Zurich in North America, a part of Zurich Financial Services Group, has partnered with wholesale insurance broker AmWINS Group Benefits to expand its accident and health (A&H) business.

Zurich has said that this is the second relationship, that has formalized to further its growth plan in the program A&H space.

Previously, Zurich has written A&H insurance through corporate markets and other non-program approaches but recently launched the Mass Consumer Markets group to focus on affinity business to its programs area.

Zurich North America Commercial Programs and Direct Markets head Craig Fundum said, the strong relationships AmWINS has established in the affinity market make them one of the largest and most diversified wholesale insurance distributors in the country.

AmWINS Group Benefits president Sam Fleet said, working with Zurich is key to diversifying the company’s portfolio.