Berkley

  • Sr. Production Underwriter

    Location Name NY, Syracuse
    ID
    2018-1753
    Date Posted
    2 weeks ago(8/6/2018 7:08 PM)
    Company
    Berkley Human Services
    Primary Location
    US-NY-Syracuse
    Loc2
    Connecticut
    Loc3
    Northeast US Region
    Loc4
    New Jersey
    Category
    Underwriting
  • Company Details

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    Berkley Human Services is focused on providing superior insurance coverage, claims handling, and risk control solutions to customers in the select niche we serve.  Berkley Human Services exclusively provides insurance coverages to Human Services Organizations.  Our intimate knowledge of the risk exposures and concerns of our target customers allows us to design and deliver customized, end-to-end solutions.  We are passionate about serving those who serve others, and value the trust that we have earned from our many long-term customers.

    Responsibilities

    To produce and manage a book of business and a territory of agents, achieving profitable growth.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Manage assigned territory of agencies including regular contact and visits with key territory agents.
    • Solicit desirable business from assigned agents.
    • Screen new and renewal submissions from agents and obtain missing information.
    • Communicate with agents on matters pertaining to new and renewal submissions and service items.
    • Determine degree of risk, specifying applicable endorsements and applying pricing to ensure overall profitable risk selection.
    • Prepare and present quote proposals to agents / insureds.
    • Follow-up on all new and renewal business quotations in order to obtain the order to bind coverage.
    • Provide clear instruction and guidance to rating and processing personnel.
    • Order & review inspections, motor vehicle reports, or other reports as needed for underwriting of risks.
    • Maintain records and prepare required reports on activity and production.
    • Maintain and update underwriting files, including documentation of core underwriting thought process.
    • Ensure account stewardship, partnering with Claims and Loss Control staff to do so.
    • Operate according to underwriting authority as delegated by manager.

    Qualifications

     

    SKILL & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Four year college degree or high school diploma with equivalent work experience.
    • Five plus years’ experience in commercial lines underwriting, including some marketing/agency management responsibilities.
    • Thorough knowledge of commercial lines underwriting standards and practices along with working knowledge of rating.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Strong decision-making skills.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Working knowledge of WORD, Excel and Lotus Notes or similar programs.
    • Good keyboarding skills.

     

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