With offices in more than 50 countries, Zurich American Insurance Company provides insurance products and financial services to customers worldwide. The Zurich Insurance Company was founded in 1872 in Zurich, Switzerland. Originally a subsidiary of Schweiz Marine Insurance Company, its original focus was on marine reinsurance. Quitting the marine insurance business in 1880, Zurich separated from its parent company and started to write general liability and accident insurance. In 1912, Zurich became the first foreign insurance company to enter North America. Zurich North America began to provide commercial property-casualty insurance to businesses. Zurich Financial Services was born in 1998 when the Zurich Insurance Company merged with Allied Zurich p.l.c.. The dual holding company structure simplified its name in 2000 to simply, “Zurich Financial Services.” It is now one of the largest international insurers of businesses policies.
Zurich Insurance Services has its main headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich North America, a subsidiary of Zurich Insurance Services, holds its main headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. With over 60,000 employees in more than 170 countries, Zurich North America offers a wide range of business products and financial serves, including:
- Commercial property.
- Accident and health.
- General liability.
- Professional liability.
- Workers compensation.
- Mutual funds.
- Builders risk.
- Alternative energy.
- Special casualty.
Zurich HelpPoint is a customer service offering clarification and assistance to policyholders 24/7. HelpPoint focuses on the individual needs of each business. It offers literature on marketing, tools for risk management and risk consultation. Management on environmental risk is also offered through the HelpPoint service. HelpPoint is available via e-mail or through the Zurich North America website.
Zurich Insurance Services provides business of all sizes with consultation on topics such as choosing an insurance carrier, what to do in case of a system security breach and managing an environment for older team members. Webinars and on demand videos are available for advice on common business topics.
Industry specific solutions
An extensive workforce and a long list of insurance products allow Zurich Insurance Company to provide industry specific insurance. Policyholders can choose industry specific coverage including the automotive, energy, healthcare and financial industries. All industry specific solutions are customized by an independent broker or agent.
Insurance solutions for corporate businesses are available from Zurich Insurance Services. Risk management programs are customized according to industry and task. Zurich focuses on building a strong relationship with each and every business to fully understand its needs. Corporate risk management solutions are available globally.
The U.S. corporate headquarters of Zurich Insurance Services are located at:
1400 American Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60196
For more information on Zurich Insurance Services call toll-free at (800)382-2150.