• Underwriter I

    Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
    Date Posted
    2 months ago(9/25/2018 5:20 PM)
    Berkley Aspire
    Primary Location
  • Company Details



    Berkley Aspire is passionate about making excess and surplus lines business easy to transact.  We differentiate ourselves by continually innovating to bring market-leading technology and services to our agents and their clients.  From direct bill with installments, to not requiring renewal applications for 80% of our small business policies, we focus on making it easy, expeditious, and efficient for agents and consumers.

    Berkley Aspire writes from small, minimum premium, policies to accounts over six figures.  We offer General Liability, Property, Inland Marine and Umbrella policies through Berkley appointed agencies in 49 states.


    Job Summary


    Support designated underwriters and their agents with lower risk transactions including but not limited to new business, inspections, endorsements, renewals and audits.


    Roles and Responsibilities


    • Achieve renewal premium retention and rate change objectives.
    • Underwrite fast track renewals and approve based upon authority granted.
    • Support non-fast track renewals, by reviewing for underwriter and providing an overview of the account and recommendations based upon authority granted.
    • Review and Underwrite new business submissions for acceptability according to authority granted.
    • Make sound risk and pricing decisions that achieve profitable loss ratios.
    • Maintain underwriting quality score of 90% or greater. Document underwriting file to support acceptability and pricing in accordance with company guidelines.
    • Achieve designated customer service standards.
    • Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy construction.Review mid-term endorsement requests for acceptability up to the authority granted.
    • Review inspections to confirm accounts written are consistent with preliminary underwriting information and refer to underwriter when the inspection reveals unacceptable risk characteristics.
    • Utilize various underwriting tools to determine acceptable risk characteristics, accurate classifications, insurance to value, calculate rates, etc.
    • Review audits and refer to underwriter based upon authority granted.
    • Provide back up support to your assigned Territory Managers and the Underwriting team.


    Professional Qualifications (knowledge, skills, experience, education/



    • Demonstrated success in commercial lines property casualty insurance businesses.
    • Surplus lines experience is preferred.
    • Basic knowledge of computer programs in a Windows environment, including Word, Excel and E-mail is required.
    • Prior experience working in a paperless environment, including familiarity with on-line underwriting tools is preferred (e.g. SAGE, Silver Plume, Reference Connect) .     
    • Bachelor's degree and two plus years related insurance experience; or equivalent combination of education and experien
    • Advanced professional insurance coursework (i.e., CPCU, ASLI, AU) or completion of other-insurance related classes is preferred.


    Success Factors / Personal Attributes

    • Strong results orientation, focusing on outcomes, delivering on commitment and deadlines and executing relentlessly
    • Good sales skills including listening, questioning and influencing.
    • Customer focus, continually responding with a sense of urgency
    • Entrepreneurial qualities, such as trying innovative solutions, resiliency to change and recognizing what is most important to get done
    • Teamwork, providing and welcoming open, honest, respectful and constructive feedback and jumping in to get the work done, even when not asked
    • Technical underwriting proficiency including exposure identification, coverage evaluation, understand and applying appropriate risk / rate relationships, and file documentation in support of underwriting decisions
    • Strong drive to be successful including ability to work independently, self-motivation, motivating others, and relentless pursuit of company objectives.


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