Zurich NA Senior Market Facing Underwriter, Medical Professional Liability in Chicago, Illinois

Senior Market Facing Underwriter, Medical Professional Liability

Description

Zurich Insurance is currently looking for aMedical Professional Liability Senior Underwriting Specialistfor our Chicago office.Under limited direction, underwrite and analyze new and renewal business utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting framework and within delegated authority levels on assignment of higher technical complexity and coordination.This is a highly technical and market facing position and requires experience with Healthcare lines of business to include Primary, Umbrella/Excess and Reinsurance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Production and underwriting of new and renewal Healthcare Professional Liability business.

Internal marketing and production within Zurich North America in support of our cross sell efforts.

  • Execution of the Specialties external marketing strategy.

  • Adherence to underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws, regulations and the Zurich Way of underwriting.

  • Establish new as well as develop existing agency and broker relationships.

  • Working within limits and authorities on assignments of varying degrees of complexity.

  • Completing all required internal training sessions while meeting required deadlines.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area

OR

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

OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area

OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area

AND

  • Medical Healthcare Underwriting, Claims or Broker experience in the commercial insurance industry, and the legal and regulatory guidelines

  • Knowledge of time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Medical Professional Liability underwriting experience preferably including hospitals and other types of medical facilities and/or large account casualty underwriting experience

  • Strong understanding of insurance principles

  • General healthcare industry knowledge including legal and regulatory guidelines

  • Ability to manage business within strict time constraints for quotes on new business and renewals

  • Well established and positive broker relationships

  • Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiating

  • Excellent presentation skills and a solutions and service orientation

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and grow a profitable book of business

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to function successfully and contribute to a team environment

  • Proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and skills reflective of progression of positions of increasing responsibility

  • CPCU, ARM or Insurance designations a plus

  • PC and related software 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.

EOE disability/vet

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Chicago

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 11/05/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180008WP

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.