• Production Underwriter Trainee

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/4/2019 12:47 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Travel Percentage
    0 to 10%
  • 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 Production Underwriter Trainee for our Los Angeles, CA location.


    • Participates in / performs activities related to risk selection / rejection, pricing, retention, growth and profitability per divisional objectives.
      • Learns to use independent judgment and initiative to support business goals.
      • Learns to maintain a high level of customer service.
      • Learns to analyze coverage and limit requests and to decide what terms to offer.
      • Learns to price business in accordance with company guidelines.
      • Learns to assess risk quality and compliance within company guidelines and to initiate appropriate loss prevention actions.
      • Learns to order and screen miscellaneous reports needed in the rating and underwriting processes, such as Motor Vehicle reports, 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.
    • Participates in visiting agents, brokers and producers with a more senior underwriter and learns to retain existing accounts, build and maintain business relationships and develop new opportunities in support of divisional objectives.
    • Learns to Interpret, explain and market products and services.
    • 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.


    Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
    Field of Study: Liberal Arts, Business or a related discipline.
    Experience: Typically part of a formal training program. No prior experience required.


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