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Commercial Large Loss General Adjuster - East Coast


Zurich is currently looking for a Commercial Large Loss General Adjuster - East Coast.


This position may work out of one of the following North American offices:  Schaumberg, IL, handling single and multi-party personal or commercial line claims of moderate to high exposure and complexity within specific authority limits, to ensure that claims are handled in the most efficient, effective way while delivering a customer-centric claims service.


Job Accountabilities:

  • Document claims file by accurately capturing and updating claims data/information in compliance with best practices for single and multi-party personal or commercial line claims of moderate to high exposure and complexity.
  • Exercise judgment to determine liability by gathering and analyzing relevant facts; utilizing applicable law; establishing basic principles of negligence.
  • Exercise judgment to determine policy verification and coverage determination by analyzing applicable coverage for claims and determining whether the loss falls within the coverage.
  • Work to have a timely resolution to claims by developing case strategy; developing a case evaluation; escalating issues as appropriate.
  • Establish timely reserves and perform ongoing review throughout claims cycle within authority limit by estimating and validating value of claims.
  • Assess damages by calculating applicable damages or range of damages allowed by law.
  • Negotiate settlement of claim by establishing appropriate negotiation strategy and utilizing available tools and resources within authority limits.
  • Meet quality standards by following best practices
  • Lead a team of claims handling specialists to develop and implement business processes and manage performance across all activities in order to achieve business objectives and continuously improve performance.
  • Translate business objectives into clearly defined business cases, costs or schedules in order to support the achievement of claims.
  • Monitor and control allocated human and material resources assigned to project work, maintaining financial and progress forecasting in order to ensure projects are delivered according to schedule and within budget.
  • Supervise and quality-assure the drafting of key claims handling policy documents to ensure full compliance to the organization's rules and regulations governing transactions.
  • Oversee compliance with claims policies, procedures, systems and processes across multiple countries/Line of Business to protect the organization's interests.
  • Analyze key themes from a wide range of data sources in order to identify trends and areas for business improvement providing potential solutions.
  • Contribute to the development of process and lead the implementation of systems and process improvements in claims handling.
  • Provide technical guidance and recommendations as a subject matter expert in order to support the resolution of the most complex customer cases and develop precedents to improve customer service.
  • Manage key internal and external stakeholder relationships across the organization in order to ensure colleagues are informed on relevant issues.


Additional responsibilities will include:

  • May participate in customer marketing efforts.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims and/ or Litigation        Management area.
  • Juris Doctor and 2 or more years of experience in the Claims and/ or Litigation Management area.
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice, including an Associate Degree with 6 or more years of experience in the Claims and/ or Litigation Management area.
  • Completion of Zurich Claims Training Program and 6 or more years of experience in the Claims and/ or Litigation Management area.
  • High School Diploma Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Claims and/ or Litigation Management area.
  • Must obtain and maintain required adjuster license(s)
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • Knowledge of insurance regulations, markets and products


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritization skills
  • Experience collaborating in a team environment and building cross functional working relationships
  • Proactively shares and promotes sharing of insights
  • Ability to gather unique perspectives from other teams/functions to optimize outcomes.
  • Understands, analyzes, and applies the component parts of an insurance policy for complex claims
  • Ability to follow reserving process for indemnity and expense in analyzing the potential exposure of complex claims
  • Ability to determine the scope and exposure for complex claims
  • Ability to leverage trend and relationships to provide high-quality customer service
  • Well-versed in identifying, understanding and explaining complex financial and/or actuarial trends/concepts.
  • Ability to effectively communicate coverage determinations to customers/clients/brokers for complex claims
  • Ability to direct counsel on an ongoing basis to guide the course of complex litigation and settlement strategies

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 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 - Schaumburg

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time


Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MM1 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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