Territory Underwriter

Location Name NC, Charlotte - 2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd
Date Posted
3 days ago(11/29/2021 12:48 PM)
Berkley Key Risk Management
Primary Location
NC, Charlotte - 3436 Toringdon Way
PA, Harrisburg - 4811 Jonestown Road
PA, Philadelphia - 1880 JFK Boulevard

Company Details



Key Risk, a member of Berkley Insurance Company, is a leading provider of workers compensation insurance products and services for employers throughout the eastern United States. With a sole focus on workers compensation, Key Risk works with Key Alliance agents, insurance clients, self-insured employers, and the injured workers they support to create solutions specific to their needs. Enriching each client's risk management strategies, Key Risk creates and executes comprehensive solutions proven to protect people, support business, and exceed expectations.


Committed to delivering better outcomes and industry leading service, Key Risk operates from headquarters in Greensboro, NC and through regional offices and territory-dedicated staff in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. This regional approach provides agents and clients with the benefit of working with experts who have first-hand knowledge of the local workers compensation market.


Key Risk is committed to fostering a professional work environment for all its employees. Through an ongoing commitment to innovation, continuous improvement and education, Key Risk attracts and retains associates with a unique blend of workers compensation expertise and a passion for excellence. We are proud to have been recognized among Business Insurance's Best Places to Work in 2009, 2011, 2015, and most recently in 2017.


Click here to learn more about working at Key Risk.


Key Risk is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced underwriter to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to achieving and exceeding the regions’ profit plan through proper risk selection, agency management, and communication of Key Risk’s value proposition.  


Key functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Underwrites accounts up to $750,000 annual premium
  • Manage a book of business $5,000,000 to $7,000,000
  • Develops and maintains relationships with 10-15 agencies
  • Responsible for a moderate number of agencies including partners with Advantage and/or Premier status within our Key Alliance agency structure
  • Achieves/exceeds planned accident year loss ratio, rate change, renewal retention and inforce premium goals
  • Takes initiative to recommend potential improvements in underwriting principles, techniques or appetite
  • Complies with insurance filings and regulatory requirements
  • Research new market niches, serve as an industry lead, and participate in special projects
  • Establishes a knowledge base of agency needs, staff, target markets, and contracted insurers
  • Performs agency evaluations and establishes agency goals within required time frames and expectations
  • Participates effectively in new and renewal team sales activities and Client Service Management (CSM) meetings to obtain and retain profitable business


  • BA/BS Degree
  • CPCU, CIC, or AU designation preferred
  • 3 - 5 years of workers compensation underwriting experience with the full array of industrial classes, deductibles and dividend plans as well as an understanding of loss development and the ability to objectively assess workplace hazards, hazard controls and employer financials
  • Two to three years of marketing experience working with independent agents
  • Self-motivated and results oriented
  • Strong managerial skills with the ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Capable of working with internal and external teams and partners
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Excellent vendor management skills
  • Ability to remain positive and calm in times of stress
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, determine priorities and adapt to changing priorities as needed
  • Travel is required including an occasional overnight stay to visit agents, attend seminars and participate in company/industry related functions.

Additional Company Details

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Additional Requirements

COVID-19 vaccine required unless prohibited by law.


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