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Argo Group

Construction Underwriting Assistant

3+ months agoScottsdale, AZ

JOB TITLE: Assistant - Underwriting


REPORTS TO: Supervisor

JOB PURPOSE: To provide support and assistance to the overall underwriting function through customer service, processing of various underwriting transactions, data research and analysis.


  • Analyze and negotiate complex endorsement requests and handle within established service standards.

  • Assist with triage of submissions to determine risk selection acceptability including processing declinations or identify and/or obtain essential information required for quoting purposes.

  • Conduct underwriting file analysis, including identifying forms and endorsements used in policy construction.

  • Assist underwriters in carrying out their essential duties and responsibilities to enhance the overall performance of the division through utilization of systems and guidelines as provided.

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with underwriters, customers and business partners to provide high quality service to clients.

  • Issue binders, polices and endorsements

  • Interact with brokers to assist with follow up for underlying information, subjectivities as well as addressing account inquiries.

  • Thorough review and analysis of inspection reports including follow up with brokers on observations that affect coverage implications.

  • Thorough review, analysis and processing of premium audits including dispute resolutions.

  • Other duties as assigned.


    • High school diploma or equivalent; college course work or degree from an accredited university preferred.

    • General knowledge of commercial insurance is beneficial

    • Must be able to function effectively in a time sensitive and high-volume environment.

    • Flexible and adaptable to changing direction, adjusting priorities and/or work on multiple tasks simultaneously.

    • Able to work autonomously in a fast paced, production-oriented environment.

    • Analytical ability.

    • Strong oral/written communication skills.

    • Ability to maintain a positive working relationship with agent/broker workforce.

    • Must display a professional demeanor and excellent customer service skills.

    • Math proficiency.

    • Detail-oriented with initiative and ability to work in fast-paced environment.

    • Ability to work in a team environment.

    • Proficient in the use of computer programs, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

    In addition, you will share in those core values which are key to our success; having courage to do the right thing, inspiration/innovation/creativity, harnessing the potential of all individuals and sharing a commitment to excellence.

    What will we provide to you?

    • An opportunity to be your best and work with talented and inventive professionals at a Company Forbes magazine named to its list of America's 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies for the last two years and that A.M. Best has rated an 'A' (Excellent) for 13 consecutive years.

    • An attractive Total Rewards package that includes:

      • Base pay and profit sharing.

      • Comprehensive benefits designed to protect and enhance your life and your dependents' lives by way of health and wellness plans, life insurance, a matching 401(k) Plan, generous PTO and an opportunity to become a shareholder at a 15% discount.

    • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that helps us focus on continuous learning and which, by the way, got us named in Training magazine as one of the 2017 Training Top 125 Companies!

    • Opportunities to support your local community though various outreach programs or by matching your gift to charitable causes by 150%.

    • An Employee Referral program, that resulted in 30% of all new hires last year.

    If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400.

    PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position

    To all recruitment agencies: Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees. Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

    Applicants: For the most convenient application experience, please use the "Apply with LinkedIn" button. If manually entering, only include your most recent or relevant job information needed for this role. For either method, please attach your most current resume. Additional job history may be obtained if selected for the interview process.

    Job ID: Argo-R0002870
    Employment Type: Other