Swiss-based insurer Zurich Financial Services has launched a new underwriting guide in a bid to simplify the current complexities surrounding the underwriting process.

<p>The new guide, aimed at intermediaries, is designed to increase the understanding of Zurich&#0039;s approach to underwriting, in addition to ensuring intermediaries are well equipped to explain the underwriting process to their clients. <br /><br />Issues addressed in the new authoritative guide, which is available online, include key factors affecting risk assessment, medical definitions and hazard pursuits classifications, among others. <br /><br />We recognize that the underwriting process can seem quite daunting at first to both intermediaries and their clients, commented Phil Brown, director of underwriting and claims at Zurich. That&#0039;s why we have produced this comprehensive guide which will give intermediaries greater insight into Zurich&#0039;s underwriting process and help simplify the application process, making it easier for intermediaries to do business with us.<br /><br />Furthermore, the guide provides intermediaries with practical tips to help them with the application process, such as the appropriate method to submit medical information, as well as a requirements checklist to ensure additional evidence is submitted correctly. <br /><br />This is the latest in a number of guides Zurich has produced to support intermediaries and advisers in explaining key information to their clients.</p>