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Zurich NA Junior Market Facing Underwriter, Group Accident in Chicago, Illinois

Junior Market Facing Underwriter, Group Accident


Zurich Insurance is currently looking for a Market Facing Underwriter for our Accident & Health Group Accident Division. The preferred location for this position is Chicago, we are also open to his position sitting in our Schaumburg, IL office and traveling into Chicago as needed.

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 A&H 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 1 or more years of experience in the Insurance area or Market Facing AreaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support areaAND

  • Knowledge of the insurance industry and the legal and regulatory environment

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree with 1 or more years’ experience in the underwriting area, preferably Accident and Health experience.

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Microsoft Office skills

A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

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Location(s): AM - Chicago

Remote Working: false

Schedule: Full Time