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Zurich North America

Zurich expands precision ag services through John Deere connection

17th June 2021

Zurich North America’s crop insurance business has connected to farm data management software John Deere Operations Center, through John Deere's API Services. The connection expands Rural Community Insurance Services’ (RCIS) existing precision agriculture offerings and allows its insureds to electronically connect their field data to RCIS systems for a more seamless, ... Read the full article

Zurich names new Head of Strategy, Innovation & Business Development, NA

7th June 2021

Global insurer Zurich has appointed Neeren Chauhan as Head of Strategy, Innovation & Business Development for Zurich North America. Chauhan joins Zurich after serving as Vice President, Distribution Transformation and Market Share Growth for Allstate Insurance Company. He brings over twenty years of global leadership experience across Asia, Europe, and North America. Chauhan ... Read the full article

Zurich North America launches new risk service

3rd February 2021

Zurich North America, a division of Zurich Insurance Group, has launched a new risk services unit in the US intended to provide businesses with advisory services, solutions and tools. In the US it will include the risk engineering team and make services available to both current Zurich customers, as well as ... Read the full article

Zurich NA launches construction weather parametric insurance

6th January 2021

Zurich North America has launched a Construction Weather Parametric Insurance product for project owners and contractors, due to the growth of severe weather events in the US. The insurer's Construction Weather Parametric policy differs from traditional policies such as Builders Risk, as it doesn't require physical loss or damage for a ... Read the full article

Zurich NA appoints Chubb’s Alexander Wells to lead US Middle Market unit

1st May 2020

Zurich North America, part of Zurich Insurance Group, has named Alexander Wells as U.S. Head of Middle Market, effective May 11th, 2020. In his new role, Wells will report directly to Zurich North America Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kathleen Savio, and takes responsibility for the strategic management and development of the ... Read the full article

Marsh collaborates with Zurich NA on pet insurance program

9th October 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Marsh has announced the launch of a new pet insurance program for cats and dogs in the US, to be underwritten by Zurich North America. The program, called TrustedPals, is backed by Marsh’s Bluestream platform and will offer insurance with flexible co-payments, limits and deductibles. A self-service feature driven ... Read the full article

Enstar completes $500mn reinsurance transaction with Zurich NA

2nd October 2019

Bermuda domiciled re/insurance, run-off and legacy specialist Enstar Group, has announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries has completed a transaction to reinsure a book of US asbestos and environmental liability insurance portfolios of Zurich North America. The transaction, which saw Enstar's subsidiary assume gross insurance reserves of roughly $500 million ... Read the full article

Zurich NA, Wright to launch residential private flood insurance

28th August 2019

The North American arm of global insurer Zurich is partnering with flood insurer Wright National on a stand-alone product, due to launch in Florida on September 3, called Zurich Residential Private Flood Insurance With plans to expand coverage to 11 additional states in the future, the product allows property owners to ... Read the full article

Zurich acquires U.S insurtech firm Sea Pine Technologies

26th February 2019

Zurich North America has acquired 100% ownership of Sea Pine Technologies, a U.S insurtech firm that specialises in developing digital applications for the marketing of vehicle protection products. The insurer said the move would enable it to further expand its automotive Finance & Insurance (F&I) products and services for auto dealers ... Read the full article

Zurich North America appoints Paul Lavelle as Chief Claims Officer

24th August 2018

Zurich North America has appointed Paul Lavelle as its new Chief Claims Officer, succeeding Steve Hatch as of September 4, who announced his retirement earlier in August. Lavelle joins Zurich from Allied World Assurance Company, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, North America Claims Operations. He was also the ... Read the full article

Zurich NA names Deirdre Manna Head of Government & Industry Affairs

17th July 2018

Zurich North America, a division of Zurich Insurance Group, has appointed Deirdre Manna as Head of Government & Industry Affairs. Manna undertook the role on July 9 and will be leading Zurich’s engagement with elected officials at the state and federal level on public policy issues that may impact the company’s ... Read the full article

Zurich appoints Lillian Labbat to head of U.S. Trade Credit & Political Risk unit

2nd February 2018

Zurich North America has announced the appointment of Lillian Labbat as head of the Trade Credit & Political Risk unit within Specialty Products in North America Commercial Insurance, with immediate effect.  In her New York based role, Labbat  will assume responsibility for the political risk and single risk trade credit underwriting teams ... Read the full article

David Putz named as head of Zurich North America Alternative Markets

8th November 2017

Zurich North America has named David Putz as head of Alternative Markets with effect from January 1, 2018, set to succeed Kathleen Savio who will transition lead the firm as Zurich North America Chief Executive Officer. The promotion comes after Putz held leadership positions throughout Zurich North America for over than ... Read the full article

Kathleen Savio to replace Mike Foley as CEO of Zurich North America

21st September 2017

Mike Foley, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zurich North America, a division of Zurich Insurance Group, is to retire from the company and be replaced by Kathleen Savio. Savio is currently President of Zurich North America's Alternative Markets division, and the change is effective January 1st, 2018. She assumed her current ... Read the full article

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