Zurich NA Claims Counsel, Construction/Contract Surety Claims in Virtual, United States

Claims Counsel, Construction/Contract Surety Claims

Description

Zurich is seeking an experienced claims professional to join a seasoned team, and contribute their subject matter expertise to the handling of a diverse caseload of construction/contract surety claims.

In this role, you will manage a caseload of moderate to high complexity claims from start through settlement and resolution, and within specific authority limits. You will also ensure that claims are handled in the most efficient and effective manner to deliver on Zurich’s claims best practices and commitment to customer-centricity. You will have an opportunity to develop strong partnerships that include extensive communications and interactions with principals, brokers and other internal business unit contacts.

Primary accountabilities include:

  • Analyzing coverage, liability and damages

  • Participating in mediations and negotiating settlements

  • Drafting coverage and denial letters, underwriter notification of claim issues, etc.

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

  • Directing activities of defense counsel

This is a virtual position so you will have a home-based office.

You will be required to travel at least 25%.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Claims or Litigation area that includes construction/contract surety claimsOR

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims or Litigation area that includes construction/contract surety claimsOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims or Litigation area that includes construction/contract surety claimsOR

  • Zurich approved Apprenticeship program including an Associate Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims Handling area within the Insurance industry and includes construction/contract surety claimsAND

  • Must obtain and maintain required adjuster license(s)

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

  • Negotiation experience

  • Customer service experience

  • Microsoft Office experience

  • Must be willing and able to travel 25 % as needed by the business

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of experience in construction/contract surety claims

  • Analytical skills

  • Strong math and finance skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Organization and time management skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Experience collaborating across work groups

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-Virtual-Virtual

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 11/02/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180008VP

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.