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Commercial Lines Underwriter

Company name
Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group.

Location
Irving, TX, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Insurance, Underwriting

Posted on
Nov 17, 2022

Valid Through
Mar 02, 2023

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Company Details

Union Standard Insurance Group offers commercial property and casualty products and services through independent agents in Arizona, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. We maintain a strong local presence in each of our markets, keeping underwriting and support close to the customer.Now more than ever, financial strength is critical to a successful, long term insurance relationship. Union Standard is a member company of W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, whose insurance company subsidiaries are rated A (Superior) by A.M. Best.  #LI-hybrid
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.
 
This role will be based in our Irving, TX office.  We offer a hybrid work schedule with 3 days in the office; and 2 days remote where it makes sense to do so.
Responsibilities
As a Commercial Lines Underwriter, you'll be responsible for the management and growth of an assigned book of business and acquisition of new business. You'll evaluate acceptability of individual risks and determine terms, condition and pricing to achieve company profit objectives. You'll work with agents/brokers to develop productive and profitable relationships and to ensure compliance with company underwriting guidelines. We'll also trust you to lead by example and provide guidance to less experienced underwriters.
 
We'll count on you to: 

Underwrite new business by reviewing the application for acceptability, requesting additional information, if necessary, and accepting or rejecting risks in conformance with company guidelines.
Underwrite within authority set forth by Commercial Lines Vice President and within confines of company's reinsurance treaties and corresponds with agency to collect additional information.
Underwrite renewal business by reviewing insured's file, producing agency's experience, nature and frequency of losses, loss control surveys, motor vehicle reports, and prior carrier loss experience.
Assist Commercial Lines Vice President in development of new products, pricing, or coverage\u2019s needed.
Develop productive and profitable relationships with agents/brokers.
Maintain an established loss ratio.
Meet established production goals and delivers timely service.
Serve as the staff liaison for the assigned line in disseminating line updates and developing staff.
Travel within the assigned territory to facilitate customer development and relationship through agency visitation and prospect calls.
Pursue a program of continuing education by participating in industry sponsored and company sponsored educational courses.

Qualifications

Bachelors degree and/or equivalent industry experience
Minimum 3-5 years commercial lines underwriting experience 
Demonstrated ability to develop a profitable commercial lines book of business
Excellent critical thinking skills to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Staying abreast of industry changes and government regulations. 
Effective communication skills - written and verbal
Strong presentation skills to educate and influence variety of stakeholders from groups of managers, employees, agents, to  vendors
Strong quantitative and analystical proficiency
Excellent relationship management skills to engage business contacts, colleagues, agency contacts, and the general public
Must be fully vaccinated and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19*, unless prohibited by law

Additional Company DetailsWe do not accept unsolicited resumes from third party recruiting agencies or firms. The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees.
Additional Requirements*Per the CDC, fully vaccinated means at least 2 weeks after (1) a second dose in a 2-dose series, or (2) a single-dose vaccine, and this status and definition applies to COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized for emergency use or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Company info

Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group.
Website : http://www.wrbmag.com/

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