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Zenith Insurance Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.  Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited is a financial services holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and investment management. Fairfax’s corporate objective is to achieve a high rate of return on invested capital and build long-term shareholder value.  For more information please visit www.fairfax.ca and www.hwic.ca

Zenith Insurance Company is a specialty property-casualty insurance organization with headquarters in Woodland Hills, California and offices throughout the country.   We are experts in the area of workers’ compensation insurance and property and casualty coverage for the California agricultural industry.  

Florida Claims Legal Operation

Zenith’s in-house counsel operation has attorneys based in 3 offices in Florida – Sarasota, Orlando and Hollywood.   Zenith staff counsel represent Zenith in litigated workers’ compensation claims in approximately 90% of claims filed against Zenith.  A small number of files are referred to fee based law firms (outside counsel) in the Panhandle of Florida, where the distance to travel from a Zenith office makes it ineffective for staff counsel to handle those claims.  Other circumstances where outside counsel is assigned include conflict cases and upon insured direction.

Recent appellate and Supreme Court opinions have drastically changed the legal environment in Florida as Claimants’ attorneys can earn higher fees by increasing litigation.  Zenith’s competitive advantage over other insurance companies is magnified in this environment by timely and accurate analysis of fee and litigation data.  We want to use this data that differentiates us from the competition as a marketing tool with our agents and prospective insureds.

Job Description

The Claims Legal Data Analyst will gather legal and claims data from Zenith, the Department of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), and other external sources; organize and record the data; and assist in interpreting trends in litigation and claims.  The analyst will also help determine the capabilities of the DOAH database and suggest ways to use the data maintained by DOAH on a regular basis in the future.  Similarly, the analyst will become familiar with Zenith’s capabilities to use internal claims data to recognize trends in claims and litigation.  The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and statistical skills, a high proficiency in Excel, and a creative and inquisitive mind.

Assignments would include:

  • Obtain and manipulate claim and attorney fee spend data from Zenith on a regular basis
  • Obtain and manipulate attorney fee data from DOAH
  • Obtain industry wide claim and attorney fee data for comparison
  • Compare and analyze attorney fee data from both sources
  • Assist with creating data driven marketing materials to drive home the “Zenith Difference”

Participants with knowledge, interest, and some experience in the areas listed would best match our need:

  • Data accumulation and manipulation
  •  Analyzing data
  •  Creating data driven marketing tools

Required Skills:

  • Fair and friendly approach
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical focus
  • Self-motivation
  • High-achieving
  • Strong academic performance

Preferred Programs

  • Excel
  • Word
  • Power Point


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