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Master Underwriter

Master Underwriter

Job ID 
23071
# Positions 
1
Location 
US-CA-Los Angeles
US-NJ-Parsippany
Posted Date 
1/26/2018
Category 
Underwriting
Position Type 
Full Time
Travel Percentage 
0 to 10%

Job Information

Overview

Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group’s member companies are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company. We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.

 

Great American Custom, an underwriting division of Great American Insurance Group, dedicates itself to serving client needs and delivering outstanding service. We have made a name for ourselves as a full-service underwriting organization focused on long-term client relationships and customized business solutions. We specialize in providing primary casualty products as well as umbrella and capacity excess products that meet the needs of the commercial market. Our policy holders range from small businesses to complex multi-national corporations and Fortune 1000 accounts.

We are currently seeking a Master Underwriter for our Los Angeles, CA or Parsippany / Red Bank, NJ location.  Possible work from home option available.

Responsibilities

  • Has responsibility for risk selection / rejection, pricing, retention, growth and profitability per divisional objectives.
    • Uses independent judgment and initiative to support business goals.
    • Maintains a high level of customer service.
    • Analyzes coverage and limit requests and decides what terms to offer.
    • Prices business in accordance with company guidelines.
    • Assesses risk quality and compliance within company guidelines and initiates appropriate loss prevention actions.
    • Orders and screens miscellaneous reports needed in the rating and underwriting processes, such as Motor Vehicle reports, loss history reports, credit checks, outside inspections, loss control, etc.
  • Develops and maintains effective business relationships with internal and external customers / coworkers in order to attract and retain profitable business.
    • Interprets, explains and markets products and services.
    • Develops relationships with agents & brokers through telephone interactions.
  • Administers, applies and may update underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules and insurance laws and regulations.
  • Provides technical advice to lower level positions and other functional areas.
  • May have responsibility for the performance and coaching of staff and may have a participatory role in decisions regarding development, hiring, firing, performance management, pay increases, etc., for direct reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
Field of Study: Liberal Arts, Business or a related discipline.
Experience: 8 or more years of related experience. Certification in area of expertise may be required; appropriate certifications could include Associate in Underwriting (AU), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Program in General Insurance (INS) or Associate of Risk Management (ARM).  Primary & Excess Casualty rating and wholesale experience.

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