Zurich NA Senior Group Underwriter - Group Life & Disability in Hartford, Connecticut

Senior Group Underwriter - Group Life & Disability


Zurich North America is looking for an Underwriter for the Group Life and Group Disability lines of business that is aligned to the Zurich Global Life division. This senior role will underwrite large employers groups (2,500 lives) for Group Life and Group Disability insurance products.

Under broad management direction, analyzes and underwrites new and renewal employee benefits business, both domestic US Risks as well as multinational exposure. Administers compliance with underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations, and rating tools. Works within delegated authority limits on assignments with a high degree of technical complexity, which requires coordination, creativity and negotiation skills. Possesses a strong level of technical knowledge and skills including product, pricing, experience analysis, reserving and alternate funding methodologies. May include mentoring and monitoring of less senior Underwriters.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Underwriting area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Underwriting area


  • 6 or more years of Group Life LTD and STD insurance product experience

  • Large group case underwriting experience, including experience rating and alternate funding reconciliations

  • US Domestic experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • International/Expatriate' experience

  • Group Life technical underwriting experience

  • Group Disability technical underwriting experience

  • Experience underwriting employers with over 1,500 employees

  • Experience underwriting employers with 5,000 - 10,000 employees is ideal.

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-Connecticut-Hartford

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Posting 12/12/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180002HD

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.