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Zurich NA Environmental Claims Professional in Schaumburg, Illinois

Environmental Claims Professional

Description

Zurich is currently seeking a Claims Professional to join our Latent & Environmental team in Schaumburg. This is an opportunity to apply your commercial claims subject matter expertise from larger exposure and complex coverages, and litigated matters from policies/lines such as general liability, product liability or professional liability.

At Zurich, the Latent & Environmental Claims organization is dedicated to helping our customers resolve toxic tort, latent injury, class action, product liability and pollution losses. As a member of our team, you will manage a claims caseload from assignment through resolution, with moderate direction from your team manager and Claims executives. At this level, you will provide technical claims service on primarily litigated claims of moderate to high exposure and complexity under general liability, excess, and other coverages. This requires significant policy interpretation and coverage analysis; retention and management of counsel and other vendors; collaboration with internal and external contacts, including underwriters, customers, and brokers; negotiation and claim resolution; and management of all communications and reporting associated with the life of a claim.

Some business travel (5-10%) may be required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Claims and Litigation area, including general liability claims and/or civil litigation and/or insurance defenseOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims and Litigation area, including general liability claims and/or civil litigation and/or insurance defenseOR

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associates Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Claims and Litigation area, including general liability claims and/or civil litigation and/or insurance defenseAND

  • Must obtain and maintain required adjuster license(s)

  • Microsoft Office Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)

  • 3 or more years of experience in claim handling and/or insurance defense that includes environmental, pollution, coverage, or toxic tort litigation

  • Negotiation experience

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to a changing environment

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to collaborate across work groups

  • Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims, and the insurance legal and regulatory environment

  • Knowledge of claims handling or insurance legal statutes and procedures

  • Customer service experience

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

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.

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 09/29/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200005IF

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.

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