Berkley

  • Sr. Underwriter

    Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
    ID
    2018-1941
    Date Posted
    6 days ago(1/15/2019 8:59 PM)
    Company
    Berkley Aspire
    Primary Location
    US-AZ-Scottsdale
    Category
    Underwriting
  • Company Details

    THE ASPIRE EXPERIENCE

     

    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.

    Responsibilities

    Work with team to underwrite new business submissions and help service book of business and meet overall business objectives.   Risk transactions include, but are not limited to new business underwriting, inspections, endorsements, renewal underwriting and audits.

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • Review and Underwrite new business submissions for acceptability according to authority granted.
    • Serve as the primary back up for the Territory Manager and the Underwriting team.
    • Review and underwrite fast track and non-fast track renewals as needed, based upon authority granted, achieving renewal premium retention and rate change objectives.
    • 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.
    • Assist with training, mentoring and coaching of less experienced team members.

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of 5 years 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 experience.
    • Advanced professional insurance coursework (i.e., CPCU, ASLI, AU) or completion of other-insurance related classes is preferred.

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