In North America, Zurich (www.zurichna.com) is a leading commercial property and casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. 2012 marked Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees. Zurich first brought its knowledge and experience in workers' compensation insurance from Switzerland to America in 1912 to help its customers take intelligent risks and build the America known today.
Underwriters are responsible for underwriting and analyzing new and renewal business. They administer and monitor underwriting rules and guidelines, insurance laws and regulations and rate annual rules. An underwriter also develops, and manages a portfolio of business while maintaining relationships with brokers and existing customers. Underwriters investigate, recommend and lead product development efforts and participate on project and key initiatives. While the underwriter assures development and implementation of policy, they also significantly contribute to process improvement and technology innovation.