Zurich NA AVP/Travel Insurance Underwriting Lead in Chicago, Illinois
AVP/Travel Insurance Underwriting Lead
Zurich North America is currently looking for an AVP/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 expense s ; 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.
Our Underwriters are responsible for:
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
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 14 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaOR
Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing areaOR
Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 12 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND
Experience with Microsoft Office
Knowledge of Travel Insurance lines of business
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 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.
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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago
Travel Yes, 20 % of the Time
Relocation Available No
Job Posting 12/12/17
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 170008GI