• Personal Lines Underwriter

    Job Locations US-MN-Edina
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/20/2018 7:28 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Western National is pleased to announce an opportunity to join our Personal Lines Underwriting team as a Personal Lines Underwriter. This exciting opportunity is the perfect chance for someone who is interested in continuing to grow in their Underwriting career with a Wards Top 50 company.


    The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of Personal Lines Underwriting experience and be progressing or have their CPCU.


    • Develops and manages a personal lines book of business within assigned territory to meet organizational objectives for growth, retention, and profitability
    • Understands personal lines products, coverages, rating methodology, systems and marketplace
    • Uses established practices, procedures and authority level to issue, modify, and renew policies
    • Evaluates risk characteristics and analyzes historic and potential account performance to make sound underwriting decisions
    • Makes decisions independently within authority level and provides detailed assessment and recommendation to manager for risks outside established authority
    • Applies knowledge and judgement to help solve problems of various scope and complexity
    • Contacts other departments and/or external organization or parties frequently
    • Builds and maintains strong agency relationships


    • 2+ years of Underwriting experience in Property and Casualty space with strong focus on Personal Lines.
    • Working toward CPCU, AU or CIC certification.
    • Bachelor degree in Insurance or Finance or equivalent related experience.
    • Strong understand of industry practices, standards and underwriting concepts.
    • Able to multitask and solve problems.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong negotiation and relationship building skills.
    • Analytical with ability exercise sound business judgment.
    • Intermediate Word/Excel Skills.


    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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