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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Zurich North America has signed on to become an industry partner with TechAssure, an association dedicated to advancing corporate insurance and risk management practices for companies with technology-related risks.

The agreement allows Zurich to more closely work with TechAssure members who comprise an international network of insurance brokers focused on technology risks. These brokers, in turn, can benefit from Zurich’s expertise in underwriting technology risks and its international capabilities.

“We are excited to welcome Zurich on board as a new sponsor of TechAssure,” said 2022 TechAssure Chairman Steve Appel. “Their international coverage scope speaks for itself and will be a welcome addition for all of our global members of TechAssure. We know that Zurich seeks to remain on the cutting edge with their technology offerings, and we appreciate their desire to partner with TechAssure to collaborate and seek our input into their product-development process. We look forward to a long-term TechAssure partnership with Zurich moving forward.”

As part of the agreement, Zurich will be able to provide educational content at annual gatherings of TechAssure members and may prepare seminars, webinars or other industry-related content for TechAssure to distribute to its members.

“We have worked directly with TechAssure for many years. While we already work with many of the TechAssure brokers, this agreement will allow us to collaborate with them on industry trends and obstacles they face when writing technology risks as well as working together to identify coverages and services that are needed,” said John Mizzi, Head of Industry Practices, U.S. Middle Market, for Zurich North America.

Zurich began building its U.S. Middle Market leadership team in late 2020 when it made several key appointments to its Underwriting and Industry Practices units. Among those appointees was Jon Zabikow, who joined Zurich as Head of Technology and Manufacturing and is responsible for building technology and manufacturing industry specialization and underwriting expertise.

“We feel really fortunate to be able to collaborate with TechAssure,” Zabikow said. “Personally, watching the growth they have had and the expertise that has accumulated within the organization is impressive. We see it as such a great opportunity to not only engage with their specialists on emerging product needs and exposure challenges, but more importantly to build strong relationships with the members across the country as we work together to support our shared customers.”

Zurich’s International Insurance solutions can help technology customers navigate a range of cross-border exposures. Zurich can provide local coverage, claims servicing and regulatory alignment to help multinational companies mitigate these risks.

About TechAssure

Established in 2000, TechAssure is an international not-for-profit association dedicated to advancing corporate insurance and risk management practices for companies with technology-related risks. The association is comprised of independent regional insurance brokers located across the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, Australia and India. For additional information on TechAssure, please visit

About Zurich North America

Zurich North America is one of the largest providers of insurance solutions and services to businesses and individuals. Our customers represent industries ranging from agriculture to technology. Zurich North America is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Read more at

Media contact:

David Hilgen

Zurich North America

(908) 303-4002

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