27 October 2012

Zurich in North America to add 68 jobs to its Colorado Springs Care Center

Schaumburg, Ill. - 23 October 2012 – Zurich in North America (ZNA), a leading property and casualty insurance provider globally and in North America, today announced that it will boost its presence in Colorado Springs by adding 68 jobs to its Colorado Springs Care Center. The move will bring the total count of Zurich employees in Colorado Springs to more than 150. 

“This is great news for our Care Center,” said Jack Dawson, ZNA’s Care Center Director. “This change affirms Zurich’s commitment to our customers, as expanding our Zurich employee base will enable us to continue delivering a high level of customer service, professionalism, quality, and efficiency.”

The Colorado Springs Care Center quickly grew from eight individuals handling about twenty calls per week in 1995 to an award-winning Care Center. Fifty-five Zurich employees currently occupy the Zurich-owned and operated Care Center. 

Dawson said the added value to the Colorado Springs area is evident not only by the addition of these jobs, but also by the demonstrated commitment of Zurich employees in the area to the community through volunteer work with local schools and charitable organizations.

“For 100 years, Zurich has been a leading company in the U.S. insurance industry and Zurich’s expanded presence in Colorado Springs will help it drive forward during the next century of the company’s growth,” said Dan Franzetti, head of Claims Technical Shared Services, Zurich North America Commercial.

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. 

In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. Life insurance offered in the United States is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life insurance company. 2012 marks Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees. 

Source: Zurich