Small Business Underwriter

Location Name NV, Las Vegas - 5512 S Fort Apache Road
Date Posted
1 week ago(1/19/2023 4:59 PM)
Berkley Aspire
Primary Location
US-NV-Las Vegas

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 Excess policies through Berkley appointed agencies in 49 states.


  • Review and Underwrite new and renewal 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 guideline
  • 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 constructio
  • 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
  • May perform other functions as assigned


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience.
  • Surplus lines experience.
  • Advanced professional insurance coursework (i.e., CPCU, ASLI, AU) or completion of other-insurance related classes is preferred.
  • 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.
  • College degree or equivalent experience.

Additional Company Details

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting agencies or firms.

The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees.

The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment.


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