Assistant Underwriter

  • W.R. Berkley Corporation
  • Connecticut, USA
  • May 02, 2021
Full time Insurance

Job Description

Company Details

Berkley Prime Transportation provides primary auto liability, auto physical damage and general liability to a broad array of trucking operations. We offer superior service to our partner brokers and agents and provide a quality insurance solution to standard and best-in-class truck fleets.

Responsibilities

Our Assistant Underwriters provide excellent customer service, clerical assistance, support, and assistance to the Underwriting staff, Brokers, and Managing General Agents.

Overall Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Collect data, review, analyze, and rate new and renewal business (all states, multi-line) to provide a work up for the Underwriter
* Navigate in rating and issuance systems for Truck business (all states, multi-line)
* Issue policies in policy issuance system before the end of each month
* Review policies to ensure they are issued based upon the terms and conditions outlined by the Underwriter
* Examine and evaluate documents including declarations, applications, signed forms, MVRs, and all amendments to policies to ensure compliance with established company underwriting guidelines
* Interpret and analyze underwriting manuals/guidelines, rating manuals, forms, and workflows for commercial lines business
* Maintain knowledge of technical underwriting process and/or research information if needed; participate in ongoing training as necessary
* Handle various requests and/or inquiries from General Agents, Retailers, Insureds and/or Underwriters through phone, in person, and written correspondence
* Provide routine servicing of policies as needs arise including drafting of endorsements
* Order various underwriting reports to compile data for the Underwriters
* Inform Underwriters of any underwriting issues immediately
* Perform administrative duties for the department including writing reports and business correspondence
* Meet with new agents for training; may include attending lunches or dinners off-site
* Provide back-up services for others in the department

Qualifications

* Bachelor Degree
* General insurance courses preferred
* Prefer 1 or more years Assistant Underwriter experience
* Experience with ISO rating/forms a plus
* Self-motivated and results oriented
* Capable of working with internal and external teams and partners
* Superior customer experience skills
* Excellent vendor management skills
* Positive attitude and professional demeanor
* Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, determine priorities and adapt to changing priorities as needed
* Strong computer skills, including Excel and Outlook, and the ability to master multiple policy systems

Responsibilities Our Assistant Underwriters provide excellent customer service, clerical assistance, support, and assistance to the Underwriting staff, Brokers, and Managing General Agents. Overall Responsibilities include but are not limited to: - Collect data, review, analyze, and rate new and renewal business (all states, multi-line) to provide a work up for the Underwriter - Navigate in rating and issuance systems for Truck business (all states, multi-line) - Issue policies in policy issuance system before the end of each month - Review policies to ensure they are issued based upon the terms and conditions outlined by the Underwriter - Examine and evaluate documents including declarations, applications, signed forms, MVRs, and all amendments to policies to ensure compliance with established company underwriting guidelines - Interpret and analyze underwriting manuals/guidelines, rating manuals, forms, and workflows for commercial lines business - Maintain knowledge of technical underwriting process and/or research information if needed; participate in ongoing training as necessary - Handle various requests and/or inquiries from General Agents, Retailers, Insureds and/or Underwriters through phone, in person, and written correspondence - Provide routine servicing of policies as needs arise including drafting of endorsements - Order various underwriting reports to compile data for the Underwriters - Inform Underwriters of any underwriting issues immediately - Perform administrative duties for the department including writing reports and business correspondence - Meet with new agents for training; may include attending lunches or dinners off-site - Provide back-up services for others in the department