Underwriting Assistant - AZ

Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 7233 E Butherus Drive
Date Posted
1 week ago(6/6/2024 2:38 PM)
Verus Specialty Insurance
Primary Location

Company Details



Verus Specialty Insurance is an Excess and Surplus Lines provider writing business countrywide, a member of W.R. Berkley Corporate (NYSE: WRB), one of the largest property casualty insurance holding companies in the United States.  The resources and strength of a Fortune 500 company back us and we operate with the flexibility and closeness of a small underwriting company.  As such, Verus Specialty Insurance operates through a group of wholesale producers nationwide.  


Our leadership encourages a culture that empowers employees to question the status quo and seek innovative ways to continue to exceed the expectations of our customers. We believe our strength comes from building an exceptional team that embraces collaboration, growth and ownership. If you share our vision and want to work for an organization that values your contributions, we want to hear from you!


The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.


We are seeking an Underwriting Assistant that will support our Excess & Surplus lines book of general/excess liability, garage and professional liability business. The Underwriting Assistant (UA) will be responsible for providing Underwriters with technical and clerical support with the information necessary to make prudent underwriting decisions on new business, renewals and endorsements. The UA will support the underwriting life cycle from pre- submission through policy issuance and renewal.


  • Identifying key issues in the decision-making process with the guidance from the underwriter.
  • Identifying and use of appropriate resources that assist in the analytical process; this includes making formal recommendations to underwriters on account management needs.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate exposures for each risk.
  • Perform analysis utilizing appropriate information to consider endorsement/account acceptability.
  • Issuance of premium and non-premium bearing endorsements.
  • Demonstrates adherence to guidelines which include Underwriting Guidelines and Service Level Agreements.
  • Ability to follow-up with underwriters and brokers on outstanding information.
  • Supports day-to-day transactions that support multiple underwriting team members and customers/agency partners.
  • Develop, maintain and nurture positive working relationships with underwriters, customers, and other business partners to provide an enhanced customer experience (i.e., research and resolve issues, responds to inquiries and questions).
  • Display a strong sense of urgency, recognizing customer needs.
  • Ability to apply judgement and present negotiation on more complex accounts and processes.
  • Quotes accounts within authority limits by reviewing exposures and experience rating, updating account information, rates and adjusts the price.
  • Examines inspection reports, prior audits, and endorsements, and refer any issues to underwriters.
  • Ability to effectively manage and balance multiple demands.


  • High school diploma or equivalent; college course work or degree preferred.
  • Experience with Professional Liability or Commercial Casualty coverages is a plus.
  • Strong oral/written communication skills, displaying a positive attitude.
  • Ability to provide written referrals where thought process is well documented and easily interpreted by others.
  • Detail-oriented with initiative and ability to work in fast-paced team environment.
  • A strong focus and passion for delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • High sense of urgency and ability to function well in a high-volume and time sensitive environment.
  • Computer literate including use of Word, Excel and various project management tools.
  • Flexible and open to change and enhancements to help evolve in a competitive market.
  • Adaptive to adjusting priorities and/or working on multiple tasks.
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability as a result of being highly motivated.
  • Some market experience preferred, but not required.

Additional Company Details

We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting 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.

Sponsorship Details

Sponsorship not Offered for this Role


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