Zurich NA Voluntary Benefits - Senior Underwriter in New York, New York
Voluntary Benefits - Senior Underwriter
Zurich Insurance is currently looking for a Senior Underwriter for our Voluntary Benefits Group to work out of our Chicago, New York or Atlanta Office. Zurich has recently created new Personal Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity products and this individual will play a key role in driving growth in these new lines of business. As a member of Zurich's Group Accident Underwriting Team you will enjoy the opportunity to fully apply and hone your underwriting skills and drive production.
Group Accident offers a portfolio of products designed to help protect against financial hardship resulting from accidental death, accidental injury unexpected illness and/or trip cancellation/travel inconvenience, including Business Travel Accident, Voluntary AD&D, Basic AD&D, Participant Accident, Student Accident, Personal Accident, Critical Illness, Student Travel and Leisure Travel.
The position will have technical, transactional and market facing responsibilities; and it will also make contributions in the areas of product/proposition development, customer/broker engagement, fulfillment and portfolio management for Personal Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity lines of business.
The Voluntary Benefits Senior Underwriter will be responsible for:
Generating, underwriting and analyzing Personal Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity business
Complying with underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rating manual rules
Managing a portfolio of accounts
Engaging with brokers in relation to account opportunities
Providing superior service to our broker partners and customers
Working within broad limits and authorities on complex assignments
Developing a pipeline of business
Collaborating and cross selling with other stakeholders and lines of business within Zurich
- High School Diploma or Equivalent and 5 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
- High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
- Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 3 or more years of experience in the Underwriting or Market Facing area
- Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting Support area
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Experience working on time restraints for quotes on new and renewal business
Experience working in a team environment
Personal Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity underwriting experience
Ability to effectively assess risk
Strong broker relationships
Superior skills in relationship building, active listening, needs analysis, and win-win negotiation
Possess a high level of customer service by meeting or exceeding broker and or customer expectations
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong knowledge of underwriting philosophy, techniques, national/local filing regulations and guidelines
Microsoft Office 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
Other Locations: United States-Georgia-Atlanta, United States-New York-New York
Travel Yes, 15 % of the Time
Job Posting 01/03/20
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 190009IC
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.