broker relationships

  • Working within broad limits and authorities on complex assignments

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Accident, Health or Life Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Accident, Health or Life Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Accident, Health or Life Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Accident, Health or Life Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND

  • Knowledge of Accident and Health lines of business

  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory guidelines

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Experience working within time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

  • Experience working in a fast paced team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Knowledge of Accident and Health lines of business.

  • Ability to effectively assess risk

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • 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 with respect to required deadlines

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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

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-New York-New York

Other Locations: United States-New York-Virtual, United States-New Jersey-Jersey City

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 08/09/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180006GW

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.