Jim Bredbeck is Vice President and Underwriter on the North America Underwriting Team.
Jim has over thirty years of experience in the life insurance industry. He started his career as an underwriter at Nationwide Life Insurance in Columbus, OH. While at Nationwide Jim was trained in individual life, health and disability income underwriting. He spent the next several years with other direct companies and started his reinsurance career in 1998 with the former Lincoln Re. Following the merger with Swiss Re, he served as a lead underwriter in the Underwriting Services Department. He then spent four years in Swiss Re's Claims Department, reviewing large and contestable claims and performing external client audits. In 2010 he returned to facultative underwriting. Jim has given presentations to individual clients and regional underwriting associations on topics as diverse as financial underwriting, preferred criteria guides, foreign travel and residency, reinsurance contracts and review of contestable claims.
He is past President of the Indiana Home Office Underwriter's Association (IHOUA) after having served the same organization as Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. He is also Swiss Re's liaison to the Chicago Underwriters Association (CUA) and is involved with sponsoring their events.
He has lived in the Phoenix, AZ area for the past several years and enjoys biking, yoga, travel, music, golf and watching college football.