Zurich NA Healthcare Professional Liability Underwriter in New York, New York

Healthcare Professional Liability Underwriter


We are looking for a Healthcare Professional Liability Underwriter for our New York or Atlanta Offices.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 will include:

  • Working within delegated authority on assignments of varying degrees of complexity

  • Under limited direction, analyze and underwrite new and renewal business utilizing The Zurich Way of Underwriting framework

  • Administers and monitors underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations, and rating manuals

  • Develop, maintain & collaborate with Line of Business representatives on referrals and other business related needs, as appropriate

  • Develops and maintains relationships with distributors (agents & brokers) in support of business retention and acquisition and works with customers and distributors (agents & brokers) to determine their insurance related needs and provide solutions

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

  • Support the Zurich sales culture by being a HelpPoint for agents, brokers and customers.

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area


  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 1 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area


  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area


  • Knowledge ofMedical Healthcare Underwriting, Claims or Broker experience within the Commercial Insurance industry

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

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • 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 within the East and Mid-Atlantic Regions

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including good presentation skills and ability to lead meetings

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively assess risk

  • Ability to function in a team environment

  • Proficient with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and skills with the ability to self-motivate to a high level of productivity

  • Ability to independently recognize new opportunities and to engage and influence stakeholders as appropriate

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-New York-New York

Other Locations: United States-Georgia-Atlanta

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Relocation Available Yes

Job Posting 01/22/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180000MS