• Underwriting Associate

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/12/2018 2:51 PM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Underwriting
  • Overview

    Western National is seeking an energetic individual that can assist underwriting in profitable premium growth in our Seattle office through policy processing and technical support for both new and renewal business in the role of Underwriting Associate. This position will operate under a designated level of authority while creating strong agency relationships.

    Responsibilities

    Assist underwriters in the daily underwriting and processing of new and renewal business, endorsements and premium audit transactions

    • Use established practices, processes and procedures to renew and write new policies based on underwriting authority level
    • Make decisions and recommendations for varied situations, while applying judgement to interpret related information, policies and procedures
    • Apply knowledge to help solve problems of relatively limited scope and complexity
    • Communicate with assigned agencies and underwriters creating and delivering varied types of messages and information

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor degree in Insurance or Finance or equivalent related experience, AU and/or INS certification preferred
    • Knowledge of industry practices, standards and underwriting concepts
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrates ability to multitask and solve basic problems
    • Negotiation and relationship building skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Time management/ability to meet deadlines

     

     

    Western National Insurance is a growing, A+ rated (A.M. Best) group of property-and-casualty insurance companies serving individuals, families, and businesses in 20 states across the Midwestern and Western U.S. plus Alaska. Currently ranked as the 57th largest private company by revenue in Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal), Western National has consistently earned accolades as an employer of choice, including as a Star Tribune Top Workplace (2011 – 2016), and previously as a recipient of the Minnesota Business Ethics Award, as a Minnesota Business Magazine Top 100 Workplace, as a Principal Financial “10 Best” Company, and as a finalist for the Alfred P. Sloan “When Work Works” Award.

    Western National is known as “The Relationship Company®”, and caring for employees is a key part of that relationship commitment. Western National offers competitive pay, advancement opportunities, a generous benefits package, a robust wellbeing program, and a healthy work/life balance (including three weeks of paid time off, nine paid holidays, and eight hours of paid volunteer time as a starting point for new employees). These attributes are just some of the reasons why nearly half of our employees choose to stay on the Western National team for 10 years or more.

    Our benefits package includes:

    • 401(k) company match
    • Medical insurance – We offer affordable (thanks to a strong employer subsidy), above-average coverage and the choice of either a traditional Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) option OR a High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) option
    • Western Wellbeing program – Including on-site massage, yoga classes, salad and healthy snack days, sit/stand workstations, nutrition seminars, and more
    • 100% company-paid tuition reimbursement for approved, job-relevant coursework
    • Discounts on automobile and homeowner's insurance
    • Other standard employee benefits – Including dental insurance, vision benefits, life insurance, disability insurance, and more

     

    We could continue to list the things that we think make Western National a great place to work, but why not hear it instead from actual current and former employees? Here are some quotes that Western National employees have posted to the Glassdoor public review site:

    • “Excellent company which prioritizes customer service and community service.”
    • “Just a great place to come to work, and stay for a career. I love the personal touch from [the] executive suite on down. [The] CEO is on a first-name basis with everyone.”
    • “Above-average benefits, especially on the health insurance front.”
    • “I have felt welcomed here and I feel like the Senior Management cares.”

     

    (For more reviews from current and former Western National employees, you can visit the company’s Glassdoor page here: http://bit.ly/2qXtl4A .)

     

    ***Western National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.***

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