AVP Program Management - Equine

Location Name KY, Lexington - 230 Lexington Green Circle
Date Posted
1 month ago(8/14/2020 2:43 PM)
Berkley Program Specialists
Primary Location
GA, Atlanta - 2 Ravinia Drive - Suite 1000
United States

Company Details



At Berkley Program Specialists, we are dedicated exclusively to program business and excel at partnering with program administrators who possess significant underwriting expertise for homogeneous, niche classes of business. We enjoy the strength and stability that comes with being a Berkley Company and underwrite our programs through our member insurance companies, which are A+ (Superior), Financial Size Category XV, by A.M. Best.


Provides technical and authoritative support, as well as effective management, for all underwriting/administrative initiatives in the accomplishment of the corporation’s financial, strategic and business plan objectives as respects to the Equine/Cattle Program.


  • On animal mortality referrals that exceed the Agent’s underwriting authority, AVP Reviews applications and required underwriting documents. Determines acceptability of risk in accordance with company guidelines and standards.  Also, determines the need for additional evidence of insurability, justification of limits and the need for any health information for the coverage being requested.  Places facultative reinsurance per Company reinsurance guidelines and up to approved limits of authority.  Consults with Sr. VP on facultative reinsurance limits above the AVP’s limit of authority.  


  • Notifies Agents of adverse underwriting decisions, rate appeals, underwriting requirements, status and declinations, cancellations, non-renewals and overall experience.   Recommend modifications to a program's underwriting guidelines or service standards when appropriate. Notifies Sr. VP of any potential issues or problems and recommends action on any unsatisfactory performance.


  • Monitors rates, rules, and forms in Company rating and issuing systems and shared locations versus what is filed by BPS.  Notifies Sr. VP of any discrepancies between issuing system and shared locations and the filed forms


  • Keeps current on state/territory issues and regulations, industry activity and trends.   Collaborates with other departments to support program(s) (i.e. regulatory, underwriting compliance, claims, actuarial).


  • Distribute monthly premium and loss reports to all agents and all BEC staff.  Notifies Sr, VP of any issues in the reports.  Recommends action on any agents that have are under premium plan and/or have adverse loss experience.


  •  Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience underwriting equine animal mortality insurance
  • Advance knowledge of horses, including the various breeds and uses. Knowledge of common diseases and health issues with horses.
  • Ability to define risks associated with the product and determine if pricing is adequate or if risk needs to be declined
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must live or relocate to Lexington, KY or Atlanta, GA
  • Prior experience with insurance filings and/or developing coverage wording
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat

Education Requirement

  • Four (4) year College Degree – Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Risk Management preferred


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.