Zurich North America News

Zurich North America Forms Captive Insurance Company in Vermont

Zurich North America has selected Vermont as the domicile for a new sponsored cell captive company, according to the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation. The captive, Hoplite Reinsurance Company of Vermont, is Vermont’s 1,052nd license. “We are delighted that Zurich …

Zurich Names Horgan CEO of Global Corporate Business in North America

Zurich announced that Paul Horgan, previously head of Group Reinsurance, has been appointed CEO of Zurich’s Global Corporate in North America (GCiNA) business effective immediately. As CEO, Horgan is now accountable for the direction, management and performance of GCiNA, a …

Blue River Underwriters Adds Experienced Leadership to Auto Dealers and USL&H Programs

        Pictured left to right: Michael Mahoney and Susan Doyle Atlanta, GA, August 19 2015 — As part of the growth plans for its Auto Dealer and United States Longshoreman & Harbor Workers Act (USL&H) insurance programs, Blue …

Illinois’ Harper College to Host Zurich’s Apprenticeship Program

A global insurance company is teaming up with a Chicago-area community college to create what they believe is the first-of-its-kind insurance apprenticeship program in the United States and one they hope will become an industry standard in this country for …

Zurich North America Appoints McCafferty Head of Group Captives

Schaumburg, Ill.-based Zurich North America has appointed Terry McCafferty as head of group captives, a key strategic business unit of Programs & Direct Markets. In his new role, effective Feb. 1, McCafferty will be responsible for the operational management of …

Zurich North America Names Shults as South Regional Executive

Commercial insurer Zurich North America has named Mark Shults regional executive for the South in marketing, distribution and regional management. His office is in Atlanta. In his new role, Shults will lead the Zurich Regional Leadership Team in achieving profitability …

Blue River Underwriters D. Scott Tramel and John Searles Launch USL&H and Maritime Employers Liability Insurance Program

KENNESAW, GA, November 6, 2014 — Blue River Underwriters, a division of Breckenridge Insurance Group, has introduced a new United States Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Act (USL&H) and Maritime Employers Liability (MEL) Insurance Program with Zurich in North America, an A.M. …

Zurich Employees Volunteering for Home Rebuild Program in New York

Zurich North America said its employee volunteers will join St. Bernard Project, a nonprofit disaster recovery group based in New Orleans, for an around-the-clock, 24-hour home rebuilding project in Rockaway, New York, on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Volunteers …

Hart Named Midwest Region Executive at Zurich North America

Zurich North America announced that Sabrina Hart has been named as regional executive for the Midwest region in marketing, distribution and regional management (MD&RM), effective Oct. 16. Hart’s office will be in Chicago. Hart will lead the Zurich regional leadership …

Zurich NA Names Cooper Regional Leader for Commercial Markets

Commercial property and casualty insurer Zurich North America, named Marcus Cooper is now the commercial markets regional leader for the South. He is based at Zurich’s North America headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Cooper is responsible for driving the Zurich growth …