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Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name OH, West Chester
The Underwriting Support Manager will oversee the underwriting support functions within the underwriting department and directly supervise the Associate Underwriter team.  The Underwriting Support Manager is responsible for oversight of all workflows and processes in support of the underwriting teams, including the training, mentoring and development of assigned staff to ensure that all work is processed within company established service standards and in compliance with company quality objectives.   - Supervise the Associate Underwriter team - Monitor the day-to-day processing of the Associate Underwriter team - Monitor the workloads of Associate Underwriters and make appropriate adjustments as needed - Ensure all transactions are processed within company established service standards - Ensure all work processed by the Associate Underwriter team meets company productivity and quality objectives - Participate in quality control reviews of staff as required - Evaluate, monitor and recommend improvements to current processes and workflows to gain efficiencies for underwriting support functions - Ensure documented procedures and training manuals/materials are kept up to date - Provide timely and regular feedback to the Associate Underwriter team on quality, quantity and other performance issues through formal and informal communication. - Monitor unit reports and unit workflow to ensure all tasks are completed and issued in accordance with compliance rules and guidelines. - Work with Director of Underwriting Operations and Underwriting Management team to ensure underwriting objectives are being met. - Coach, train and mentor the Associate Underwriting team including training of new hires and ongoing/continuing education of existing staff - Operate according to underwriting authority as delegated by manager
ID
2021-4549
Primary Location
US-OH-West Chester
Loc2
VA, Glen Allen - 4820 Lake Brook - Suite 200
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
Researches, identifies, analyzes, develops and implements customer business relationship strategies.  Identifies business expansion opportunities, develops proposals to solicit new opportunities.  Serves as a key member of the Marketing and Distribution working groups.   - Identifies and assesses new areas for distribution expansion, develops new initiatives and captures new business opportunities, as well as deepens existing client relationships.  - Maintains and constantly improves the organization’s competitive posture within the Excess & Surplus Lines market segment. - Identifies a continuous pipeline of revenue generating opportunities. - Manages multiple efforts against rapid and frequent deadlines. - Oversees and assists in the preparation of Agency Intelligence marketing packages, presentations and other related activities for potential opportunities.  - Works with Senior Leadership team and technical staff to develop relevant and new reports as needed to support business development activities.  - Maintains broad knowledge of industry news, trends, competitor strategies and regulations, assists in the competed posture.  - Analyzes competition data, market trends and customer needs and comments, forecasts, etc. to continually asses the marketing and distribution strategy against budget, plan, and market.  - Analyzes agency partner production data (submission volume, hit ratio, declination ratio, etc.) and reports progress on goals, and update on agency meetings and other business generating activities. - Identifies and generates reports on marketing and sales metrics. - Ensures that all regular clients are being visited and relationship is being maintained on a regular basis. - May perform other functions as assigned.
ID
2020-4531
Primary Location
US-AZ-Scottsdale
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
The VP of Small Commercial and Select Accounts will work closely with the Underwriting function to drive profitable growth for the Small Commercial/Select Account segment.  Individual will team with the Underwriting group to actively drive distribution across our nationwide footprint through engagement with distribution partners and alignment with Berkley affiliated companies. The VP of Small Commercial and Select Accounts will be a Member of the Executive Leadership Team reporting to the CUO, with dotted-line reporting to the President. - Overall responsibility for the underwriting function and profitable growth of the Small Commercial/Select Account segment - Provides subject matter expertise to the development of relevant automation technology, product design, underwriting and operations - Develops and executes Small Commercial/Select Account product strategy, including the design of underwriting guidelines around class, size, minimum premium, hazard grade, rates, etc. - Responsible for the development and implementation of the Small Commercial/Select Account distribution strategy, including identification of strategic opportunities/ partnerships on a countrywide basis (geographies, new appointments, affiliated company alignment, aggregators and top 100 national retail agents) - Customize alignment and approach with each strategic partner through the implementation of creative solutions in process/structure/compensation to assure agile and appropriate response to each customer’s needs - Creation of a small commercial “ease of doing business” model (quick turnaround, service standards, etc.) - Work with platform vendor to design, build  and launch a “technology solution” to bring Agency Desktop Quoting to each key small commercial player - Develop value proposition and ensure successful marketing of Small Commercial/Select Account product on a countrywide basis - Ensure execution of the strategic plan through alignment with all underwriting managers on segmentation, distribution and product strategies. - Accountable for the creation, monitoring and management of key underwriting metrics including submission activity, call activity, relationship mapping, production, rate change, rate application, loss ratios, expenses and quality - Identifies issues/impediments to achieving business results and implements corrective measures - Responsible for the strategic allocation of resources, within staffing model, that will drive desired business results - Accountable for staff selection, training, retention and development for the Small Commercial/Select Account segment - Models behavior that encourages collaboration, teamwork and open communication
ID
2020-4458
Primary Location
US-AZ-Scottsdale
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
The role of Executive Underwriter is to provide technical assistance in the Home Office Underwriting Department on special projects, product development, form and endorsement development, underwriting audits, corporate initiatives, training and development and product specific research while also acting as a referral authority, mentor and trainer to the underwriting team.    Responsibilities: - Handle account referrals outside of individual underwriter authority - Make sound risk and pricing decisions to drive profitable growth and achieve business objectives - Assist the management team with training, mentoring  and coaching of new associates and less experienced team members - Assist the management team in the overall development and communication of underwriting appetite - Assist the management team with developing and refining Underwriting and Pricing Guidelines - Assist the management team in new product development efforts to include initiation, research and implementation of new products as well as product/process enhancements - In coordination with the management team, participate in the development and execution of annual business plans for the division to include a profitable underwriting strategy - Lead research projects on trends impacting our business - Participate in book profitability analyses and corresponding action plan development - Stay abreast and knowledgeable on market trends and conditions to guide our business and achieve objectives - Lead the Underwriting Audit/Quality Control (QC) process to drive underwriting quality including:        Daily review of ‘bound’ new business to confirm the unit is maintaining underwriting integrity                  Daily review of ‘declined’ accounts to ensure opportunities are not being missed - Assist in the development of forms and endorsements and lead the coordination with Claims and Legal to finalize wording - Lead and participate in projects and initiatives as assigned by leadership - Other special projects/duties as assigned
ID
2020-4456
Primary Location
US-AZ-Scottsdale
Loc2
United States
Loc3
IL, Chicago - 303 West Madison
Loc4
VA, Glen Allen - 4820 Lake Brook - Suite 200
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
The Associate Underwriter works within a production underwriting team to produce commercial insurance products for selected retail agency partners.  The products provided are Commercial General Liability, Commercial Property, Commercial Inland Marine, and Commercial Follow Form Excess.  The Associate Underwriter has a primary responsibility for policy issuance and ensuring that service standards and compliance guidelines are met.  The Associate Underwriter will analyze information and have the opportunity to connect with their assigned agency partners. Specific Duties - Under general direction, analyze renewal data, set up pricing using provided renewal pricing tools and issue renewal quotes and/or renewal policies as the guidelines dictate. - Assist other underwriters on assigned team with handling the issuance of binders, endorsements, cancellations, and, reinstatements for assigned agents within the service standard guidelines - Ensure underwriting files, service standards and compliance guidelines are adhered to and underwriting authority letter is followed at all times. - Rapidly evaluate, prioritize, and select most important tasks to handle for the assigned underwriting team. This includes but is not limited to: - Handling of assigned team’s general email inbox - Rating multi-location, multi-state accounts as needed for other underwriters on assigned team(s) - Ordering Loss Control reports from third party vendors when requested - Enter reinsurance cessions into reinsurance accounting system for payment reconciliation May perform other functions as assigned.
ID
2020-4442
Primary Location
US-AZ-Scottsdale
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name VA, Glen Allen - 4820 Lake Brook - Suite 300
The Associate Underwriter works within a production underwriting team to produce commercial insurance products for selected retail agency partners.  The products provided are Commercial General Liability, Commercial Property, Commercial Inland Marine, and Commercial Follow Form Excess.  The Associate Underwriter has a primary responsibility for policy issuance and ensuring that service standards and compliance guidelines are met.  The Associate Underwriter will analyze information and have the opportunity to connect with their assigned agency partners. Specific Duties - Under general direction, analyze renewal data, set up pricing using provided renewal pricing tools and issue renewal quotes and/or renewal policies as the guidelines dictate. - Assist other underwriters on assigned team with handling the issuance of binders, endorsements, cancellations, and, reinstatements for assigned agents within the service standard guidelines - Ensure underwriting files, service standards and compliance guidelines are adhered to and underwriting authority letter is followed at all times. - Rapidly evaluate, prioritize, and select most important tasks to handle for the assigned underwriting team. This includes but is not limited to: - Handling of assigned team’s general email inbox - Rating multi-location, multi-state accounts as needed for other underwriters on assigned team(s) - Ordering Loss Control reports from third party vendors when requested - Enter reinsurance cessions into reinsurance accounting system for payment reconciliation May perform other functions as assigned.
ID
2020-4441
Primary Location
US-VA-Glen Allen
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name VA, Glen Allen - 4820 Lake Brook - Suite 300
Manage an assigned underwriting territory to achieve profitable growth, including underwriting new business, renewals, endorsements and other transactions.  Identify new business opportunities and manage agency relationships.   Roles and Responsibilities  - Develop relationships and educate agents within agency plant to maximize opportunities and achieve profitable growth. - Initiate outbound calls to agencies to identify sales opportunities and collect agent intelligence. - Achieve new business premium, renewal premium retention and rate change objectives. - Within company guidelines and granted underwriting authority, evaluate new and renewal account information to determine risk acceptability, terms / conditions to be quoted, and pricing. - 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 guidelines. - Achieve customer service standards, including established objectives for: - New business quote turnaround - Renewal quotes - Endorsement, cancellation, audits and other transactions - Policy issuance - Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy construction. - Review mid-term endorsement requests for acceptability and provide instructions for processing. - Evaluate premium audit referrals to determine class acceptability and/or appropriateness of current exposure base. Adjust current term with acceptable changes to ensure company gets timely payment of adequate premium. - Order and review inspections to confirm accounts written are consistent with preliminary underwriting information and takes action when the inspection reveals unacceptable risk characteristics. - Assist with training, mentoring and coaching of less experienced team members. - Determine if facultative reinsurance is needed and if so, factor reinsurance cost in gross pricing, complete cession procedures; documentation file, and follow established workflow procedure to ensure proper reporting / accounting. - Utilize various underwriting tools to: - Determine acceptable risk characteristics - Determine accurate exposure classifications - Set adequate property limits to accomplish appropriate insurance to value - Rate and quote business to agents - Support other underwriters as assigned when the other underwriter is traveling or out on vacation / sick time.  
ID
2020-4345
Primary Location
US-VA-Glen Allen
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name AZ, Scottsdale - 14902 N 73rd Street
Manage an assigned underwriting territory to achieve profitable growth, including underwriting new business, renewals, endorsements and other transactions.  Identify new business opportunities and manage agency relationships.   Roles and Responsibilities  - Develop relationships and educate agents within agency plant to maximize opportunities and achieve profitable growth. - Initiate outbound calls to agencies to identify sales opportunities and collect agent intelligence. - Achieve new business premium, renewal premium retention and rate change objectives. - Within company guidelines and granted underwriting authority, evaluate new and renewal account information to determine risk acceptability, terms / conditions to be quoted, and pricing. - 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 guidelines. - Achieve customer service standards, including established objectives for: - New business quote turnaround - Renewal quotes - Endorsement, cancellation, audits and other transactions - Policy issuance - Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy construction. - Review mid-term endorsement requests for acceptability and provide instructions for processing. - Evaluate premium audit referrals to determine class acceptability and/or appropriateness of current exposure base. Adjust current term with acceptable changes to ensure company gets timely payment of adequate premium. - Order and review inspections to confirm accounts written are consistent with preliminary underwriting information and takes action when the inspection reveals unacceptable risk characteristics. - Assist with training, mentoring and coaching of less experienced team members. - Determine if facultative reinsurance is needed and if so, factor reinsurance cost in gross pricing, complete cession procedures; documentation file, and follow established workflow procedure to ensure proper reporting / accounting. - Utilize various underwriting tools to: - Determine acceptable risk characteristics - Determine accurate exposure classifications - Set adequate property limits to accomplish appropriate insurance to value - Rate and quote business to agents - Support other underwriters as assigned when the other underwriter is traveling or out on vacation / sick time.  
ID
2020-4242
Primary Location
US-AZ-Scottsdale
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name IL, Chicago - 233 S Wacker Drive - Suite 3900
Manage an assigned underwriting territory to achieve profitable growth, including underwriting new business, renewals, endorsements and other transactions.  Identify new business opportunities and manage agency relationships.   Roles and Responsibilities  - Develop relationships and educate agents within agency plant to maximize opportunities and achieve profitable growth. - Initiate outbound calls to agencies to identify sales opportunities and collect agent intelligence. - Achieve new business premium, renewal premium retention and rate change objectives. - Within company guidelines and granted underwriting authority, evaluate new and renewal account information to determine risk acceptability, terms / conditions to be quoted, and pricing. - 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 guidelines. - Achieve customer service standards, including established objectives for: - New business quote turnaround - Renewal quotes - Endorsement, cancellation, audits and other transactions - Policy issuance - Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy construction. - Review mid-term endorsement requests for acceptability and provide instructions for processing. - Evaluate premium audit referrals to determine class acceptability and/or appropriateness of current exposure base. Adjust current term with acceptable changes to ensure company gets timely payment of adequate premium. - Order and review inspections to confirm accounts written are consistent with preliminary underwriting information and takes action when the inspection reveals unacceptable risk characteristics. - Assist with training, mentoring and coaching of less experienced team members. - Determine if facultative reinsurance is needed and if so, factor reinsurance cost in gross pricing, complete cession procedures; documentation file, and follow established workflow procedure to ensure proper reporting / accounting. - Utilize various underwriting tools to: - Determine acceptable risk characteristics - Determine accurate exposure classifications - Set adequate property limits to accomplish appropriate insurance to value - Rate and quote business to agents - Support other underwriters as assigned when the other underwriter is traveling or out on vacation / sick time.  
ID
2020-4241
Primary Location
US-IL-Chicago
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name NY, New York - 757 Third Ave - 10th Floor
Manage an assigned underwriting territory to achieve profitable growth, including underwriting new business, renewals, endorsements and other transactions.  Identify new business opportunities and manage agency relationships.   Roles and Responsibilities  - Develop relationships and educate agents within agency plant to maximize opportunities and achieve profitable growth. - Initiate outbound calls to agencies to identify sales opportunities and collect agent intelligence. - Achieve new business premium, renewal premium retention and rate change objectives. - Within company guidelines and granted underwriting authority, evaluate new and renewal account information to determine risk acceptability, terms / conditions to be quoted, and pricing. - 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 guidelines. - Achieve customer service standards, including established objectives for: - New business quote turnaround - Renewal quotes - Endorsement, cancellation, audits and other transactions - Policy issuance - Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy construction. - Review mid-term endorsement requests for acceptability and provide instructions for processing. - Evaluate premium audit referrals to determine class acceptability and/or appropriateness of current exposure base. Adjust current term with acceptable changes to ensure company gets timely payment of adequate premium. - Order and review inspections to confirm accounts written are consistent with preliminary underwriting information and takes action when the inspection reveals unacceptable risk characteristics. - Assist with training, mentoring and coaching of less experienced team members. - Determine if facultative reinsurance is needed and if so, factor reinsurance cost in gross pricing, complete cession procedures; documentation file, and follow established workflow procedure to ensure proper reporting / accounting. - Utilize various underwriting tools to: - Determine acceptable risk characteristics - Determine accurate exposure classifications - Set adequate property limits to accomplish appropriate insurance to value - Rate and quote business to agents - Support other underwriters as assigned when the other underwriter is traveling or out on vacation / sick time.  
ID
2020-4240
Primary Location
US-NY-New York
Loc2
MA, Boston - 99 Summer Street
Company Berkley Aspire
Location Name OR, Lake Oswego - Field Address
Manage an assigned underwriting territory to achieve profitable growth, including underwriting new business, renewals, endorsements and other transactions.  Identify new business opportunities and manage agency relationships.   Roles and Responsibilities  - Develop relationships and educate agents within agency plant to maximize opportunities and achieve profitable growth. - Initiate outbound calls to agencies to identify sales opportunities and collect agent intelligence. - Achieve new business premium, renewal premium retention and rate change objectives. - Within company guidelines and granted underwriting authority, evaluate new and renewal account information to determine risk acceptability, terms / conditions to be quoted, and pricing. - 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 guidelines. - Achieve customer service standards, including established objectives for: - New business quote turnaround - Renewal quotes - Endorsement, cancellation, audits and other transactions - Policy issuance - Provide detailed issuance instructions to ensure policy is delivered consistent with quoted terms and conditions and in accordance with established guidelines relative to policy construction. - Review mid-term endorsement requests for acceptability and provide instructions for processing. - Evaluate premium audit referrals to determine class acceptability and/or appropriateness of current exposure base. Adjust current term with acceptable changes to ensure company gets timely payment of adequate premium. - Order and review inspections to confirm accounts written are consistent with preliminary underwriting information and takes action when the inspection reveals unacceptable risk characteristics. - Assist with training, mentoring and coaching of less experienced team members. - Determine if facultative reinsurance is needed and if so, factor reinsurance cost in gross pricing, complete cession procedures; documentation file, and follow established workflow procedure to ensure proper reporting / accounting. - Utilize various underwriting tools to: - Determine acceptable risk characteristics - Determine accurate exposure classifications - Set adequate property limits to accomplish appropriate insurance to value - Rate and quote business to agents - Support other underwriters as assigned when the other underwriter is traveling or out on vacation / sick time.  
ID
2020-4239
Primary Location
US-OR-Lake Oswego
Loc2
WA, Seattle - 520 Pike Street

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