Entry-Level Underwriter

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Job Description

The Underwriting team is responsible for providing underwriting support and direction to the sales management team and their marketing forces for the purpose of improving growth and profit opportunities for new and in-force commercial lines of insurance within assigned territories. The team performs various responsibilities centered on quality, communication and policy evaluation all in support of developing and maintaining a profitable book of business within the territories.

The Underwriting Analyst provides underwriting support and direction to sales management and their marketing forces for the purpose of improving growth and profit opportunities for new and in-force commercial lines of insurance within assigned territories. The Analyst builds and maintains agency relationships for the common purpose of providing extraordinary customer relationships while profitably growing a multi-line book of business.

Develop and Maintain a Profitable Book of Business

  • Reviews, analyzes, and prepares quotes, new business, endorsements, and renewals within referral guidelines for position
  • Prepares recommendations on referral files outside of authority

Support Quality, Production, and Service Level Agreement Goals

  • Work is within set parameters of quality and production standards, as applicable, and within agreed upon Service Level Agreements and state regulations

Communicates Information

  • Effectively communicates additional information needs, analysis process within eligibility guidelines, and decisions, to sales producers and management
  • Instructions are clear and within Best Practice adopted by organization

Assists in Formulation of Plans, Programs, Policies, and Procedures

  • Works with team to review plans, programs, policies, and procedures to ensure participation in continuous improvement efforts

Processes Information

  • Identifies unprofitable and problem risks/accounts and producers

Documents Information

  • File documentation is clear and within Best Practice adopted by organization

Job Qualifications

  • Experience
  • 3 years underwriting experience
  • College degree
  • General knowledge of:
  • Company organization, structure, operations, objectives, and performance
  • Insurance industry rules, regulations, and legal requirements
  • Familiarity of assigned territory, including competitive position and marketplace
  • Multi-line products
  • Physical, financial, and motor vehicle records reports
  • All rating plans
  • Financial/business/hazard/premium analysis
  • All underwriting/rating systems
  • Advanced knowledge of:
  • Computer programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

Advanced Working Skill/Ability

  • Effective written and oral communication, including presentations
  • Assimilate information and make decisions
  • Ability to make recommendations to guidelines, processes, and procedures to positively affect the top and bottom line of the organization
  • Resolve conflicts and solve problems
  • Use of tact/empathy/influence in dealing with agents, co-workers, etc.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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