Zurich NA Absence Management Specialist - San Diego, CA in Plantation, Florida

Absence Management Specialist - San Diego, CA


Job Summary

You have an amazing opportunity to work with one of the biggest insurance organizations in the world. As a Client Liaison, you will responsible for the coordination and administration of the LOA and Disability process between Zurich and our external partners.

This external facing position works closely with the claim operations manager, benefits team and functions as a liaison between internal and external customers. You will be developing and delivering customer-specific value-added services for existing and new large customers in order to build customer awareness of the organization’s Value Proposition.

Key functions and expected experience:

  • Serves as primary contact for clients in person and telephonically to ensure timely reporting and resolution of day to day issues

  • Provide written and verbal updates regarding leave and disability status updates to employees, managers and HR that detail the status of their leave application and leave implications (pay, benefits, return to work, etc.).

  • Manage and maintain positive client relationships through service delays and quality issues

  • Identify trends, research root cause of service and IT issues and/or delays.

  • Provide input and recommendations during meetings and providing weekly updates and reports to the leadership team

  • Strategize and partner with leadership team to continually improve operational performance

  • Provide guidance in interpreting leave and disability policies, including pertinent federal and state leave laws for employees, managers, and HR

  • In-depth knowledge of Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act, and other applicable laws, as well as institutional leave policies

Job Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Claims or Underwriting area


  • Experience working with commercial customers

  • Experience in addressing customer needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPCU

  • Knowledge of Risk Management Information Systems

Additional Information

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-California-San Diego

Other Locations: United States-Florida-Plantation

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Relocation Available Yes

Job Posting 11/12/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1800076Y

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.