• Commercial Lines Underwriter Associate

    Job Locations US-MN-Edina
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/21/2018 6:04 PM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Underwriting
  • Overview

    Western National is seeking a motivated Underwriting Associate to join our Commercial Lines team. This exciting opportunity will allow someone to work closely alongside our Underwriters to assist them and our customers throughout the Underwriting Lifecycle.

     

    The primary function of this position is to assist underwriting in profitable premium growth through policy processing and technical support for both new and renewal business. 

    Responsibilities

    • Assists underwriters in the daily underwriting and processing of new and renewal business, and endorsements.
    • Uses established practices, processes, and procedures to renew and write new policies based on underwriting authority.
    • Reviews new and renewal business application documents, gathers additional information as needed to accurately underwrite policies.
    • Makes decisions and recommendations for varied situations, applying judgment to interpret related information, policies and procedures.
    • Executes policies within established authority level or recommends solutions when outside of authority level. 
    • Communicates with assigned agencies and underwriters.

    Qualifications

    • 1-3 years of experience within the Property and Casualty Insurance world with a focus on Underwriting or Underwriting Support.
    • AU and/or INS certification preferred.
    • Knowledge of industry practices, standards and underwriting concepts.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to follow established processes and procedures.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent time management skills.
    • Intermediate Word/Excel ability required.
    • Basic ImageRight knowledge.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Insurance or Finance (or equivalent related experience) is preferred.

    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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