Zurich NA Claims Counsel, Construction/Contract Surety Claims (virtual worker) in Virtual, United States
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%.
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
Must bewilling and able to travel 25 % as needed by the business
5 ormore years of experience in construction/contract surety claims
Strongmath and finance skills
Strong writtenand verbal communication skills
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.
Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.
Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg
Other Locations: United States-Maryland-Virtual, United States-Virtual-Virtual
Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time
Relocation Available No
Job Posting 07/03/18
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 180005OJ