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Zurich NA Legal Claims Handler - Professional Programs in Parsippany, New Jersey

Legal Claims Handler - Professional Programs

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Zurich is currently looking for two Legal Claims Professionals for our Professional Programs group to work out of our Parsippany NJ or 4 WTC NY office.

The Claims professional will under limited supervision handle claims under various insurance products including E&O, EPL and other Liability claims of moderate to high complexity. The ideal candidate will have experience reviewing complaints and all other legal pleadings and discovery, arbitration demands, coverage analysis, determining exposure and setting appropriate reserves. They will resolve claims according to Best Practices and within authority limits and will regularly communicate with customers and brokers and will be dedicated to handle claims for specific programs.

If you are ready for a career move, consider working for a company with a global footprint that offers an excellent work/life balance, terrific benefits including an incentive plan, 401K match and a second 401K company contribution, flexible work options, summer hours and a great culture.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Analyze coverage, liability and damages

  • Participate in mediations and negotiating settlements

  • Draft reservation of rights and coverage denial letters

  • Notify Underwriter of claim issues

  • Draft case summary reports in connection with significant reserve increases and trial preparation

  • Direct activities of defense counsel

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Legal areaAND

  • JD and 5 or more years of legal practice experience in the insurance area

  • Must obtain and maintain required adjuster license(s)

  • Experience in insurance claims and the insurance legal and regulatory environment

  • Negotiation experience

  • Customer service experience

  • Microsoft Office experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Member of the Bar

  • Claims handling experience with at least 5 or more years in EPL, E&O and/or insurance coverage defense

  • Analytical skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Organization and time management skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Experience collaborating across work groups

  • Insurance designations such as SCLA, CPCU, AIC

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 (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) 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

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - Parsippany, AM - New York

Schedule: Full Time

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