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 Underwriter / Sr. Underwriter - Towson, Maryland, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company 
Hiring entity type: Insurance 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: 401(k) -
Health Insurance -
Paid Vacation -
 
Relocation: No relocation assistance provided 
Position functions: Insurance
Other
 
Travel: Minimal 
Accept candidates: in same state/locale 
Languages: English - Fluent
Spanish - Conversational
 
Minimum education: Bachelor Degree 
Minimum years experience:
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Virtual interview questions: No questions which require answers when applying for this job posting.
Job code: / Latpro-3664872 
Date posted: Feb-15-2019
State, Zip: Maryland, 21286

Description

Develop and analyze underwriting data to determine if risks meet company-underwriting standards within an assigned territory. Develop and achieve Agency Business plans relative to expected new business growth and renewal retention. Interact with policyholders and/or agents to ensure proper pricing, growth, profitability, and adherence to company policies and procedures.



Requirements

POSITION SUMMARY FOR UNDERWRITER:

Develop and analyze underwriting data to determine if risks meet company-underwriting standards within an assigned territory. Develop and achieve Agency Business plans relative to expected new business growth and renewal retention. Interact with policyholders and/or agents to ensure proper pricing, growth, profitability, and adherence to company policies and procedures.

POSITION SUMMARY FOR SR. UNDERWRITER:

Develop and analyze underwriting data to determine if risks meet company underwriting standards within an assigned territory. Assist department management with special projects. Serve as Mentor to others within the department.
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR UNDERWRITER:

- Perform underwriting activities and risk selection process in accordance with company policies and letter of authority.
- Develop and achieve Agency Business Plans regarding new premium growth and renewal retention for assigned agencies.
- Accountable for risk selection, pricing, and file documentation within assigned territory.
- Develop acceptance/rejection, and pricing recommendations on accounts that exceed delegated authority.
- Accountable for achievement of overall loss ratio, pricing, premium and service objectives as established in company/department business plans.
- Actively supports Company Strategies and Departmental Goals.
- Provides timely and accurate information to management regarding status of individual territory.
- Maintain, monitor, and manage assigned book of business utilizing reports or other methods as provided or necessary.
- Conduct agency/customer visits to develop and maintain relationships, resolve issues, generate profitable new business and retain profitable existing accounts.
- Assists in Underwriting audits and management reviews.
- Proactively anticipate and satisfy the needs of internal and external customers by providing superior customer service.




DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SR. UNDERWRITER:

- Perform underwriting activities and risk selection process in accordance with company policies and letter of authority.
- Accountable for risk selection, pricing, and file documentation within assigned territory.
- Develop and achieve Agency Business Plans regarding new premium growth and renewal retention for assigned agencies.
- Interact with policyholders and/or agents to ensure proper pricing, growth, profitability and adherence to company policies and procedures.
- Develop acceptance/rejection and pricing recommendations on accounts that exceed delegated authority.
- Provide authority to underwriters and associate underwriters for risks that are outside their delegated authority.
- Accountable for achievement of overall loss ratio, pricing, premium and service objectives as established in company/department business plans.
- Actively support Company Strategies and Departmental Goals.
- Provide timely and accurate information to management regarding status of individual territory.
- Maintain, monitor, and manage assigned book of business utilizing reports or other methods as provided or necessary.
- Conduct agency/customer visits to develop and maintain relationships, resolve issues, generate profitable new business and retains profitable existing accounts.
- Proactively anticipate and satisfy the needs of internal and external customers by providing superior customer service.
- Actively work to design solutions to identified or perceived problems.
- Assist in Underwriting audits and management reviews.
- Keep abreast of the competition, their products, philosophies, distribution systems, and market trends, and communicate such information within the organization.
- Assist supervisors and management on projects or other duties as assigned.
- Provide training / mentoring and orientation to Associate Underwriters and Underwriters, as well as, others within the organization.
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SKILLS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERWRITER:

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent industry experience required.
- 3 to 5 years of related commercial underwriting experience to include Workers’ Compensation.
- Bilingual skills preferred.
- Active pursuit of professional industry certifications / designations CPCU, WCP, AU etc.)
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Basic Computer Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook)
- High level of independence and organization

SKILLS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE FOR SR. UNDERWRITER:

- A Bachelor’s degree is required. Industry Experience may be considered as equivalent to this education requirement in conjunction with earned industry professional designations or certifications.
- Required industry related professional designations or certifications. (CPCU, WCP, AU etc.)
- 5 to 8 years of related commercial underwriting experience to include WC Insurance.
- General PC skills. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office)
- Bilingual skills preferred.
- Demonstrate technical / industry expertise through knowledge, education and application.
- Demonstrated ability to consistently make sound underwriting decisions on complex or unusual issues.
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POSITIONAL COMPETENCIES:

? Bias for Action
? Knowledge Sharing
? Deliver Results ? Service and Sales Excellence
? Personal Leadership
? Teamwork and Communication
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required, which includes close vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
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WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Office Environment. The noise level is usually moderate.