Berkley

Underwriting Assistant

Location Name IA, Urbandale - 11201 Douglas Avenue
ID
2020-3873
Date Posted
5 months ago(3/20/2020 2:24 PM)
Company
Continental Western Group
Primary Location
US-IA-Urbandale
Category
Underwriting

Company Details

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A trusted insurance carrier since 1886, Continental Western Group (CWG) offers a broad array of commercial insurance products for businesses in 13 states from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Lakes. Our goal is to be the strong, local and trusted choice for independent insurance agents and customers.


About W. R. Berkley Corporation W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation’s premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively.

Responsibilities

The Underwriting Assistant role with CWG offers the unique opportunity to learn and grow within Commercial Underwriting.

 

This role works directly with a dedicated underwriting team and offers contact with team members and agents allowing for the progression of commercial knowledge. 

 

  • Supports Underwriter by reviewing incoming correspondence and applications to determine proper procedural action.  Examines information provided in the application and related resources to determine if risk meets established eligibility guidelines. Consults agent or obtains reports for Underwriter when additional information is necessary.  Routes risk-involved matters that are beyond assigned authority level to Underwriter for evaluation. Maintains established department service and quality standards. 
  • Prepares quotes or accepts and prices new commercial property/casualty accounts that meet established risk selection criteria and are within the Underwriting Assistant’s assigned authority level.    
  • Evaluates renewal commercial property/casualty accounts and endorsements, within authority level, by reviewing updated account information, claims experience, loss control surveys, risk acceptability and pricing.  Consults agent for additional information when necessary.  Within authority, determines if account will be renewed or cancelled.   
  • Develops and maintains professional, productive working relationships with agency force to encourage profitability, growth and good understanding of our Company’s pricing and risk selection philosophy.  Assists agents with questions regarding account.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree and 2 plus years of Commercial Lines coverage experience. 
  • Must demonstrate strong decision making skills
  • Attention to detail along with developed research skills 
  • Customer service and teamwork oriented
  • Strong desk management skills, ability to multitask, independently organize work and prioritize competing demands and requests to complete tasks within required time constraints
  • Adept to fast-paced and changing environments
  • Ability to travel occasionally in assigned territory

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