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Kansas City, MO, US Schaumburg, IL, US

Senior Claims Expert, VP (Hybrid Work Model)


About the Role

We are looking for a high-performing claims expert to manage a complex portfolio of direct insurance and reinsurance claims involving asbestos, environmental, health hazard, abuse and other latent exposures- both domestic and foreign. The successful candidate will have an aptitude to develop and execute strategies to effectively and efficiently manage complex, multi-party claims and litigation. The ideal candidate will have 10+years experience successfully handling latent claims.



About the Team


  • Manage resolution of multi-line direct insurance and reinsurance claims for 50+ Swiss Re entities on a variety of legacy paper including primary, umbrella and excess CGL, D&O, Work Comp/Part B, Marine, ISO, Manuscript, London Forms, Bermuda Forms – domestic and foreign – and many types of claims.
  • Provide meaningful case and coverage analysis for insurance policies and reinsurance contracts and establishment of appropriate case reserves.
  • Craft language for Coverage in Place Agreements, Tolling agreements, Mediation/Arbitration briefs and other agreements.
  • Create and manage cost-effective litigation budgets.
  • Identify and provide analysis of trends and potential large exposures to internal stakeholders.
  • Author timely, appropriate positional coverage letters to policyholders and reinsureds/cedents while protecting company's interests and reputation.
  • Formulate and execute case management and litigation strategies.
  • Interface with senior management, underwriting, client markets and actuarial to provide valuable insights on portfolio.
  • Assist in formulating, developing and implementing reinsurance account management and disposition strategy.
  • Comply with company reporting, risk, and governance requirements and all legal and regulatory requirements – domestic and foreign (LPE).
  • Act as designated 30(b)6 witness for purposes of testifying (depositions, affidavits, trials).
  • Participate in audits and provide insight on appropriate reserving to assist deal team in pricing.



About You


  • Ability and passion to manage a complex portfolio with critical analysis and innovative strategical thought.
  • Ability to create a Performance Culture within the team that fosters a spirit of innovation and continuous improvement. 
  • Talent in cross-collaboration with other areas of the company.
  • At least ten years of claims or legal experience, including significant experience in handling latent direct insurance claims.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with capability of communicating with policyholders, lawyers, mediators, and senior management internally.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively triage many competing interests.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities.
  • Technology proficiency – Word, Excel, various claims systems, and the ability and willingness to learn new systems.
  • Ability to identify areas of improvement, and a passion for implementing those


The preferred location for this position is either our Kansas City, MO or our Schaumburg, IL office; but can be remote, however only if the candidate is not located in proximity of any of our offices.




About Swiss Re


Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.

Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, it is our responsibility to help keep our employees, customers, partners and communities healthy and safe.  SwissRe will require all candidates interviewing in person in Canada to provide evidence of vaccination when arriving at our offices. 


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Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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