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Job Responsibilities : Associate Underwriter, Underwriter I, II or III

Office Address : Denver, Colorado, United States

Educational requirements : Bachelor Degree


Associate Underwriter, Underwriter I, II or III
Job Locations


US-WI-Merrill | US-WI-Milwaukee | US-CO-Denver | US-PA-Mechanicsburg
ID
20222979
Category
Underwriting
Type
Regular Full-Time
Looking to join a vibrant organization that makes a difference?

At Church Mutual, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. For more than 125 years, we’ve made it our business to protect those who serve and inspire others through our specialized insurance expertise and innovative solutions. Our customers do amazing things for the world – when we protect them, we Stand for Good. We foster a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect; diversity, inclusion and belonging are woven into the fabric of our company through our customers, employees, leadership, business relationships and outreach programs.


What you’ll be doing:

* This is a hybrid position and offers the opportunity to work in one of our office locations *

Looking to hire an Underwriter and will consider various levels of experience. Position will be filled as either an Associate Underwriter, Underwriter I, II or III based upon experience and other qualifications. Within established binding authority, analyze insurance submissions, recognize exposures, provide coverage alternatives, offer risk management suggestions, and adequately price insurance coverage on accounts of small to medium size and low complexity within company underwriting guidelines. Achieve corporate goals by reviewing account characteristics and taking appropriate action. Develop knowledge of insurance issues, products, trends in the market, and pricing principles. Foster positive business relationships with internal and external customers.


On any given day, you’ll:

    Within established binding authority and in compliance with filings, write and retain business to meet corporate objectives.
  • Using various sources of information, analyze, evaluate, make, and document decisions to achieve desired underwriting results of transactions on small to medium size accounts.
  • Recognize exposures to loss, identify coverage alternatives, develop risk management recommendations, and adequately price to an expected profitability level. Negotiate solutions, keeping the customer in mind. Decline/nonrenew business not meeting standards.
  • Communicate with supervisor on issues exceeding binding authority and territory issues.
  • Develop and maintain an effective business relationship with the sales force. Answer questions within abilities and authority: research, gather, and disseminate information to help service customers; and offer suggestions on options and alternative approaches to coverage, pricing, and risk management.
  • Develop underwriting knowledge through an awareness of changes within the Underwriting Department, understanding CM Group, insurance industry coverages, policy forms, and operations specific to our niches.
  • Develop an understanding of insurance issues, products, trends in the market, and pricing principles.
  • Focus to meet customer expectations through meeting department timeliness expectations, assisting in territories as needed, and positive interactions with all customers (including Sales, Technical Support, and other departments).


Here’s what we expect

Associate Underwriter

  • Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Equivalent education and/or work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Prior work experience in the property/casualty insurance industry is preferred.
  • Ability to learn, retain, and apply insurance principles.
  • Ability to identify and analyze exposures, recognize areas of concern, and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to make decisions outside parameter-based situations but within binding authority.
  • Ability to explain decisions to others and negotiate appropriate solutions.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Desire and commitment to learn, accept new challenges, and strive for personal improvement/growth.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships throughout the company.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others.
  • Ability to learn Church Mutual computer systems and stay current with changes.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Responsible, dedicated behavior to accomplish workload expectations.
  • Maintain a customer-focused attitude.
  • Recognize and be receptive to change opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Underwriter I

  • Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Associate in Underwriting designation or successful completion of two Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) courses may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Typically requires 3+ years of relevant experience, preferably with a property and casualty insurance company in underwriting.
  • Sufficient knowledge of the underwriting function, insurance coverages, and principles, including reinsurance application and administration.
  • Exhibits the ability to identify and analyze exposures, recognize areas of concern, and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions outside parameter-based situations but within binding authority.
  • Proven ability to explain decisions to others and negotiate appropriate solutions.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated desire and commitment to learn, accept new challenges, and strive for personal improvement/growth.
  • Support others by acting as a resource and sharing basic underwriting knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships throughout the company.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others professionally, respectfully, and timely.
  • Ability to learn CM Group computer systems and stay current with changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others in a team environment to accomplish established goals.
  • Responsible, dedicated behavior to accomplish workload expectations.
  • Recognize and be receptive to change opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ability to travel as necessary and/or required.

Underwriter II

  • Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Associate in Underwriting designation or successful completion of two Chartered Property Casualty Underwriting (CPCU) courses may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Typically requires 5+ years of relevant experience, preferably with a property and casualty insurance company in underwriting.
  • Sufficient knowledge of the underwriting function, insurance coverages, and principles, including reinsurance application and administration.
  • Exhibits the ability to identify and analyze exposures, recognize areas of concern, and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions outside parameter-based situations but within binding authority.
  • Proven ability to explain decisions to others and negotiate appropriate solutions.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated desire and commitment to learn, accept new challenges, and strive for personal improvement/growth.
  • Support others by acting as a resource and sharing basic underwriting knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships throughout the company.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others professionally, respectfully, and timely.
  • Ability to learn CM Group computer systems and stay current with changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others in a team environment to accomplish established goals.
  • Responsible, dedicated behavior to accomplish workload expectations.
  • Recognize and be receptive to change opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ability to travel as necessary and/or required.

Underwriter III

  • Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Associate in Underwriting (AU) designation or successful completion of two Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) courses may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Typically requires 7+ years of relevant experience, preferably with a property and casualty insurance company in underwriting.
  • In-depth knowledge of the underwriting function and insurance coverages and principles to handle complex insurance transactions, including reinsurance application and administration.
  • Proven ability to effectively identify and analyze exposures, recognize areas of concern, and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Proven ability to make decisions outside parameter-based situations but within binding authority.
  • Consistent ability to explain decisions to others and negotiate appropriate solutions.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated desire and commitment to learn, accept new challenges, and strive for personal improvement/growth.
  • Support others by sharing knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships throughout the company.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others professionally, respectfully, and timely.
  • Effectively use CM Group computer systems and stay current with changes.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Responsible, dedicated behavior to accomplish workload expectations.
  • Identify and lead change opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ability to travel as necessary and/or required.

Church Mutual Insurance Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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