Zurich in North America, part of Zurich Financial Services Group, has been selected by UHC, an alliance of 113 academic medical centers and 254 of their affiliated hospitals in the US, for professional medical and general liability insurance.

UHC said, Zurich offers a unique combination of coverage features and risk services at competitive rates, providing significant value for its academic medical center members and their affiliated hospitals.

Zurich in North America senior vice president and head of healthcare Leo Carroll said alignment with UHC provides a special opportunity to form collaborations and deliver service to the academic health care segment.

Zurich in North America is a provider of commercial general liability insurance and commercial property-casualty insurance company, serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties, and programs sectors.

UHC offers its members specific programs and services to improve clinical, operational, financial, and patient safety performance.