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Zurich North America Commercial's Programs & Direct Markets Enters Agreement with Marsh to Provide Lawyers’ Professional Liability Program Coverage


Posted on 07 Jul 10

Zurich, a leading writer of program business in North America, today announced that insurance broker Marsh U.S. Consumer, a service of Seabury & Smith, Inc.*, is the new administrator for its Programs & Direct Markets’ lawyers' professional liability program. Marsh will be the administrator for attorneys in Conn., Maine, Mass., N.H., N.Y., Pa., R.I., and VT.

“For over 20 years Marsh has clearly demonstrated its knowledge in the lawyers’ professional liability segment and is a well-respected administrator for legal malpractice insurance to law firms of all sizes,” states Damiano Servidio, head of professional liability for Zurich's Programs & Direct Markets business unit. “Factors such as these, as well as Marsh’s excellent customer service, helped shape our decision to work with Marsh in these states.”

“Like Zurich, Marsh has an appreciation of the many issues lawyers face during these uncertain economic times. Even the best attorneys can make mistakes, and all attorneys are subject to unjustified or frivolous claims made against them,” Servidio said. “Attorneys covered under Zurich's professional liability program will have an opportunity to have a team of experienced claims specialists who can help handle a difficult situation with a client.”

“Marsh is pleased to be working with Zurich and looks forward to delivering superior service to Zurich and its participating attorneys for many years to come,” said Roy S. Lyons, managing director of Marsh.

Attorneys with Zurich-issued lawyers’ professional liability policies are encouraged to call 877-783-5434 to initiate the steps required to authorize the transfer of records to Marsh. Attorneys not currently accessing the Zurich-issued Professional Liability program can call the same number to learn how they can participate.

Agents can access additional program information by going to www.zprogramsmatch.com.

About Zurich

Zurich in North America is a part of Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich), an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and employs approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries, including more than 9,500 employees in North America.

Zurich was the first overseas insurer to enter the U.S. market in 1912. According to Highline Data LLC (NAIC 2008), Zurich in North America (www.zurichna.com) is the second-largest writer of commercial general liability insurance and the fourth-largest commercial property-casualty insurance company, serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. Zurich's risk engineering services in the United States are provided by Zurich Services Corporation.

About Marsh

Marsh is one of the world’s leading insurance brokers, providing benefits to affinity groups and professional organizations. More than 350 membership organizations rely on Marsh’s expertise and commitment to service when it comes to their insurance coverage. Marsh U.S. Consumer has been recognized for providing award-winning customer service.


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