• Underwriter Trainee

    Location US-OH-Cincinnati
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/18/2019 10:25 AM)
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  • 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.


    The Property and Inland Marine Division (P&IM) writes policies in all 50 states through more than 2,000 independent agents offering our coverages. Products include Property, Builders' Risk, Contractor’s Equipment, Excess Property, Cargo, Electronic Data Processing (EDP), and Difference in Conditions (DIC).



    The P&IM Division is currently searching for an Underwriting Trainee for our Resource Group, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Resource Group services all of Property & Inland Marine’s field offices by providing semi-temporary underwriting expertise and staff.  Assignments vary in length, complexity and tasks and therefore flexibility is required.  This individual will be responsible for developing internal and agency relationships, underwriting selection, and soliciting profitable property and casualty business from their assigned territory.   The right candidate will excel at developing strong relationships with internal and external customers, have proficient underwriting skills, and the ability to manage their workload independently.



    • Participates in / performs activities related to risk selection / rejection, pricing, retention, growth and profitability per divisional objectives.
    • Uses independent judgment and initiative to support business growth. Maintains a high level of customer service.
    • Learn to analyze coverage and limit requests to determine terms to be 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 loss history reports, credit checks, outside inspections, loss control, etc.
    • Learns to develop and maintain effective business relationships with internal and external customers/coworkers in order to attract and retain profitable business. 
    • Learns to apply underwriting rules and guidelines, rating manual rules and insurance laws and regulations
    • Successfully completes all coursework / education as assigned.
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s Degree with a focus in Liberal Arts, Business or a related discipline or equivalent experience
    • As part of a formal training experience, no prior experience is required.
    • Must be self-motivated, display adaptability, have attention to detail and strong planning and organizing skills.
    • Must have strong analytical, decision making, and problem resolution skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Position requires occasional travel, including overnight trips.


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