Posted on 14 Jul 2010
Zurich, a leading property and casualty insurance provider globally and in North America, has expanded its relationship with program administrator Artex Risk Solutions, Inc. to offer workers’ compensation insurance to temporary staffing companies, focusing on clerical, professional, medical professional and light industrial markets.
Artex has been a workers’ compensation program administrator with Zurich for more than 15 years, specializing in workers’ compensation for professional employer organizations (PEO).
Craig Fundum, president of Programs & Direct Markets for Zurich's North America Commercial business division said, “Our relationship with Artex Risk Solutions will combine Artex's extensive marketing force and knowledge in temporary staffing business with Zurich's underwriting capabilities.”
“In response to a declining economy, many temporary staffing firms have reduced in size over the past few years,” said Rosemarie Rogers, head of the workers' compensation segment in the Programs unit at Zurich. “This Temporary Staffing program will give customers an alternative to consider that may have been lacking previously.”
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 180 countries, including more than 9,500 employees in North America.